World Muaythai Council The Official World Governing Body for Professional Muaythai Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:20:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Angel Fight Extreme in Bangkok: Female Power Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:42:01 +0000 Bangkok will come alive , October 27th,  as the World Muaythai Angels promotion will be holding a special press conference followed by eight fights featuring world class Muaythai athletes. The press conference and special event will be held in one of Bangkok’s popular hotspots, the Asiatique theatre, home of the widely popular Muaythai Live show from 13:00 to 17:00. Limited free tickets will be available at the Muaythai Live counter for those that show up early to watch the event.

The fight card will feature many talented angels like Chomannee, the current WMA Champion, which also  has represented Thailand at the WMC event in St Tropez  and other WMA finalists like Duannapa and Theresa Wintermyr. Good luck to all the talented athletes, and congratulations to World Muaythai Angels for organizing a spectacular event that will absolutely light up the evening. It will be Thailand versus the world in this spertacular event

Fight Card
1. Saifah (Thailand) vs Theresa Wintermyr (Sweden)
2. Saengdow (Thailand) vs Martyna Krol (Poland)
3. Chomannee (Thailand, WMA Champion) vs Miriam Sabot (Italy)
4. Nong Amp (Thailand) vs Shauna Restivo (USA)
5. Chalam Noi (Thailand) vs Melissa Reaume (Canada)
6. Peach Purahong (Thailand) vs Kelly Creegan (Ireland)
7. Jade Marissa Sirisompan (Thailand) vs Irine Plaza (Spain)
8. Duannapa (Thailand) vs Juliana Rosa (Brazil)

Angel Fight

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Warrior Wednesday: Samart Payakaroon Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:21:50 +0000 If you are the real fan of Muaythai, then you must know about this Legendary Muaythai boxer we are going to present you – Samart Payakaroon

Samart Payakaroon is known as the Jade Faced Tiger. He is one of the greatest Muaythai Fighters of all time, becoming a world champion in both Muaythai and Boxing.

Samart PayakaroonSamart Payakaroon, real name Samart Tiptarmai (born 5th December 1962, Chachoengsao Province) was convinced to train Muaythai when he was 11 years old by his older brother. By the time he was 16, he won many fight and gained enough experience and confidence to step into the bigger ring in Bangkok – Lumpinee Stadium, the ring that made him a renowned World Muaythai Fighter.

He was considered as one of the best Muaythai boxers because of his calm and collective style as well as his clever strategies he used in the ring. Samart is best known for his timing, and his ring smarts of knowing exactly when he needed to attack aggressively, and when to evade.  Also, his steady focus on the opponent’s attacks was one of the finest weapons he used to avoid getting hit, which also enabled him to win many hard won victories in different battles within the ring. His success as a World Muaythai fighter was proved as he won 129 victories from a total of 150 fights in his professional career.

Because of his regular hard training and utmost determination and devotion to success, he became the Lumpinee Stadium Champion in 4 different divisions, 3 times Thailand fighter of the year and also a two time world featherweight boxing champion.

Watch the clip below for highlights from this Muaythai warrior’s storied professional career, and his journey to becoming one of the world famous Muaythai fighters.

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Technical Tuesday: Salab Fan Pla Strategy Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:59:10 +0000 salab-fan-plaToday’s technique is a defensive technique called the “Salab Fan Pla,” or Cross-switch. This is a series of fundamental movements to defend and avoid the straight punch from the opponent by stepping aside to make him miss. Although a lot of these moves and techniques are quite basic, it’s good to break them down and really understand the spirit of Muaythai and what goes into the isolation of each move and step.

As your opponent steps in to strike you with a left punch,  this is when the Salab Fan Pla becomes handy as you would take a right step forward and to the side all the while shifting your weight to your right foot and bending your right knee. This will allow you to parry the punch and step away from your opponents attacking range in order to eventually counter-attack and come back with your combination.

Muay Thai - Punch block

If your opponent approaches with a left knee, you would then have to defend with the opposite side of your body. Practice on both left and right sides until your body moves instinctively, skillfully and fast. This cross-switch movement is one of Muaythai’s basic skills.

“I fear not the man who practiced ten thousand kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.” – Bruce Lee

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Muaythai Mania taking over Hungary Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:40:15 +0000 The popularity of Muaythai in Hungary is growing rapidly. The promoters of “Muaythai Mania,” who run full muaythai rules event around Hungary, have been working on becoming a part of the bigger international Muaythai community and family. After succesful negotiations earlier this year, their upcoming shows will be sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council.

The first event will be held this coming weekend on the 25th October 2014, in Szentendre, near the Hungarian capital. The concept of the next gala is to team up fighters from Budapest and its surrounding areas against fighters from the city of Debrecen (the “capital” of Eastern Hungary). We all look forward to this great event that is only the beginning of a new era in Hungarian muaythai.


