Olympic Day 2020 Message from the IOC President

June 24th, 2020

Covid-19 forced the world into lockdown, all major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed including the Olympic Games 2020. The IOC “Stay Strong Stay Active Stay Healthy” campaign where close to 5,000 Olympians had engaged reached a remarkable 243000 people across the world. IFMA is proud to be recognised by the IOC and over the last three months the IFMA youth shared their stories and workouts to the IFMA family ...

IFMA Technical Webinar

June 23rd, 2020

Over 300 Judges and officials from over 100 countries participated in this important online briefing on rules regulations and judging for the upcoming Virtual IFMA World Championships. The seminar was opened by IFMA Director Charissa Tynan thanking all delegates for participating in this challenging time. She thanked everyone who contributed to ensure that IFMA athletes can continue to shine on the world stage.  The IFMA Secretary General Stephan Fox thanked all the ...

In Remembrance of Grand Master Kevin Lloyd

June 19th, 2020

With sadness we have heard the news on the passing of Grand Master Kevin Lloyd. The IFMA and WMC Family, led by President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan would like to send our deepest condolences to his wife Jess and the Lloyd family. Kevin was one of the pioneers of Muaythai in Europe and will always be remembered for the love and passion he had towards the fostering and promotion of the art ...

Channel 7 Back to Business from June 28th

June 18th, 2020

Great news is upon the muaythai community once again as Channel 7 Stadium have revealed their return date to be Sunday the 28th of June. Originally scheduled to return on July the 12th the Executive Board voted on bringing the date forward which was well accepted by all. Promoter Deer Kiatpetch and sponsor Chun Kiatpetch have put together an amazing come back show which will see the headline fight between Wanchalong ...

Honouring Jomhod Kiatadisak

June 17th, 2020

Jomhod is one of the true legends in muaythai and one of the only Thais to ever hold simultaneous titles in both the Lumpinee and Rajadamnuen stadiums.  He is also the only fighter to ever win the WMC world title in four different weight divisions and holds a record of 303 fights of which he won 276. He also won the WMC King's Cup in 1996 against Ramon Decker securing the pride for ...

Omnoi Stadium to Reopen this Saturday

June 16th, 2020

It has been a long 3 months for many due to the Covid 19 Pandemic which resulted in restrictions enforced worldwide with Thailand being no exception. Thais saw their national sport on ice as gyms and sporting venues were forced to close amidst fear of spreading the disease. This week the muaythai community has finally been struck with some good news as the government announced that from Saturday the 20th June ...

Morocco Breaks Online Record

June 15th, 2020

The Moroccan Muaythai  Federation under the leadership of Abdelkarim El Hilali is one of the leading NFs in Africa fully recognised by the NOC and Sports Ministry. The Moroccan Muaythai Federation constantly develops the art and sport of muaythai and recently held a webinar to discuss education under the slogan "Not Because We Have To Practice Social Distancing Muaythai Stops". Morocco continues to be one of the leading federations and ...

Myriame Djedidi: Road to Success

June 12th, 2020

Myriame Djedidi has become one of France's finest exports in recent years and has conquered both the amateur and professional scenes in muaythai. Hailing from Morgat in France Myriame began training at a young age and has been dubbed as the Queen of muaythai in France. On the amateur side Myriame is a frequent guest at the IFMA championships and went home with a gold model at both the 2017 and ...

Muaythai Stands United Against Racism

June 11th, 2020

IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation since its establishment in 1992, stands united against racism and discrimination, it is deeply rooted in the IFMA philosophy and integrated into the preamble of the IFMA constitution. Respect is one of the five pillars of muaythai and from the moment you enter the IFMA family, there is a zero-tolerance policy for racial discrimination and harassment. Our athletes stand united and are the role models ...

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 ...

Clifton Brown: Pride of Canada

June 9th, 2020

Clifton Brown is a name in muaythai that needs no introduction as a highly successful fighter, coach and promoter. Representing Canada, Clifton is a 3 time WMC World Champion and Intercontinental Champion and holds many big wins over notable opponents including Thai legend Kaoklai Kaennorsing. On the amateur side of muaythai, Clifton is a two-time national champion and in 2017 was nominated as head coach of the national team in Canada ...

IFMA Honourary President and Former WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro

June 8th, 2020

General Chetta Thanajaro is one of the most respected army and sporting figures in Thailand. He has devoted his life to the kingdom and to sport. He was the former commander-in-chief in the army and later Defence Minister of Thailand and until today has devoted his life to the protection of the country as his duty. Under General Chetta's presidency of the Thai Boxing Association of Thailand, Somrack Kamsing made history ...

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