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Monaco Achieves Full Muaythai Recognition

January 30th, 2012

Another IFMA/WMC member which brings it now to over 70 has gained full recognition by their national sports ministry. Monaco may be a small country in size, but it has a very active federation for muaythai. IFMA has very close links to Monaco, especially as a partner of L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport (Peace & Sport) which is under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.  

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 ...

It has begun: The official press release for muaythai towards the highest recognition

March 30th, 2012

A press conference was held at the Emerald Hotel for the upcoming muaythai gala event which has three objectives: The official application for muaythai to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the official application for muaythai to be included in the International World Games, and the launch of the muaythai campaign “Sport Is Your Gang”, in cooperation with Peace and Sport, partner of the IOC. His Royal Majesty the King of Thailand has donated the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Condolences for the loss of Don Porter, WBSC President

June 10th, 2020

With sadness we have heard the news on the passing of Don Porter. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his wife Jean and the Porter family. We all know Don was a man of sport, serving as the president of the International Softball Federation for 26 years and his vision and his dedication Softball becoming an Olympic sport for the first time in 1996. He played an instrumental part in the merger of ...

Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters Press Conference

June 16th, 2014

Monte Carlo - One of the most historic and iconic venues of Monaco, the Monte Carlo Casino hosted the press conference for the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters 2014, a gala event to be remembered with 7 WMC World Title fights on the stacked card and under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.The Baroness Cecile De Massy opened the press conference by welcoming all the fighters whom travelled to Monaco to be part ...

FightNight Saint-Tropez; A Night To Remember

August 13th, 2014

Saint-Tropez is with no doubt one of the top vacation places in the world; it also became the centre of the Muaythai world last week. The FightNight was held under the patronage of Mlle Brigitte Bardot, promoted by Olivier Muller, president of the Swiss MuayThai Network, in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The mayor of Saint-Tropez, Mr Jean-Pierre Tuveri, opened the event with a welcoming speech; welcoming HE M. Apichart Chinwanno the Thai ambassador ...

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 ...

Muaythai Cultural Exchange – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 22nd, 2011

Muaythai is more than just a fighting sport, it’s a martial art form and a science. Muaythai is a unique in its kind, whether it is practiced as a form of self-defense, health or fitness training, or for competition. Sports of any type has an extremely important moral value, especially for the younger generation. Particularly in times of instability, sport has the power to let us put aside our differences and focus on common understanding and good ...

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 ...

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 ...

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