Szentendre – 2014.10.25

Event start time: 19:00 CET

Debrecen (Red corner) vs. Budapest (Blue corner)

  1. Horváth L. Tamás (Taskó Fight Debrecen) vs Ambrus Krisztián (Ali Boksz Club) 69,85 kg
  2. Varga Gyula (Taskó Fight Debrecen) vs. Dobos Mátyás (Tong Thai Gym) 69,85 kg
  3. Kovács Krisztián (Taskó Fight Debrecen) vs. Bereczki Dominik (Perfect Fight) 72,58 kg
  4. Majzik Norbert (Majzik Team) vs. Kissfalvi Milán (Szentendre VSE) 79,38 kg
  5. Berényi Roland (Taskó Fight Debrecen) vs. Sebők Máté (White Brutal Warrior) 69,85
  6. Kiss Sámuel (Taskó Fight Debrecen) vs. Albrecht Péter (Szentendre VSE) 66,68 kg

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Motivational Monday: Proper Nutrition Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:44:41 +0000 Always wondered how all the athletes like boxers, manage to look good at all times? How do they look after themselves? Truth is, there is no special or top-secret method to their success in maintaining their physical ability and perfect look. Besides all the regular hard training and high determination for their success, there is of course another essential key to help keep their bodies in shape and rise up their performance.  It is Proper Nutrition!

Have you ever heard the saying “You are what you eat”. I bet you have. And here are 5 Nutrition Tips for you to feel and look stronger and healthier as well as and get fired up for your next performance.

  1. Put more Carbohydrate foods on your check-list

good-carbs-picture1Carbs are an athlete’s main fuel. When you exercise, your body changes theses Carbohydrates into glucose and collect them in the form of glycogen in your muscles. After a while of working out, the glycogen will be changed into the form of energy for your muscle.  And when I’m talking about Carbohydrates, I mean the Good Carbssuch as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. These are refine Carbohydrates and it can be absorbed slowly into your system. So if you have a choice, do go for the good Carbohydrate foods with high fiber than the bad crabs such as white bread and white rice.



  1. Consume enough Protein, but do not Over-eat!

variety-of-protein-sourcesUsually, your body requires about 1.2 to 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight daily. A professional athletes may need the protein up to 1.7 grams per kilogram of their body weight. Instead of consuming the Protein powder or other Supplements, try to consume more of high-quality protein such as nuts, beans, eggs, lean meats, fish, poultry and milk.     Milk is commonly known as a super boost for athletes as it contains both casein and whey protein. Furthermore, it implements the balance of Protein and carbohydrates to your body. So, instead of buying an expensive bodybuilding supplements, try eating more natural foods which contain Protein or add a big bottle of milk in your fridge before your next workout time.


  1. Avoid all those Fatty foods!

French fries, chips, morning fried bacon and Double Cheese Burger, are serious nightmares! We know that all these foods sound tempting and are hard to avoid, but these foods contain of saturated fatty acid which raises the level of cholesterol in your blood cell and definitely bad for your heart. Most of the athletes would avoid all saturated foods since it has many negative effect to their body. Believe me, good athletes take care of their body by choosing foods which contain good and unsaturated fat such as avocados, olives, vegetable oils, and fatty fish like salmon and tuna

  1. Drinks more fluids to avoid Dehydration

FluidsYour body consists of 70% water and it uses water in all of its organs, cell and tissue. In order to keep your body functions properly, nutritionists suggest that we should drink water at least 2 liters everyday. The simple reason you should drink enough water is that during the day your body loses water a lot through sweating and digestion. Especially, after the intense exercise, your body require a lot of water to regulate your body temperature and avoid rehydration. If the athletes don’t drink enough water, it can affect their performance and, in worst-case scenario, threaten their life. Next time if you hit the Gym, try drinking more water before as well as during an event and see how it helps with your performance.


  1. Do get enough Vitamins and Minerals

fruit_and_vegVitamin helps improve performance of Athletes and can be found in variety of foods. Every vitamin has its own benefit. For example, Vitamins A, E, C, B and Zinc work together to keep your body functioning at its perfect level. Vitamins A helps your body produce white blood cells to fight an illness, Vitamin C works as an antioxidant, keep you from the damage done by free radicals, and thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, the B-complex group of vitamins, help your body metabolize the carbohydrates, protein and fat that you consume. Also, Iron is another important mineral for athletes. It is a vital element of your red blood cells and plays a great role in the creation and release of energy in your body. Moreover, it is an essential mineral used to transport oxygen to all parts of the body and helps removes carbon dioxide from the cells. Therefore, Athletes should consume enough iron in a natural food source daily such as clams, mussels, liver, nuts, whole Grains, Beans and Pulses.

