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IFMA’s Sport Is Your Gang initiative wins the Spirit of Sport Awards 2014

April 17th, 2014

The most prestigious award for using the power of sport to make a difference has been awarded to Muaythai at the 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey. Sport Is Your Gang is the umbrella programme for all IFMA’s social initiatives and was launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Organisation for Peace & Sport. The president of IFMA, Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan was delighted to know that IFMA has been given the honour and recognition for the social ...

Wu Fights 3 Tears the Roof Off

March 29th, 2017

Friday 24th March saw the third installment of Wu Fights this time hosted in the cultural city of JinZhong in the ShanXi province of China. The competition which will continue for the next 12 months will see some of China’s best fighters go head to head with WMC and IFMA champions. The event which featured athletes from New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Thailand and of course the People’s Republic of China was held in the ShanXi stadium ...

Youth World Championships Record Number

July 24th, 2017

The beautiful city of Bangkok will be the centre of the world for the muaythai youth championships from the 3rd to the 11th August. Over 1000 participants are confirmed from all 5 continents which will take part in this sporting and cultural exchange. The event titled Reaching for the Stars will be in line with IFMA’s youth and grass root development to use the power of sport and muaythai to create a better world. It will ...

MPL Round 3 Weighs In

November 8th, 2011

The ballroom of the NH Hotel in Den Haag was packed to capacity with press for the weigh in of the 3rd round of the muaythai premier league. MC Chris welcomed many from around the world and the CEO of Warrior Caste Productions Mr. Clifton Brown made an emotional speech to all the athletes for many, a dream come true. Mr. Michael Polanen, the promoter of the event welcomed all the fighters to the Netherlands, wishing them ...

IFMA First International Federation to Sign Partnership Contract for SportAccord Convention 2015

November 13th, 2014

IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox and SportAccord Convention Managing Director Nis Hatt signed a contract for Sochi 2015. Mr Fox also presented Mr Hatt with a token of appreciation from Muaythai for the support and cooperation of SportAccord. Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International ...

A Feast for the Senses: Opening Ceremony, SportAccord 2012

June 6th, 2012

Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord   Delegates at the Opening Ceremony of 2012 SportAccord Convention began their evening with cocktails and a lavish assortment of delicious Quebecois specialty meats, cheeses, and tables towering with desserts.   As conversation and wine flowed, musicians dressed as chefs wound their way through the crowds, encouraging everyone to follow their melodious meandering to the end of the convention hall, where an enormous wall, in actuality a thick black curtain, suddenly rose up into ...

Tolga Ebren, fought like a lion …

July 16th, 2020

Tolga Ebren was born on February 21, 2001 in Eindhoven. At the age of six he started Muaythai training with his uncle Duran Ebren, from Muaythai Academy Duran Gym. When he was ten years old, he wanted to quit Muaythai to do something else. He then chose to play football. After two years of the football adventure, Tolga wanted to return to train Muaythai with his uncle and not without merit. He became Dutch champion in ...

Vakhitov vs Hancharonak History in the Making

June 3rd, 2014

Two of the most decorated Muaythai fighters will face off at the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters. Both of them will be fighting for bragging rights and the pride of their countries. Hancharonak, a multiple IFMA World Champion and winner of the 2010 World Combat Games, will square-off against the Russian superstar Vakhitov, who took that title away from him at the 2013 World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. Hancharonak  said that this was the hardest loss in ...

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 ...

FBT: Officially Approved Equipment

August 31st, 2012

FBT has signed an agreement with IFMA as the first to become an IFMA approved equipment supplier, in a special press conference held at the FBT Complex.  The proprietor of FBT, Mr. Kamol Chokpaibulkit explained his happiness at being part of IFMA’s IOC recognition process. As Thailand’s largest sporting goods company, FBT has been a strong supporter of many sports for years, as well as being a strong supporter of IFMA. General Chetta Thanajaro, President of the ...

Female Boxing Continues to Thrive

June 15th, 2016

The world of female muaythai is ever expanding especially in recent times. The development of the sport through the hard work of the WMC and IFMA has reached such a level that it is now beginning to rival male muaythai. Although the prestigious Lumphinee and Rajadamern stadiums still hold a men-only policy there are more and more all-female competitions beginning to emerge. In 1996 the WMC broke old traditions by establishing female only events with a ...

Thailand Bids for the Youth Olympics 2026

May 21st, 2020

Over the last year many important meetings took place between the International Olympic Committee, the Royal Thai Government and the National Olympic Committee of Thailand with regards to major upcoming sporting events. Thailand's Prime Minister His Excellency Prayut Chan O Cha met the IOC President Thomas Bach to discuss the possibility of Thailand bidding for the Youth Olympics 2026 and also many other points were discussed. The inclusion of muaythai in the Olympics was also one of the talking points in which the IOC President clearly ...

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