Artem Vakhitov: WMC and IFMA Champion

December 17th, 2020

For those of you who have been following the sport of muaythai for the last 12 years or longer it is more than likely that you have stumbled across the name Artem Vakhitov, the Russian muaythai fighter who dominates both the cruiserweight and heavy weight divisions. Vakhitov began training at 11 years old, breaking onto the scene in 2009 before becoming five-time Russian champion. He then went on to win ...

Russian Cup A Huge Success

December 16th, 2020

The Russian Muaythai Federation just concluded the all Russian event for youth and senior athletes. The host city, Nizhniy Novgorod, saw a record number of Muaythai athletes, and the event itself broke the most number of athletes ever gathered for a Russian national event. More than 1000 athletes checked into the official venue over 5 competition days for the Muaythai Russian Cup.  A few famous names were noticed who got to defend ...

Artem Pashporin: Russian Champion

December 15th, 2020

Artem Pashporin, a name that needs no introduction in the muaythai world has had a successful career both on the amateur and professional levels. Born in the city of Bogorodsk in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Pashporin fights out of the world famous Budokai Muaythai Gym and is a WMC European Champion amongst his many other accolades. On the professional side Pashporin has been in the ring with some of the ...


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, ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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