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IFMA First International Federation to Sign Partnership Contract for SportAccord Convention 2015

November 13th, 2014

IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox and SportAccord Convention Managing Director Nis Hatt signed a contract for Sochi 2015. Mr Fox also presented Mr Hatt with a token of appreciation from Muaythai for the support and cooperation of SportAccord. Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International ...

Kazakhstan President’s Cup

June 15th, 2018

Kazakhstan is one of the strongest muaythai federations in the world, proud member of IFMA and WMC recognised by the IOC and the Sports Ministry headed by the President of FAMA and former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and Vice President Farhart Amankulov. Every year professional events sanctioned by the WMC are held. This years is a special event as it also marks the birthday of Mr Massimov. The highlight of the evening is a ...

WMC Referee and Judge Seminar, Bangkok

July 17th, 2019

A joint technical official referee and judge course by the World Muaythai Council and IFMA is taking place at the Sports Authority of Thailand before the opening of the IFMA World Championships. Thirty selected ITO's from around the world have come together to be part of this 4 day course which is supervised by Associate Professor Ajarn Radom Nabangchang the chair of the muaythai professional sector and also the former technical head of the famous Lumphinee ...

A Feast for the Senses: Opening Ceremony, SportAccord 2012

June 6th, 2012

Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord   Delegates at the Opening Ceremony of 2012 SportAccord Convention began their evening with cocktails and a lavish assortment of delicious Quebecois specialty meats, cheeses, and tables towering with desserts.   As conversation and wine flowed, musicians dressed as chefs wound their way through the crowds, encouraging everyone to follow their melodious meandering to the end of the convention hall, where an enormous wall, in actuality a thick black curtain, suddenly rose up into ...

The Highest Honour Given to WMC Vice President

October 17th, 2019

World renowned sports personality Stephan Fox needs no introduction in the world of sport. A former World Champion who transitioned through various roles including administration and where today, he is the President of AIMS the IOC recognised umbrella organisation for Non-Olympic recognised sports. Mr Fox is also Vice-President of GAISF, the world umbrella organisation for Olympic and Non-Olympic sports promoting the mission of one voice for all sport. Stephan Fox has dedicated his life to sport ...

Vakhitov vs Hancharonak History in the Making

June 3rd, 2014

Two of the most decorated Muaythai fighters will face off at the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters. Both of them will be fighting for bragging rights and the pride of their countries. Hancharonak, a multiple IFMA World Champion and winner of the 2010 World Combat Games, will square-off against the Russian superstar Vakhitov, who took that title away from him at the 2013 World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. Hancharonak  said that this was the hardest loss in ...

IGLA Education System at Start Up Thailand

May 5th, 2016

The WMC and IFMA IGLA education system has been developed over the last 3 years to include cultural, sporting and education as a platform. Muaythai is a martial art and combat sport with over 1000 years of history but nevertheless we must include the present and plan for the future this is why this system has been given the highest priority. The leading masters, specialists and Muaythai partners such as UN women and Peace and ...

FBT: Officially Approved Equipment

August 31st, 2012

FBT has signed an agreement with IFMA as the first to become an IFMA approved equipment supplier, in a special press conference held at the FBT Complex.  The proprietor of FBT, Mr. Kamol Chokpaibulkit explained his happiness at being part of IFMA’s IOC recognition process. As Thailand’s largest sporting goods company, FBT has been a strong supporter of many sports for years, as well as being a strong supporter of IFMA. General Chetta Thanajaro, President of the ...

WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Speaks at 2010 World IF Forum

January 26th, 2011

WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Speaks at 2010 World IF Forum The IF Forum is organised by SportAccord Convention in conjunction with SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF. It is the world meeting for all world recognised International Federations and is by invitation only. The 2010 IF Forum in Lausanne was is officially opened by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC and Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord. Mr. Stephan Fox, who was participating for the second time ...

General Chetta Congratulates IFMA

January 12th, 2017

General Chetta Thanajaro the Honoury President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand congratulated IFMA on their recognition by the IOC. The WMC which was established in 1995 under directive of the Royal Thai government to foster and promote all aspects of Muaythai has been a firm partner of IFMA since day 1. The marriage of WMC and IFMA is unbreakable as all key officials of IFMA hold executive positions in the WMC committee, by example the ...

IFMA attending the 2011 SportAccord Convention

March 16th, 2011

IFMA - Our sister organisation that governs the amateur side of Muaythai will shortly be attending the SportAccord Convention in London, UK. While there they will be gathering support for Muaythai, as well as representing Muaythai in-front of many of the leading sporting organisations and committees, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This is a very special year for Muaythai to attend as we will be furthering our bid to become one of the few World Recognised ...

WMC World Meeting

September 27th, 2013

President General Chetta Thanajarocalled for the 2013 meeting of the world executives of the WMC. The World Muaythai Council, which is the sole professional Muaythai organisation set up under parliament resolution and which is under the directive of the Royal Thai Government.   General Chetta Thanajaro came to delegate to over 100 countries in Bangkok and stated that the WMC has come a long way since its inauguration in 1995, held in the convention hall of the ...

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