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Muaythai in China in Full Steam

July 17th, 2015

China is a country with a proud martial arts history, the country of wushu, kung fu which history goes back thousands of years. Chinese martial art is filled with ancient traditions and values like muaythai and therefore there is a very close relationship between the two martial arts. The first edition of World Combat Games in 2010 was a huge success and who can forget the amazing opening with Jet Lee representing Chinese wushu and Jackie Chan ...

Muaythai Showdown in China

February 2nd, 2015

A recent press release showed how China has become a powerhouse in Muaythai in recent years. Beijing was the host of the first World Combat Games, under patronage of the IOC, and Muaythai was one of the outstanding sports represented at the games. The Chinese government and Olympic Committee is working very closely together with the World Muaythai Council to promote Muaythai in a special 2-day event. The event is scheduled for May 1st and ...

2014: A Knockout Year for Muaythai

January 22nd, 2015

While the New Year has started with many activities planned for 2015 such as the Muaythai Day gala event, IFMA Muaythai University World Cup (under patronage of FISU), the African Championship in Morocco, the all-important Royal World Cup in Bangkok, and many more, last year marked many important milestones for Muaythai. February: saw Muaythai day, organized by the cultural ministry in conjunction with WMC and IFMA celebrated in Bangkok and other cities around the world. April: saw ...

IOC President Opens the 2014 SportAccord IF Forum

November 4th, 2014

Tomas Bach, the President of the IOC was a keynote speaker at the opening of the 2014 SportAccord International Federations Forum. The event was held at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in the Olympic capital of Lausanne in Switzerland. The IOC President expressed his delight at the UN’s very recent recognition of the autonomy and freedom of sport and of the IOC’s mission. Mariuz Vizer, President of SportAccord also gave a warm welcoming speech to all the different ...

Muaythai is Getting Ready for the IF Forum

October 31st, 2014

Muaythai is one of the 109 of world recognized sports by SportAccord and this year will be in in the 2014 IF Forum in Lausanne held from the 3rd to the 5th of November. The Forum will be opened by the IOC president, Thomas Bach, and will feature many guest speakers focusing on the theme of Innovation and Technology. This will be a great opportunity for Muaythai to mingle with all the other sports. Muaythai will ...

2014 Pan American Muaythai Challenge

September 18th, 2014

Rio De Janeiro is gearing up to host the anticipated muaythai event know in South America as “The Game,”  which will be this year’s Pan American Muaythai Challenge.  Top athletes from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Ecuador and the United States will participate in this Muaythai challenge to test their skills and, as iron sharpens iron, improve in the art form of Muaythai. The event is being organized by Federação Carioca de Muaythai Tradicional, ...

From Amateur to Professional: The Evolution of a Muaythai Athlete

July 15th, 2014

What does The Contender Asia, The Challenger Muaythai, KMax, K1, Glory, Thai Fight, and Thai Max Have in common? All the superstars have strong backgrounds and ties with IFMA and WMC. Buakaw, Yodsanklai, Khem, Mardsua and so many others represented   Thailand in IFMA World Championships, World combat games and fought for pride and honour for the Kingdom. Female superstars like Chommanee, Caley Reece, Miriam Nakamoto, and Valentina Shevchenko, to name a few, all have been IFMA ...

Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko the Pride of Muaythai

June 5th, 2014

Valentina Shevchenko needs no introduction in the world of Muaythai. She has won 8 IFMA world Championships, first as a junior in 2003, then she went on to win the titles consecutively from 2006 to 2010, 2012, and 2014. Valentina hails from a martial arts family; her mother a dedicated martial artist, part of the IFMA Female Commission, and even her sister Antonia, is a three-time winner of the IFMA World Championshi. Valentina is also ...

Muaythai and Olympic Wrestling Join Forces

May 29th, 2014

STOCKHOLM – Sweden is preparing for a first ever event in the world, where top athletes within Greco-Roman wrestling will compete in the same event as top Muaythai champions. This event is approved by FILA, the world governing body for wrestling, the World Muaythai Council, and IFMA which is the world governing body for Amateur Muaythai. The event is nationally sanctioned by the Swedish muaythai federation and the Stockholm wrestling federation. Muaythai and wrestling already have ...

Muaythai is getting ready for 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey

March 20th, 2014

Muaythai under IFMA has been a proud member of SportAccord since 2006 and has been an exhibitor at every convention since. From Seoul to Beijing, to Athens, to Denver, to Dubai, to London and last year, to St. Petersburg. This year IFMA will proudly be putting up its booth in Antalya, Turkey in order to promote muaythai as a cultural art form and competition sport. The SportAccord Convention is a 6-day annual gathering of over 2500 leading ...

IOC Application Recognition

February 13th, 2014

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS SUPPORTS MUAYTHAI TOWARDS IOC Muaythai’s inclusion as a full member in SportAccord and the work done in regards to the youth and female development, fair play, sport integrity, full compliance with the WADA code and so much more, has brought Muaythai closer to apply for IOC recognition. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn welcomes the representatives of all various departments. His excellency General Pichit Kullavanijaya Privy Councilor to his Majesty ...

Thai Fight celebrates Muaythai Day

February 22nd, 2013

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/thaifight.tv Thai Fight in cooperation with the National Culture Commission, and also to promote the Muaythai Towards Highest Recognition Campaign, is staging another spectacular Muaythai event, this time in the old capital city of Siam, ancient Ayutthaya. The fight card is filled with Thai superstars, taking on fighters from around the world. Saiyok, who won the trophy donated by HM the King at the gala event last year where Muaythai officially applied for IOC recognition, will take on ...

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