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Omnoi Stadium to Reopen this Saturday

June 16th, 2020

It has been a long 3 months for many due to the Covid 19 Pandemic which resulted in restrictions enforced worldwide with Thailand being no exception. Thais saw their national sport on ice as gyms and sporting venues were forced to close amidst fear of spreading the disease. This week the muaythai community has finally been struck with some good news as the government announced that from Saturday the 20th June fights can resume with restrictions ...

Morocco Breaks Online Record

June 15th, 2020

The Moroccan Muaythai  Federation under the leadership of Abdelkarim El Hilali is one of the leading NFs in Africa fully recognised by the NOC and Sports Ministry. The Moroccan Muaythai Federation constantly develops the art and sport of muaythai and recently held a webinar to discuss education under the slogan "Not Because We Have To Practice Social Distancing Muaythai Stops". Morocco continues to be one of the leading federations and highlights why the webinar was ...

Myriame Djedidi: Road to Success

June 12th, 2020

Myriame Djedidi has become one of France's finest exports in recent years and has conquered both the amateur and professional scenes in muaythai. Hailing from Morgat in France Myriame began training at a young age and has been dubbed as the Queen of muaythai in France. On the amateur side Myriame is a frequent guest at the IFMA championships and went home with a gold model at both the 2017 and 2018 European Championships. On the professional ...

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 ...

Condolences for the loss of Don Porter, WBSC President

June 10th, 2020

With sadness we have heard the news on the passing of Don Porter. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his wife Jean and the Porter family. We all know Don was a man of sport, serving as the president of the International Softball Federation for 26 years and his vision and his dedication Softball becoming an Olympic sport for the first time in 1996. He played an instrumental part in the merger of ...

Clifton Brown: Pride of Canada

June 9th, 2020

Clifton Brown is a name in muaythai that needs no introduction as a highly successful fighter, coach and promoter. Representing Canada, Clifton is a 3 time WMC World Champion and Intercontinental Champion and holds many big wins over notable opponents including Thai legend Kaoklai Kaennorsing. On the amateur side of muaythai, Clifton is a two-time national champion and in 2017 was nominated as head coach of the national team in Canada to help train athletes to ...

IFMA Honourary President and Former WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro

June 8th, 2020

General Chetta Thanajaro is one of the most respected army and sporting figures in Thailand. He has devoted his life to the kingdom and to sport. He was the former commander-in-chief in the army and later Defence Minister of Thailand and until today has devoted his life to the protection of the country as his duty. Under General Chetta's presidency of the Thai Boxing Association of Thailand, Somrack Kamsing made history by winning the first ever ...

The WMC and IFMA Stands for Non-Discrimination and Gender Equality

June 5th, 2020

Today, the WMC and IFMA would like to address reports of a meeting in Thailand of the Subcommittee for the Development and Promotion of Boxing discussing the issuance of a regulation to make elbow protection mandatory for women. We have come a long way in terms of gender equality since the early promotion of women’s muaythai in 1995 which opened up Muay Ying competitions at Rangsit Stadium unde the World Muaythai Council. Since then inclusion of ...

Gina Carano: Mandalorian Muaythai

June 4th, 2020

Nowadays Gina Carano is becoming a household name as one of the number 1 superstars in Hollywood featuring in blockbuster movies such as Deadpool and Fast and Furious and now in the popular Star Wars TV show the Mandalorian as Cara Dune. In the martial arts world Gina is an acclaimed muaythai and MMA fighter where she has faced some of the top contenders in both respective sports. Originally from Dallas, Texas Gina comes from ...

Muaythai Gyms in Thailand Reopen Today

June 1st, 2020

Celebrations are definitely in order for muaythai practitioners in Thailand as the government have announced that muaythai camps and gyms can open from today onwards. For many people who consider muaythai to be their way of life, the closing of the gyms at the beginning of March came as a real blow. The Thai government has stated that gyms that reopen must follow strict regulations including temperature tests, proper checking in and out of customers with rigorous ...

The Muaythai World Begins to Open Up

May 29th, 2020

After a full lockdown for more than two months for many IFMA member federations, the tide has finally begun to turn as some governments have started to lift restrictions surrounding physical group activities. After months at home with hundreds of hours of online training and sharing fitness tips for bedroom workouts some IFMA athletes can again put on their gloves and feel the weight of the heavy bags and feel the excitement of being back in ...

Muaythai Connects through the Virtual Championships

May 27th, 2020

IFMA has been extremely busy over the last 3 months as the pandemic brought about unprecedented consequences affecting so many lives, influencing the world of sport and that of muaythai. When the pandemic began and the IFMA leadership realised its severity, an Ad-Hoc Management Committee was immediately appointed to ensure that health and safety plays centre role in the direction of the federation. Further, IFMA has worked close with the IOC recognised organisations and NGOs ...

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