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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 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 ...

Arab Championships a Big Success

September 6th, 2021

The 2021 Arab Championships were held this weekend in Al Sulaymaniyah - Kurdistan, Iraq with 12 countries from the Arab regions participating in this important event. The chairman was the Minister of Sports and Youth, Mr. Adnan Al Dirgal who made an emotional opening speech welcoming the athletes in these challenging times. He welcomed each and every country and congratulated Muaythai on the recognition from the IOC and with many big events coming up such as the World ...

History will be made in Kuwait

August 11th, 2020

History will be made this weekend in Kuwait as the first national federation will be conducting the new online IFMA educational programme. IFMA has worked over the last year to remodel their education programme and have stepped up efforts during the pandemic not as a temporary solution but as a positive opportunity to move forward and evolve. The online education conference will incorporate IFMA's belief to promote and protect the ancient values and traditions of muaythai ...

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 ...

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 ...

IFMA @ SportAccord Convention London – A Striking Success!!

April 18th, 2011

IFMA’s presence at this year’s SportAccord Convention proved to be the most successful yet. This year’s edition of the SportAccord Convention was one of the most important to date, as it was held in London just one year before the 2012 London Olympic Games. That’s why the IFMA international office worked tirelessly to ensure that the bar was raised yet again this year, to create and design the biggest and most attractive booth since ...

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 ...

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 ...

The WMC Congratulates Dr. Muhammad Yunus

July 29th, 2021

The IOC has awarded Dr. Yunus, the second ever Olympic Laurel during the Olympic Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Initiated for Rio 2016, the Olympic Laurel is to be awarded at the opening ceremony of each summer edition of the Olympic Games. The IOC awards the Laureate to someone who has made significant achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport. Professor Yunus was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 and he ...

IFMA Honourary President and Former WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro

June 8th, 2020

General Chetta Thanajaro is one of the most respected army and sporting figures in Thailand. He has devoted his life to the kingdom and to sport. He was the former commander-in-chief in the army and later Defence Minister of Thailand and until today has devoted his life to the protection of the country as his duty. Under General Chetta's presidency of the Thai Boxing Association of Thailand, Somrack Kamsing made history by winning the first ever ...

Ilyass Habibali Makes the UAE Proud

July 7th, 2021

The third UAE muaythai extravaganza saw a world class fight card withthe opening bout between Sheroz Kholmirzaev from Uzbekistan and Nouredine Samir from the UAE. Both fighters were trying to fight their way into the rankings and toward a qualifying spot for the World Games 2022. Sheroz showed outstanding boxing skills and Nouredine checked with razor sharp counter attacks using the close range and grappling to score points. Both fighters displayed outstanding muaythai skills but it was Nouredine which ended ...

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