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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 ...

WMC and IFMA Muaythai Day Celebrations

February 2nd, 2018

February 6th marks an auspicious day in the Muaythai calendar as Muaythai day where practitioners of the sport around the globe pay homage to King Somdej Phra Sanpher the 8th, better known as Phra Chao Sua, or the Tiger King. The Tiger King is renowned for his skills in martial arts, rising to the throne on February 6th, 1702. In celebration of the IOC recognition and also the cooperation of IFMA as a member of the recognised ...

Thailand vs Japan

August 10th, 2017

This Friday the 11th August will see an evening of Muaythai in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Muaylok and sanctioned by the WMC. The event boasts a mammoth line up with two main events, one for a male WMC title and one for a female WMC title. The event will promote peace as this week in 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima a pivotal moment in world history. Kochasan (Thailand) will face Hideki Kuze (Japan) for ...

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 ...

Thai Fight Yala

July 14th, 2017

This Saturday the 15th July will see the latest edition of Thai Fight this time hosted in the Southern province of Yala. The event which promotes Thai culture around the world has this time decided to head to the South of Thailand, a place known for political unrest. The show entitled “We love Yala” hopes to spread love in the region, promoting peace. This event promises not to disappoint and includes fights from Muaythai legends such ...

Buakaw, He for She Ambassador

January 13th, 2017

Muaythai is an Olympic recognised sport and always has and always will play an important part in contributing to social development and use the power of the sport and athletes to create a better tomorrow. Over many years social projects have been carefully planned such as Sport is your Gang by example which won the 2014 world spirit of sport award. Unity and diversity, anti-discrimination, gender equality, Muaythai for Everybody as a healthy lifestyle, cooperation with ...

World Muaythai Council’s Tribute to Muaythai’s High Patron HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14th, 2016

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej rose to the greatest heights in modern Thai history and was in his lifetime, the pillar and soul of his nation. At the time of his passing yesterday, he was the world’s longest reigning Monarch, and had been recognised with several international awards, especially for his social contributions. In Thailand, he was considered the father of many innovations in technology which not only helped the Kingdom, but also neighbouring countries. For ...

Nokweed Davy, you will not be forgotten RIP

September 3rd, 2016

The WMC family would like to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of Wichit Somboon, known and loved in the Muaythai world as Nokweed Davy. His tragically early death at just 51 years is a loss to our sport community. We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, and colleagues who are affected greatly by this loss. He will be missed. Nokweed had many memorable achievements, holding the Rajadamnern stadium title across an ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chommannee: Muaythai Angel World Champion and Female Ambassador

August 29th, 2014

After the growing success of Contender Asia, and Emmy-nominated Challenger Muaythai, Mr Jaru Ajchariya came up with the concept of creating World Muaythai Angels, sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council. 16 female athletes from around the world competed in a round-robin tournament system over a 3-month period. It was Chomannee Taehiran who was crowned the first WMA Champion, receiving the grand prize of 1,000,000 Thai Baht and a brand new Toyota Vios car. Chomannee started Muaythai at the ...

IFMA’s Youth Ambassador goes to Korea

August 15th, 2014

IFMA’s Youth Ambassador, Kiana Guyon, has been selected to represent Thailand at the Youth Leadership Programme in Gwangju, Republic of Korea from the 18th of August until the 30th of August 2014. The Youth Leadership Programme is organised under the UNOSDP (United Nations Office for Sport Development and Peace). It was conceived with the goal of helping youths whom are highly motivated to work towards providing support their communities through Sport-For-Development-and-Peace (SDP) projects.  YLP gives them access ...

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