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Muaythai Is Getting Ready for the United Through Sports Virtual Festival

August 20th, 2020

Over 60 sports and organisations will participate in the United Through Sports Virtual Festival which is under the patronage of the International Committee, Paralympic Committee, and Special Olympics. IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan stated that this event is a fantastic opportunity to bring the youth of the world together and to move forward in these challenging times.  IFMA is in the process to host national qualifiers around the world and the winners of the final will ...

Thai Fight Returns!

August 19th, 2020

Saturday the 19th September will see the return of Thai Fight this time returning to the Mall Bangkapi, Bangkok. The show returns with a bang after a 6-month hiatus due to the dreaded Corona Virus. Gracing the event will be 3-time WMC world champion and considered by many as the pound for pound number 1 fighter Saenchai PK Saenchai Muaythai Gym alongside two-time WMC world Champion Saensatharn PK Saenchai Muaythai Gym. Also on the card Kitti, Tengnueng, Payak-Samui, Saensatharn, Samingdej, Kompikart and ...

Kuwait Online Khan Seminar a Big Success.

August 18th, 2020

30 participants were selected for a historical online muaythai seminar organised by IFMA and the Kuwait Muaythai Committee in cooperation with the Kuwait Olympic Committee. His Royal Highness Fahad Nasser Sabah President of the KOC designated Doctor Hisham to represent the Kuwait NOC and he welcomed all the delegates lead by IFMA President Doctor Sakchye Tapsuwan and General Secretary Stephan Fox. Both the IFMA President and the General Secretary made key note presentations together with IFMA ...

Muaythai Stadiums in BKK Welcome Spectators from Today!

August 13th, 2020

2020 has been one of the most challenging years of the modern era for muaythai with stories of despair rather than hope frequenting the news due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Some good news was announced this week by the Royal Thai Government that once again spectators will be allowed to enter the muaythai stadiums from today onwards. There is no other atmosphere in the world that compares to a packed Bangkok stadium as the ...

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 ...

Virtual Muaythai Becomes a Reality in Afghanistan

August 10th, 2020

Last weekend Afghanistan saw its biggest event ever with participants joining and competing at their national event without leavinghome. Afghanistan Virtual Championships 2020 entered the sports history books as the fist event held through the internet. Hundreds and hundreds of participants across genders and ages registereded to perform their skills in four competitions: Shadow Box, Wai Kru, Max Fit, and Aero Fit. Afghanistan has been one of the most active muaythai federations in the Middle East to ...

IFMA Virtual Championships 2020: Max Fit

August 7th, 2020

Strength and conditioning make the base of any sport and muaythai is no exception. It makes a difference between a winner and runner up in the last rounds of the competition.  IFMA Virtual Championships will feature the Max Fit competition among four to let athletes and muaythai enthusiasts put their strength, power and stamina to a test and be named the first IFMA Virtual World Champion. This competition will focus on contestants’ strength, power and stamina. This will ...

Muaythai Returns to the UAE

August 5th, 2020

Muaythai Night Abu Dhabi has become the first event after the lockdown which became a top followed event for all martial arts followers in UAE. Held behind closed doors in a specially placed arena at Al Forsan International Sports Resort the event could not slip to the attention of thousands of local spectators and international crowd around the world. Strict precautions have been observed in the buildup of the event with every person coming to the ...

Saensatharn: 2 Time World Champion

August 4th, 2020

Saensatharn PK Saenchai Muaythai gym formerly Sor Suradej is a fighter that needs no introduction on the muaythai scene. A two time WMC world champion from Khon Kaen, Saensatharn has beaten many top names including Yodwicha, Chamukathong and Pascal Shroth to name a few. Saensatharn became the WMC champion by beating Dylan Salvador in Paris by decision in May 2016. To date Saensatharn has had 172 fights with 137 wins and is a Lumphinee and Thai ...

Mission 89, GoodCorporation, FIFA & IFMA Working Towards the Protection of Youth

July 31st, 2020

IFMA has joined up with anti-trafficking charity Mission 89 and GoodCorporation alongside other leading sports organisations such as FIFA, to commit to the fight against child trafficking in sport, by supporting the principles outlined in the Framework on Safeguarding Children from Trafficking in sport. The Framework draws on best practice models from international organisations such as UNICEF, FIFA and StreetFootballWorld. Practices and procedures that should be followed to manage the safe recruitment of child athletes from ...

Saenchai Turns 40 Today

July 30th, 2020

Saenchai the muaythai legend proves that age is just a number as he turns 40 years old today. Saenchai is a 3 time WMC world champion and has had 346 fights with 299 wins and is considered by many to be the greatest pound for pound fighter to date. Saenchai continues to compete at the highest level and is currently on a 53 win streak. From all at the WMC we wish Saenchai a very happy birthday and ...

All-Star Lineup for the Finals of the Ukrainian Nationals

July 27th, 2020

The final bouts of the Ukrainian National Championships were a spectacle not to miss with Muaythai world champions present in almost each weight category. Many top fighters competed including Igor Liubchenko, Vasil Sorokin, Oleg Prymachov, Sergey Kulyaba, Vladislav Mykytas, Viktoria Yevtushenko to name a few. Ukraine can truly be proud of the level of muaythai they have with world champions building the image of the country as a martial arts loving sport. It is inevitable that ...

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