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WMC / IFMA Hosts Chinese Government and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee

September 24th, 2012

Last year the WMC and IFMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese government stating that all international Muaythai events in the People’s Republic of China will be sanctioned and coordinated by the World Muaythai Council (WMC) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). The Chinese government wants to ensure that there is a proper fostering and grassroots development of Muaythai in the People’s Republic of China, which can only be done in cooperation ...

World Martial Art Meeting in Lausanne

January 26th, 2011

Lausanne, the home of the IOC, SportAccord and many world federations hosted the 2010 World Martial Art & Combat Sports Meeting. Representatives of the 14 world recognised martial art & combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic, participated at the meeting, chaired by SportAccord President, Mr. Hein Verbruggen. Muaythai and IFMA was represented by Mr. Stephan Fox, IFMA General Secretary, whom has been a member of the SportAccord Martial Art Group since its establishment.   Mr. Fox stated “This is ...

General Chetta Congratulates IFMA

January 12th, 2017

General Chetta Thanajaro the Honoury President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand congratulated IFMA on their recognition by the IOC. The WMC which was established in 1995 under directive of the Royal Thai government to foster and promote all aspects of Muaythai has been a firm partner of IFMA since day 1. The marriage of WMC and IFMA is unbreakable as all key officials of IFMA hold executive positions in the WMC committee, by example the ...

IFMA @ SportAccord Convention London – A Striking Success!!

April 18th, 2011

IFMA’s presence at this year’s SportAccord Convention proved to be the most successful yet. This year’s edition of the SportAccord Convention was one of the most important to date, as it was held in London just one year before the 2012 London Olympic Games. That’s why the IFMA international office worked tirelessly to ensure that the bar was raised yet again this year, to create and design the biggest and most attractive booth since ...

Monaco Takes Centre Stage

December 16th, 2013

14th of June will see one of the biggest events the WMC has ever sanctioned with a total of 7 world title fights on the card for the Monte Carlo Fighting Masters event under the high patronage of Prince Albert II. A special press conference was held at the Sport Authority of Thailand on Friday 13th December, chaired by The Baroness Cecile De Massy and the WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro. The function room was packed ...

Nai Kanom Tom Day 2017

March 20th, 2017

Every year on the 17th of March, the muaythai world celebrates the birthday of the legend “Nai Knom Tom” in celebration of Wai Kru day in the ancient city of Ayuddhaya. This year’s celebration attracted more than 1400 muaythai enthusiasts from masters to students. The City of Ayuddhaya in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry for Tourism and Sport organized the Nai Kanom Tom day festivities and parade. The festivities were hosted ...

Thai Fight Italy a Huge Success

May 30th, 2017

Saturday the 27th May saw the latest serving of Thai Fight, this time in the beautiful city of Turin, Italy. The event was held to commemorate 149 years of Thai-Italian relations and also to promote tourism in the region. To celebrate this momentous occasions the superstar Thai team consisting of WMC legends such as Saenchai, Saiyok and Sudsakorn took on the local Italian team putting on an epic performance which was telecast live on Domestic ...

WMC/IFMA Meeting with Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister

October 7th, 2014

A special meeting was arranged by the new Minister for Sport and Tourism, Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul. The meeting was attended by the President of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of his Majesty the King General, Chetta Tanajaro, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, the President of IFMA and President of Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Stephan Fox, the International Vice President of WMC and General Secretary. ...

WMC and IFMA Team Congratulates Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan

December 2nd, 2017

The staff of the WMC and IFMA office attended the special celebrations in honour of the WMC Vice-President and IFMA President at the Sport Authority of Thailand. The reception was on the occasion to congratulate Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan on the Honourary Doctorate Degree in Sports Science granted by Chulalongkorn University in the name of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand. Muaythai has seen its rise under the Presidency of Dr. Sakchye; ...

SportAccord IF Forum 2014 a Huge Success

November 11th, 2014

The SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne this year was a huge success. Read below for a quick roundup of the events and activities. CLOSING ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT The IF Forum provides the ideal platform for the international federations from where to adapt, every year, their management, marketing and media strategies to existing standards. It creates, at the same time, the most appropriate social environment that allows members and colleagues from the world of sports to interact ...

King’s Cup 2018

July 31st, 2018

The World Muaythai Council under royal patronage and IFMA the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur recognised by the IOC and the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under royal patronage joined forces to celebrate the 66th birthday of his Majesty the King Rama the 10th. The event was held in cooperation with the Sports Authority of Thailand at the Sports Authority complex and it was an exciting day with spectacular contests. The King's Cup is fought in ...

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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