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December 14th, 2020

Special year – special vote: this year we celebrate 40 years of The World Games, and have a special vote planned for this purpose: The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time! Member federations have nominated 25 candidates for the online vote, and the list will be published immediately after New Year, on 4 January 2021. The candidates can be from any edition of The World Games’ 40 year long history, as long as they are ...

In Memory of King Rama 9

December 11th, 2020

The IFMA international office joined over 20 min in Thailand for the Buddhists chanting ceremony in loving memory of King Rama 9. Over 40,000 temples nationwide commemorate the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The day is also celebrated as a national day and father's day. His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej was at the time of his passing the world longest serving monarch in the Thai history. 

Peru and Trinidad R&J Seminar

December 4th, 2020

The Peruvian Muaythai Federation and the Trinidad and Tobago Muaythai Federation took part in a referee and judge masterclass led by some of the highest experts in the game last weekend. The course material was divided into 3 parts including the amateur (IFMA), Professional (WMC), and the newly formatted virtual championship rules. The seminar was opened by IFMA Director Charissa Tynan and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox. After a warm welcome to all participants, Stephan gave ...


November 25th, 2020

A Big Day for Aero Fit! The Aero Fit competition was a big hit on the live stream with some amazing performances and it is time to announce the finalists! The Final in the Youth Under 10 Division will be between the International Cheer Union and the International Federation of Muaythai Associations. Congratulations to you! The Aero Fit Under 12 Finals will be between two International Cheer Union teams. Congratulations but a special mention must go to the Right to ...

Podiums of the IFMA World Virtual Championships 2020

November 20th, 2020

It has been a great week full of excitement and heated rivalry with truly close decisions and friendly competition spanning  great distances over the world via the digital super highway.  This is the first time in IFMA’s history that an event was held in 134 countries with venues set up in living rooms, parks, gyms and roof tops around the globe. IFMA athletes truly showed that neither distance nor  pandemic can be an obstacle for a ...

Triumphant Promotes Gender Equality

November 18th, 2020

Triumphant 9 was held on Saturday at Rosarito Beach in Mexico with fight fans around the world being treated to an evening of world-class muaythai. Despite promoter Geoff Quares having to jump over many hurdles to make the show happen the event was a massive success. Triumphant has experienced great achievement in the USA over the past few years and decided to head south of the border to Mexico setting up a ring right next to ...

Chinese Taipei Hosts Online Khan Seminar

November 17th, 2020

The Chinese Taipei Muaythai Association had a busy weekend as they hosted an online khan seminar in conjunction with the IFMA International office. Forty participants were in attendance of the seminar which was led by Muaythai Grand Masters Ajarn Chao and Khru Id, broadcast from the IFMA studio in Bangkok. The seminar was opened by IFMA director Charissa Tynan who welcomed everyone to the seminar and congratulated the President on organising the event. Following the Director, IFMA ...

UMAI Khan Seminar: A Massive Success

November 10th, 2020

History was made this weekend as the United Muaythai Association of India (UMAI) hosted the largest Online khan seminar to date with IFMA from the international headquarters in Bangkok. A total of 130 participants from states all across India took part in the seminar which was led by two of Thailand's highest masters, Ajarn Chao and Ajarn Id. S Students took part in the seminar from their own homes and gyms and were able to receive one on ...

UMAI Breaks Khan Seminar Numbers Record

November 5th, 2020

The Indian Muaythai Association (UMAI) will shatter records this week by hosting an online IFMA Khan online seminar with close to 130 participants, the biggest number to date. When the Covid 19 pandemic began, IFMA created an online studio to ensure that practitioners of muaythai are able to continue their studies and education despite been housebound as exercise plays a vital role in the mental and physical well being. Leading the Indian seminar will be Ajarn ...

Thai Fight Heads to Korat

November 2nd, 2020

Thai Fight will head to Korat in the North-Eastern region on Saturday the 7th of November for an evening of elite muaythai-action. The Thai Fight promotion has agreed to do an event every 3 weeks until the end of the year to catch up from time lost due to the Covid 19 pandemic under the banner 'new normal'. The show will feature the usual all-star line up of Thai fighters including multiple-time WMC world champion and ...

The IFMA Virtual Muaythai Championships is Declared Open

October 30th, 2020

It is official! The first IFMA Virtual World Championships started as the opening ceremony took place. The host of the ceremony Ms. Ravi Dent opened the ceremony by welcoming all the athletes, coaches, referees, and viewers around the world to witness this historical event. The flag parade of IFMA, the Continental Federations, and organisations of which Muaythai is proud to be part were marched to the virtual arena with a limitless number of seats as spectators ...

Mohamed Galaoui Steps in to Replace Adam Larfi

October 28th, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Adam Larfi has had to pull out of the upcoming world title fight in France against Prince Junior on Lion Belt 8. Ready to save the day, Mohamed Galaoiu has stepped in on short notice. Mohamed is a highly formidable opponent amassing a whopping 57 fights across his 10-year career and holds notable wins over Orono Muangseema from Thailand and Cristian Faustimo from Italy. Mohamed will now face Prince Junior for the ...

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