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March 16th, 2012

  A special meeting was held at the Four Wings Hotel in Bangkok for the upcoming ‘Muaythai Towards IOC’ event. The meeting was chaired by H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, Privy Councillor to His Majesty the King, and at the main table, there were dignitaries such as Dr. Nat Indrapana, IOC Member for Thailand, General Chetta Thanajaro, President of the WMC, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of IFMA, Admiral Surawut Maharom, Advisor to Educational Funds for the Sports ...

Phuket Games Opened with Spectacular Ceremony

November 15th, 2014

The curtain finally rose on the 4th Asian Beach Games on the evening of November 14 at the Saphan Hin Sports Center in Phuket, with Privy Councillor and the Royal Representative, Gen Surayuth Julanon presiding. Also attending the ceremony were HRH Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Phuket Governor Nisit Chansomwong, and other key people from the world of sport, the IOC, National Olympic Committees, ...

King’s Cup 2018

July 31st, 2018

The World Muaythai Council under royal patronage and IFMA the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur recognised by the IOC and the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under royal patronage joined forces to celebrate the 66th birthday of his Majesty the King Rama the 10th. The event was held in cooperation with the Sports Authority of Thailand at the Sports Authority complex and it was an exciting day with spectacular contests. The King's Cup is fought in ...

WMC Congratulates Vice President Stephan Fox

April 28th, 2015

The Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord (AIMS), one of the partner groups of SportAccord Convention representing 23 Non-Olympic recognised sports in SportAccord held it’s General Assembly at the SAC 2015 with the main agenda of electing a President. WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Mr Stephan Fox emerged victorious and is not only the new president of AIMS but also a SportAccord Council Member. The new president revealed the importance of working with National ...

WMC and IFMA King’s Birthday Celebrations

July 27th, 2019

The World Muaythai Council under royal patronage and IFMA the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur recognised by the IOC and the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under royal patronage will celebrate the 67th birthday of his Majesty the King Rama the 10th. The event will be held in cooperation with the Sports Authority of Thailand at the Sports Authority complex on Saturday the 27th July. There will be 2 Super 4 tournaments with the first been ...

Thai superstars get SLAMMED

May 31st, 2012

Slamm, the premier muaythai promoter from Holland, put on another world class event with the best from Holland and Morocco taking on the best from Thailand. Fight no.1 was in the 61kg division between Illias el Hajoui  VS  Pornsane Sitmonchai who both put on a world class performance, but the Dutch fighter took the lead with a points decision against the Thai fighter. Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn, one of the biggest names in this division, was the ...

King’s Cup 2015

December 1st, 2015

The press conference took place for the 2015 King's Cup in honour of His Majesty the King's 88th birthday. December 5 is truly a day of celebration in the kingdom of Thailand. Every year, one of the main attraction to honour His Majesty is the King's Cup. As every year, the event will be organised in conjunction with the Royal Thai Government (Ministry of Culture), the World Muaythai Council under the patronage of H.M. the ...

WMC and IFMA Partnership Works Out

June 13th, 2016

The World Muaythai Council (WMC) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) have been in partnership for over 20 years which benefits the amateur development and muaythai goal to be recognised by the IOC. Fostering and promoting all aspects of muaythai is the primary goal of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of His Majesty the King which is the highest honour in Thailand and IFMA been the world recognised body has the responsibility ...

WMC / IFMA Hosts Chinese Government and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee

September 24th, 2012

Last year the WMC and IFMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese government stating that all international Muaythai events in the People’s Republic of China will be sanctioned and coordinated by the World Muaythai Council (WMC) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). The Chinese government wants to ensure that there is a proper fostering and grassroots development of Muaythai in the People’s Republic of China, which can only be done in cooperation ...

Wu Fights a Knock out Success

November 1st, 2016

For the next 14 months the People’s Republic of China will be one of the centres of World Muaythai with the 15 event series of Wu fights in which the best Muaythai fighters of the world will take on China’s best on the road to become the ultimate winner. The first round of the event saw multiple WMC and IFMA world champions taking on China’s elite and the event proved that Chinese Muaythai is getting ...

World Martial Art Meeting in Lausanne

January 26th, 2011

Lausanne, the home of the IOC, SportAccord and many world federations hosted the 2010 World Martial Art & Combat Sports Meeting. Representatives of the 14 world recognised martial art & combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic, participated at the meeting, chaired by SportAccord President, Mr. Hein Verbruggen. Muaythai and IFMA was represented by Mr. Stephan Fox, IFMA General Secretary, whom has been a member of the SportAccord Martial Art Group since its establishment.   Mr. Fox stated “This is ...

Buakaw, He for She Ambassador

January 13th, 2017

Muaythai is an Olympic recognised sport and always has and always will play an important part in contributing to social development and use the power of the sport and athletes to create a better tomorrow. Over many years social projects have been carefully planned such as Sport is your Gang by example which won the 2014 world spirit of sport award. Unity and diversity, anti-discrimination, gender equality, Muaythai for Everybody as a healthy lifestyle, cooperation with ...

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