Try following this Nutrition tips we suggested and see the result and improvement to your performance next time. Don’t spoil your mouth and regret it later!

Keep a regular physical activity routine to maintain your body strong and of course we recommend you to try Muaythai as you do not have to be a professional athlete to learn the martial art. Muaythai for everybody and every body!

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Muaythai Gala in Barcelona Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:55:56 +0000 The highly anticipated Spanish super Muaythai gala organized by the WMC, IFMA and Asociacion WMTC Del Mundo Hispano (All Hispanic World WMC Asociation), will commence tomorrow in Tarragona, near Barcelona, Spain. WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox will be at the event representing both world-recognized organizations for the sport of Muaythai.


The evening will be filled with an action packed fight card featuring an Intercontinental fight between local superstar, Martin Vellasco and Kunchit Nutong from Thailand. There will also be a special women’s bout to promote Muaythai’s support of the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign featuring Spanish female superstar Sarai Medina and Thai champion Suphisara Konlak. There will also be plenty of amateur bouts as well as three Spanish National Titles on the line. Saturday evening will be an excellent opportunity for growth and promotion of Spanish Muaythai as both a sport and a cultural art form.

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One Month to the Asian Beach Games Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:07:07 +0000 This year’s highly anticipated 4th Asian Beach Games will be held in the beautiful city of Phuket, Thailand.The event will be held from the 14th to the 22nd of November 2014 where 45 different Asian nations will be gathered in the heart of the famous beach city and will proudly walk around the stadium representing their national and Olympic flag.

Muaythai is one of the most anticipated sport of the event with a 6 day competition schedule planned out, from the 17th to the 22nd of November, for male athletes from around Asia.

Mr.Karim Massimov, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and President of Federation of Amateur Muaythai of Asia (FAMA), recognised for the Sport of Muay and Muaythai under the OCA, stated that the Asian Beach Games is an important event in the sporting calendar and that Muaythai will be one of the most popular sport during the games as it is the national sport of Thailand.

Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) recognised by the OCA, said that 2014 was indeed a successful year for Asia with the wonderful IFMA World Championships in Malaysia, the Arabic Championships in Lebanon and now with the Asian Beach Games in Thailand.

We are very much looking forward to this wonderful event and we hope to see you there!


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Technical Tuesdays: The Art of Wai Khru Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:59:52 +0000 Many people may wonder what “Wai Khru Art” or “Ram Muay” is? And why is it so important that every Muaythai fighter must perform it before starting the fight? Well, here are some clues for you to understand more about this intangible cultural tradition – Wai Khru Ceremony.

Muaythai Art and its intangible cultural tradition

For thousands of years Muaythai has been known for its unique styles and magnificent techniques. Tracing back to the time of Ayuttaya, the era where Muaythai was created by a group of Thai warriors using their own bodies as weapons to win battles and protect their loved ones. Muaythai was not only a martial art that most Thai men had to learn and train for war time, but it became common among the community for those who wanted to show their strength and fighting skills in order to be accepted in the society.

Since 1947, Muaythai has spread to many more countries and has been imitated. But all the styles and techniques which represent the significance of Thai culture has also been changed or erased, such as, the performing of Wai Khru art or Ram Muay which is one of the most important element of Muaythai.


Many people may wonder what “Wai Khru Art” or “Ram Muay” is? And why is it so important that every Muaythai fighter must perform it before starting the fight? Well, here are some clues for you to understand more about this intangible cultural tradition – Wai Khru Ceremony.

Wai Khru Art or Ram Muay is a traditional Muaythai dance ritual performed by the two Muaythai participants on every side of the ring to show their courage to the crowd. It is a form of warm up exercise for the two participants before the fight starts and is counted as a holy warship. Wai Khru Art or Ram Muay can be accompanied by thai classical Music called “Piphat” consisting of 4 instruments – Pi (Oboe), Ching (small cymbals) and two Kong Kaek (double-headed drum). Also, the purpose of Wai Khru or Ram Muay is for fighters to pay respect and express gratitude of the boxer toward their Master.


“Wai” refers to the action when one bows or puts their hands together as if they are praying. “Khru” means teacher and, in this case, it refers to Muaythai master who teaches and trains Muaythai techniques and strategies as well as indoctrinates the different beliefs of Muaythai to their student.

The performance of Wai Khru makes Muaythai become distinctive and differentiates itself from other Martial arts, especially, Kick Boxing, who’s technics and styles are very similar to the ones of Muaythai. The only aspects differentiating these two combat sports are the rules defining that the boxers are not allow to use elbow for Kickboxing and no Wai Khru or Ram Muay is performed before the fight.

