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Muaythai Angel Shines in Saint-Tropez

August 14th, 2014

Taehiran Chommanee, the winner of the WMC Muaythai Angels Competition, has been competing in Saint-Tropez verses Irina Mazepa under the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign. A fantastic promotion with many VIPs from around the world present, it was Chommanee winning the contest and the award given by HE M. Apichart Chinwanno the Thai ambassador to France, Joël Bouzou the President of Peace and Sport, muaythai consultant, Jean-Laurent Bourquin, and Mr Jaru the CEO of ...

Saint-Tropez in Muaythai Fever

July 23rd, 2014

One of the most famous, jet-setting, high-society places in the world will be the centre of the muaythai world on August 4th. Promoter Olivier Muller, in cooperation with the World Muaythai Council (WMC), the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), have put together a truly promising fightcard. The event is also in cooperation with the Peace & Sport campaign, under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the Muaythai & UN “UNiTE ...

2014: A Knockout Year for Muaythai

January 22nd, 2015

While the New Year has started with many activities planned for 2015 such as the Muaythai Day gala event, IFMA Muaythai University World Cup (under patronage of FISU), the African Championship in Morocco, the all-important Royal World Cup in Bangkok, and many more, last year marked many important milestones for Muaythai. February: saw Muaythai day, organized by the cultural ministry in conjunction with WMC and IFMA celebrated in Bangkok and other cities around the world. April: saw ...

Muaythai Mourns the Loss of Branko Cikatic

March 24th, 2020

Branko needs no introduction in the world of sport. Having been the first K1 World Grand Prix champion, Branko was also a multiple world champion and dedicated the latter part of his life to the development of the nest generation, and served for numerous years as the President of the Croatian Muaythai Federation an on the IFMA board. Over the last years like a true warrior, Branko has battled his illness and will always be remembered ...

Monaco Achieves Full Muaythai Recognition

January 30th, 2012

Another IFMA/WMC member which brings it now to over 70 has gained full recognition by their national sports ministry. Monaco may be a small country in size, but it has a very active federation for muaythai. IFMA has very close links to Monaco, especially as a partner of L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport (Peace & Sport) which is under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.  

World Muaythai Council’s Tribute to Muaythai’s High Patron HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14th, 2016

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej rose to the greatest heights in modern Thai history and was in his lifetime, the pillar and soul of his nation. At the time of his passing yesterday, he was the world’s longest reigning Monarch, and had been recognised with several international awards, especially for his social contributions. In Thailand, he was considered the father of many innovations in technology which not only helped the Kingdom, but also neighbouring countries. For ...

It has begun: The official press release for muaythai towards the highest recognition

March 30th, 2012

A press conference was held at the Emerald Hotel for the upcoming muaythai gala event which has three objectives: The official application for muaythai to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the official application for muaythai to be included in the International World Games, and the launch of the muaythai campaign “Sport Is Your Gang”, in cooperation with Peace and Sport, partner of the IOC. His Royal Majesty the King of Thailand has donated the ...

Thai Fight Yala

July 14th, 2017

This Saturday the 15th July will see the latest edition of Thai Fight this time hosted in the Southern province of Yala. The event which promotes Thai culture around the world has this time decided to head to the South of Thailand, a place known for political unrest. The show entitled “We love Yala” hopes to spread love in the region, promoting peace. This event promises not to disappoint and includes fights from Muaythai legends such ...

WMC and IFMA Muaythai Day Celebrations

February 2nd, 2018

February 6th marks an auspicious day in the Muaythai calendar as Muaythai day where practitioners of the sport around the globe pay homage to King Somdej Phra Sanpher the 8th, better known as Phra Chao Sua, or the Tiger King. The Tiger King is renowned for his skills in martial arts, rising to the throne on February 6th, 1702. In celebration of the IOC recognition and also the cooperation of IFMA as a member of the recognised ...

Muaythai Stands United Against Racism

June 11th, 2020

IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation since its establishment in 1992, stands united against racism and discrimination, it is deeply rooted in the IFMA philosophy and integrated into the preamble of the IFMA constitution. Respect is one of the five pillars of muaythai and from the moment you enter the IFMA family, there is a zero-tolerance policy for racial discrimination and harassment. Our athletes stand united and are the role models for the youth. Every stakeholder ...

Buakaw: He for She Ambassador

April 19th, 2020

Muaythai has a responsibility as an IOC recognised sport in contributing to social development and implementing social change. The WMC and IFMA have long had a strong relationship with UNESCO, UN Women and Peace and Sport and have been very active with regards to the He for She Campaign. The He for She campaign which is run by UN Women came up with the “Active bystander” campaign produced with the objective to encourage young people especially ...

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 ...

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