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Mathieu Guevara Goes for a Hat Trick!

September 22nd, 2020

Mathieu Guevara from France is someone who needs no introduction in the world of muaythai. A 2 time WMC European champion Mathieu represents France at the highest level. The 31 year old will be heading to Italy next month to defend his title for the second time, hoping to pull off a hat trick. Mathieu originally became the European champion by beating Maciej Zenbik from Poland in what was an epic bout. He then defended the ...

100 Countries Expected to Be Part of the IFMA Virtual Championships

September 17th, 2020

IFMA Virtual World Championships becomes a real fad now with thousands of athletes around the world practicing their Wai Kru, Shadow Box, studying Max Fit exercising and rehearsing the Aero Fit performance.  The new format of the competition is now a full IFMA discipline and the level of the rivalry will definitely be keeping the viewers up from their couches for the duration of the entire competition.  More than 100 countries confirmed their participation with national competitions ...

Mathieu Guevara to Defend his European Title

September 15th, 2020

Saturday the 24th October at Cinecittà World, Rome will see the return of Fighting Spirit World Series. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC will feature the best of the best fighters from Italy including WMC Intercontinental champion Luca Falco. Headlining the show will be 2 time European champion Mathieu Guevara from France who will be defending his belt for the second time, against new challenger Cristian Marzullo from Italy. Mathieu originally beat Maciej Zenbik from ...

Opening of the Laan Kru Suar Khlong Toei – Highlights

September 11th, 2020

The Sport Is Your Gang programme is one which draws on the supportive environment of the muaythai family to create a platform, through which disadvantaged and marginalised youths are able to bring structure to their lives, learning skills and core values that will aid them in their development. This is why the SIYG project in Thailand targets youths living in disadvantaged and/or marginalised communities such as the inner-city slum areas, to create play spaces where ...

USMF R&J Muaythai Summit a Big Success

September 9th, 2020

The United States Muaythai Federation in cooperation with IFMA and WMC Thailand hosted a 3-day online Referee and Judge Seminar from the 4th to the 6th of September to cover both the amateur and professional rule sets. Around 50 people from the US participated in the event from the safety of their own homes during the Covid Pandemic which has placed many restrictions on public gatherings. IFMA and WMC Thailand have begun organising online seminars through ...

The Muaythai Against Drugs Campaign

September 4th, 2020

The Muaythai Against Drugs (M.A.D.) campaign was created by the WMC in a bid to encourage people to become addicted to muaythai as opposed to falling victim of drug abuse. The campaign began in 1999 and was established under the direction of H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya and in cooperation with IFMA. One of the general's mottos is “Using Muaythai to help the young is our main goal.” The campaign began in Bangkok where every Saturday children ...

Samy Sana vs Martin Meoni Fight in the Works

September 3rd, 2020

An exciting match up between French superstar Samy Sana and Thai fight star Martine Meoni from Italy is currently in discussion with the WMC. The pair were scheduled to fight in the next 4 weeks but due to the recent surge in Covid infections in France, the government has reintroduced strict rules surrounding live sporting events. It is hoped that the fight will be rescheduled toward the end of the year or possibly at the beginning ...

IOC Give Patronage to UTS Virtual Championships

September 1st, 2020

The UTS Virtual Sports Festival will be an unprecedented event which became a reality as a result of the world lockdown.  It will be the first time that the world of sport will unite online and celebrate sport from the safety of their homes. The sport will always find a way to be practiced and competed, and the Virtual Sports Festival will become an event which will include Olympic and non-Olympic sports.  After the IFMA Muaythai Virtual ...

Arthur Meyer Signs to Arena Fight

August 28th, 2020

Arthur Meyer has signed a fight deal with Arena Fight Promotions in France which has got many fight fans around the world excited. Arena Fight is one of the biggest French fighting sports organisations and always delivers top level fights with the best international elite fighters. Arthur, originally from Le Havre in Normandy, France trains in the famous Singpatong gym in Thailand alongside sparring partners and muaythai legends Rafi Bohi and Damien Alamos. Arthur is a very ...

Laan Kru Suar Khlong Toei

August 26th, 2020

Over a decade ago, IFMA began the Sport Is Your Gang initiative to create projects for youth from challenged backgrounds and/or impoverished locations to create safe playgrounds. The initiative has seen locations open up from Thailand to Mexico to Peru to the Philippines and many more. In 2014, IFMA received the prestigious Spirit of Sport Award and was the first non-Olympic sport to receive this honor. We are living in the middle of a pandemic, which ...

Arab Federation Organises Virtual Workshop

August 24th, 2020

An R&J virtual seminar was held on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of July in the UAE with over 17 countries and 160 Referees and Judges participating in the Arabic speaking muaythai workshop. The event was organised by IFMA, FAMA and the Arab Muaythai Federation to update each and every participant on rule changes and also on the upcoming virtual muaythai championship. The workshop was coordinated by the UAE Muaythai Federation and led by the Vice-President of IFMA's R&J ...

Teresa Wintermyr: 2 Time WMC Champion

August 21st, 2020

Teresa Wintermyr from Sweden is a fighter that needs no introduction in the sport of muaythai. A 2 time WMC world champion, Teresa has been living and fighting in Thailand since 2008 when she first discovered and fell in love with the sport. Teresa holds notable wins over Buagaew Giatsombat, Saifah Sor Suparat and Duennapa Mor. Ratana Bundit to name a few. Beating Sonal Pattni from Finland in 2011, Teresa became the WMC world champion, she ...

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