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Nak Muay 8 Returns!

October 9th, 2017

Nak Muay 8 returns Saturday the 11th November with another evening of muaythai entertainment. Earlier in the year the National Federation of Spain signed a television deal to produce a series of muaythai events called “Nak Muay 8”. This will be a series of 7 national televised events hosting Round Robin tournaments with 8 athletes per division competing in 4 weight categories 61.2kg, 63.5kg, 67kg and 70kg. The General Secretary of the National Federation of Spain ...

The Sporting World Celebrates his Majesty the King’s Birthday

July 31st, 2019

102 member countries came together for the closing ceremony of the 2019 IFMA World Championships and joined the nation in the well wishes of His Majesty King Rama the 10th. Many sporting personalities joined this occasion, the world Taekwondo President Choue Chung-Won, the international Jiu Jitsu Federation President Panagiotis Theodoropoulos with the IOC being represented by Andrew Hofer. IFMA would like to wish his Majesty the King Rama the 10th a happy birthday on this glorious ...

Press Release

March 16th, 2012

  A special meeting was held at the Four Wings Hotel in Bangkok for the upcoming ‘Muaythai Towards IOC’ event. The meeting was chaired by H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, Privy Councillor to His Majesty the King, and at the main table, there were dignitaries such as Dr. Nat Indrapana, IOC Member for Thailand, General Chetta Thanajaro, President of the WMC, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of IFMA, Admiral Surawut Maharom, Advisor to Educational Funds for the Sports ...

Phuket Games Opened with Spectacular Ceremony

November 15th, 2014

The curtain finally rose on the 4th Asian Beach Games on the evening of November 14 at the Saphan Hin Sports Center in Phuket, with Privy Councillor and the Royal Representative, Gen Surayuth Julanon presiding. Also attending the ceremony were HRH Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Phuket Governor Nisit Chansomwong, and other key people from the world of sport, the IOC, National Olympic Committees, ...

Kazakhstan President’s Cup

June 15th, 2018

Kazakhstan is one of the strongest muaythai federations in the world, proud member of IFMA and WMC recognised by the IOC and the Sports Ministry headed by the President of FAMA and former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and Vice President Farhart Amankulov. Every year professional events sanctioned by the WMC are held. This years is a special event as it also marks the birthday of Mr Massimov. The highlight of the evening is a ...

WMC Congratulates Vice President Stephan Fox

April 28th, 2015

The Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord (AIMS), one of the partner groups of SportAccord Convention representing 23 Non-Olympic recognised sports in SportAccord held it’s General Assembly at the SAC 2015 with the main agenda of electing a President. WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Mr Stephan Fox emerged victorious and is not only the new president of AIMS but also a SportAccord Council Member. The new president revealed the importance of working with National ...

Thai superstars get SLAMMED

May 31st, 2012

Slamm, the premier muaythai promoter from Holland, put on another world class event with the best from Holland and Morocco taking on the best from Thailand. Fight no.1 was in the 61kg division between Illias el Hajoui  VS  Pornsane Sitmonchai who both put on a world class performance, but the Dutch fighter took the lead with a points decision against the Thai fighter. Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn, one of the biggest names in this division, was the ...

King’s Cup 2015

December 1st, 2015

The press conference took place for the 2015 King's Cup in honour of His Majesty the King's 88th birthday. December 5 is truly a day of celebration in the kingdom of Thailand. Every year, one of the main attraction to honour His Majesty is the King's Cup. As every year, the event will be organised in conjunction with the Royal Thai Government (Ministry of Culture), the World Muaythai Council under the patronage of H.M. the ...

Sofia Olofsson gets a High Five from the World Games

February 5th, 2021

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is an organisation recognised by the International Olympic committee (IOC) sharing the same values and closely cooperating. The IWGA is committed to developing their activities in the Olympic spirit and in conformity with the Olympic charter. Muaythai through IFMA is a proud member of IWGA and muaythai is one of the 37 recognised sports and is included as a full medal sport in the World Games. Gender equality is important for ...

IGLA Education System at Start Up Thailand

May 5th, 2016

The WMC and IFMA IGLA education system has been developed over the last 3 years to include cultural, sporting and education as a platform. Muaythai is a martial art and combat sport with over 1000 years of history but nevertheless we must include the present and plan for the future this is why this system has been given the highest priority. The leading masters, specialists and Muaythai partners such as UN women and Peace and ...

The WMC Welcomes the New Year

January 7th, 2021

2020 was a year with many challenges mourning the loss of lives and 21 continues as 2020 ended but with added optimism due to the positive developments regarding testing and vaccines. We certainly can not underestimate the journey ahead and the World Muaythai Council under the IOC recognised umbrella organisation IFMA can only applaud the positivity, resilience and innovative approach of all member countries.  The recognised world of muaythai stands in solidarity and unity to protect all members ...

About Us

July 31st, 2010

The WMC is the authoritative body for regulating professional Muaythai, both in Thailand and around the world. Set up by parliament resolution, the WMC is incorporated by the Royal Thai Government and sanctioned by the Sports Authority of Thailand, working together with the highest sport authorities of all member countries around the world to regulate all aspects of the art and sport of Muaythai. The inauguration meeting was held in 1995 at an appropriate venue, ...

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