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July 24th, 2017

The beautiful city of Bangkok will be the centre of the world for the muaythai youth championships from the 3rd to the 11th August. Over 1000 participants are confirmed from all 5 continents which will take part in this sporting and cultural exchange. The event titled Reaching for the Stars will be in line with IFMA’s youth and grass root development to use the power of sport and muaythai to create a better world. It will ...

Sofia Olofsson gets a High Five from the World Games

February 5th, 2021

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is an organisation recognised by the International Olympic committee (IOC) sharing the same values and closely cooperating. The IWGA is committed to developing their activities in the Olympic spirit and in conformity with the Olympic charter. Muaythai through IFMA is a proud member of IWGA and muaythai is one of the 37 recognised sports and is included as a full medal sport in the World Games. Gender equality is important for ...

Let the Games Begin

October 7th, 2021

The World Virtual Championships 2021 started with over 70 countries participating in different disciplines, including wai kru, shadow boxing, mai muay, max fit, and shadow refereeing.  IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan welcomed the participants on the virtual platform, highlighted the solidarity of the IFMA family during these challenging times again, and praised the IFMA family’s innovation and flexibility.  IFMA Vice President, General Udomdej, shows his pride in IFMA’s IOC recognition and IFMA’s mission to protect the cultural heritage of muaythai.  IFMA’s ...

Sofia Olofsson gets a High Five from the World Games

February 5th, 2021

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is an organisation recognised by the International Olympic committee (IOC) sharing the same values and closely cooperating. The IWGA is committed to developing their activities in the Olympic spirit and in conformity with the Olympic charter. Muaythai through IFMA is a proud member of IWGA and muaythai is one of the 37 recognised sports and is included as a full medal sport in the World Games. Gender equality is important for ...

WMC/IFMA Meeting with Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister

October 7th, 2014

A special meeting was arranged by the new Minister for Sport and Tourism, Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul. The meeting was attended by the President of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of his Majesty the King General, Chetta Tanajaro, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, the President of IFMA and President of Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Stephan Fox, the International Vice President of WMC and General Secretary. ...

Thai Senators Visit – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 24th, 2011

The Thai Senate delegation under the chairmanship of Mrs. Narumon Siriwat, visited the IFMA World Championships. At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Senate’s Sports Committee expressed her gratitude to the Uzbekistan Government for organizing such a spectacular opening ceremony. She also said that she is extremely surprised on the popularity of the sport of Muaythai outside the country of Thailand. In a special meeting with the IFMA leadership, she promised to go back to the ...

SportAccord IF Forum 2014 a Huge Success

November 11th, 2014

The SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne this year was a huge success. Read below for a quick roundup of the events and activities. CLOSING ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT The IF Forum provides the ideal platform for the international federations from where to adapt, every year, their management, marketing and media strategies to existing standards. It creates, at the same time, the most appropriate social environment that allows members and colleagues from the world of sports to interact ...

The IFMA Championships Come to a Halt

December 12th, 2021

After 8 Days and over 700 bouts, the IFMA World Championships have rung the final bell for 2021. The National Stadium in Bangkok was the venue where the world watched the best of the best coming to the IFMA World Championships and booking their place in the World Games 2022 in Birmingham. Many of these final matches would be a promoter's dream and would fill up any stadium around the world. There were so many outstanding matches in the ...

Italian R&J Course

May 24th, 2021

The Italian muaythai Federation which is the sole recognised federation by the National Olympic Committee of Italy is holding a three-part weekly IFMA/WMC R&J seminar. The safety of the athletes is always at the forefront of IFMA, ITO Rodolfo Meoni Stated, especially at the grass roots level where we must ensure that we have the best referees in the centre ring to ensure safety and fairness for these young athletes. He went on further to say that ...

Istanbul in Full Preparation for 2022 European Championships

January 17th, 2022

The Turkish Muaythai Federation is in full preparation to welcome teams from across the continent of Europe to the 2022 European Championships to qualify for the final direct spots for Europe at the upcoming World Games 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByIrJWo87kg Under the leadership of its newly elected President Hasan Yildiz, the Turkish Muaythai Federation is working at full speed to ensure a safe and high level event for all participating delegations. Registration is open and in full swing ...

The Sporting World Celebrates his Majesty the King’s Birthday

July 31st, 2019

102 member countries came together for the closing ceremony of the 2019 IFMA World Championships and joined the nation in the well wishes of His Majesty King Rama the 10th. Many sporting personalities joined this occasion, the world Taekwondo President Choue Chung-Won, the international Jiu Jitsu Federation President Panagiotis Theodoropoulos with the IOC being represented by Andrew Hofer. IFMA would like to wish his Majesty the King Rama the 10th a happy birthday on this glorious ...

Diplomacy Through Sport

January 26th, 2022

Diplomacy Through SportKingdom of Thailand & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Today has marked a historical day between two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, when His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Thailand and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded a two-day ...

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