The main idea of Wai Khru or Ram Mauay is not only for Muaythai fighters to express their gratitude toward their Master, but it is also to help them calm their minds and achieve a better focus for the fight by reminding themselves of the holy spirit and the teaching of their Masters and parents.


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Motivation Monday: Fierce Rajadamnern Battle – Petchboonchu FA Group vs Yodvicha Por Boonsit Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:17:33 +0000 One of the biggest local Muaythai events, promoted by Nattadet Wachirarattanawong and Mitnakorn, was held at Rajadamnern boxing stadium, the Petchwiset-Wanchai Fight just last week. Various Muaythai superstars from all regions of Thailand were present at the event to compete and perform at this explosive venue. Due to the official Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, WMC sanctioned events in the Kingdom are now getting a definite boost in interest as the already popular cultural and national sport is being taken to even higher levels.

Our featured fight today is between Petchboonchu FA Group, in the red trunks, and Yodvicha Por Boonsit in the blue trunks. The highlight features the both fighters masterfully using the art of eight limbs and utilizing their clinch game in a tactical bout of offence and defense. After 5 full rounds of going back and forth, Yodvicha was awarded the decision and he was crowned the victor with the coveted 2 million Baht winner’s purse.

Video courtesy of SiamSport.

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Top King World Series Round Two Set for France Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:03:24 +0000 The next leg of the 16 man Top King World Series will be held near Versailles, France at the Vélodrome National events hall on November 15th. After an exciting and successful first round in Minsk, Belarus last month, the next round will definitely be a promising showdown with many current and former WMC champions as well as IFMA champions competing for the coveted 5 million Thai baht prize, which will be given to the final winner at the final showdown in Thailand.

In case you missed the first round in Belarus, you can check out the highlights below, courtesy of Top King World Series.

The 70kg tournament fight card will feature the following fighters:

Crice Boussoukou (France), Hicham Chaibi (Morocco), Marat Grigorian (Armenia), Reece Mcallester (United Kingdom), Abraham Roqueni (Spain), Niclas R.Larsen – (Denmark), Arman Hambaryan (Belgium) and Vladimir Konsky (Slovakia).


Super Fights:

Buakaw Banchamek vs. Steeve Moxon

Jomthong Chuwathana vs. Dylan Salvador

Pakorn P.K Saenchai Muaythai Gym vs. Jimmy Viennot

Thongchai Sitsongpeenon vs. Djime Coulibaly



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Thai Fight Setting up for an Explosive Night Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:20:16 +0000 The well-known Muaythai promotion, Thai Fight, will be putting on two special eight man tournaments on Saturday the 25th of October as the MCC Hall at The Mall Bangkapi in Bangkok, Thailand. Well known Muaythai superstars such as Thailand’s Yodsaenklai Fairtex and Saiyok, France’s Antoine Pinto, and America’s Michael Corley will be competing in the events.

The tournaments will be split into two competitions. The first eight man tournament featuring Yodsaenklai and others will be a 70kg, Muaythai “Kard Chuek,” or rope-wrap tournament with a specially designated Royal Trophy awarded to this unique bout. The second eight man tournament will be a strictly Muaythai 72.5kg tournament and will feature Muaythai standouts like Antoine Pinto and Michael Corley, with the winner also receiving a specially designated Royal Trophy awarded for the bout.


Stay tuned for an explosive night of fights, and if you’re in the area during the 25th, drop in to see some exciting Muaythai action!

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70kg Kard Chuek Tournament Lineup

  1. Yodsanklai (Fairtex) – Thailand
  2. Christophe Pruvost – Switzerland
  3. Alex Oller – Brazil
  4. Batyr Korgoloev – Russia
  5. Naimjon Tuhtobaev – Uzbekistan
  6. Takeru Shimitsu – Japan
  7. Too Too – Myanmar
  8. Mohammed El Mir – Denmark

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72.5k Muaythai Tournament Lineup

  1. Antoine Pinto (Siangboxing) – France
  2. Saiyok (Windy sport) – Thailand
  3. Alka Matewa – Belgium
  4. Ben Hodge – England
  5. Sen Bunthen – Cambodia
  6. Michael Corley – United States
  7. Hiroki Nakashima – Japan
  8. Millad Farzad – Australia
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Throwback Thursday: EPIC 9, Perth, Australia Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:52:45 +0000 As we anticipate October 12th and the EPIC 12 Muaythai event, let’s take a few minutes to look back at a few highlights from their EPIC 9 event.

Video courtesy of Kennedyboy Productions.

EPIC Fight Promotions will certainly be putting on another stacked card and as the countdown to the fight day continues, it will definitely be an event to watch.


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