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IFMA’s Sport Is Your Gang initiative wins the Spirit of Sport Awards 2014

April 17th, 2014

The most prestigious award for using the power of sport to make a difference has been awarded to Muaythai at the 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey. Sport Is Your Gang is the umbrella programme for all IFMA’s social initiatives and was launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Organisation for Peace & Sport. The president of IFMA, Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan was delighted to know that IFMA has been given the honour and recognition for the social ...


April 3rd, 2014

Muaythai and IFMA is one of the 5 nominees out of the 104 SportAccord world recognised sporting federations for their exceptional contribution to sport and society.   The Spirit of Sport Award was created by the SportAccord Council in 2002 to commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members who have made an exceptional and lasting contribution through the use of sport as a tool for a positive social change.   The award has received greater impetus in ...

Hakeew, the pride of Canada

April 2nd, 2014

Calgary will see another world class event this Saturday 5th of April with HAKEEM DAWODU (Canada) and  SAM SAMUT KIATPHONTHIP (Thailand) fighting for the WMC Muaythai Against Drugs  Intercontinental Title. This fight has attracted huge media publicity  and the main question is… Can Hakeew make Canada proud and beat the current champion in this highly anticipated match?  


April 1st, 2014

4 x WMC World Champion, Buakaw is set to defend his WMC World title at the Monaco Fighting Masters against French super star Dijme Coulibaly. Dijme Coulibaly has fought Buakaw on a previous occasion, losing on points. He has stated that at that time he was injured and this time he is looking to even the score, vowing to give 110% in his performance for this fight. Baroness Cecile de Massy who presided over the signing ceremony ...

Muaythai Takes Theatre Stage By Storm

March 28th, 2014

Thrilling stage show on the origins and heroes of muaythai and muay boran opens at The Stage, Bangkok’s newest playhouse.Bringing the origins and heroes of muaythai back to life, MUAYTHAI LIVE : THE LEGEND LIVES is an epic live show that captures 300 years of Muay Thai’s history though a dazzling combination of hyper-real fights, breathtaking stunts and sweeping drama. Created and directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham, celebrated Thai director of the award-winning film ‘Beautiful Boxer’ and ...

King of Kings 7 in Cambridge

March 27th, 2014

Cambridge England will play host to the first ever Muay Thai world championships fight night. A joint sanctioned event between the United Kingdom Muaythai Federation and the WMC, is a first of its kind in Cambridge. This spectacular event will see English multiple world champion Lee Coville, take on the very tough and heavy hitter Rittijak Kaewsamrit. In what is being described as the toughest toe to toe fight England has bore witness to, in a very long ...


March 25th, 2014

The event was held in Perth Western Australia in front of a sell out crowd on March 15th.     The main event was a WMC Challenge held between top Thai contender and female superstar Chommanee Taehiran and Caley Reece, one of the top female fighters in the world, former IFMA World Champion, Silver medal winner World Combat Games and WMC World Champion. The first round saw a battle of tactics, as Caley looked to close the gap while ...

Muaythai is getting ready for 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey

March 20th, 2014

Muaythai under IFMA has been a proud member of SportAccord since 2006 and has been an exhibitor at every convention since. From Seoul to Beijing, to Athens, to Denver, to Dubai, to London and last year, to St. Petersburg. This year IFMA will proudly be putting up its booth in Antalya, Turkey in order to promote muaythai as a cultural art form and competition sport. The SportAccord Convention is a 6-day annual gathering of over 2500 leading ...

IFMA President, guest of honour at the World Muay Boran Championships

March 18th, 2014

Grand Master Chinawut Sirisompan (GM Woody) chairman of the Kru Muaythai Association welcomed the President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan as the highest guest of honour and Stephan Fox, IFMA General Secretary and WMC Vice President at the World Muay Boran festival in the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya. IFMA and AMTAT President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan congratulated Grand Master Chinawut on the fantastic promotion of culture and Muay Boran.

Ajarn Paiboon and Ajarn Radom receives the Golden Mongkol

March 18th, 2014

Ajarn Paiboon and Ajarn Radom needs no introduction to the Muaythai community. Ajarn Radom, the former chairman of the technical commission at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium as well as chairman of the WMC technical board and Ajarn Paiboon, chairman of the IFMA technical commission and the technical delegate for the last World Combat Games was honoured to accept the Golden Mongkol. IFMA President and President the amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under royal patronage, Dr. ...

WMC Femme Fatale!

March 11th, 2014

Two of the top world female fighters will meet this weekend in the long anticipated title match. Australia’s Caley Reece, former IFMA and multiple WMC world champion will square off against Thai champion and one of the finalists of World Muay Thai Angels, Chommanee Sor Tehiran. This will be a world class match, Caley known for her aggressive fight style and Chommanee known for her outstanding grappling skills. Good luck to both girls. May the best ...

Muaythai Gets REAL in Italy!

March 11th, 2014

Muaythai is getting ready to hit reality TV in Italy with the first programme of its kind this July/August! The show format will feature 2 teams of 10 athletes, 5 male and 5 female thrust into survival mode in the jungle. Teams will battle both each other and mother nature to survive in the wild as well as make it through elimination to beat out the competition and be the ultimate muaythai survivor. Aptly named "Living Muaythai", ...

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