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Thai Culture Minister Vows to help Muaythai Grow Internationally

February 1st, 2013

The newly appointed Culture Minister of Thailand, HE Mr. Sontaya Kunplome, who was the Sports Minister at the time when IFMA successfully became GAISF (SportAccord) recognised, hosted a special meeting at the ministry with the President of the World Muaythai Council (WMC), General Chetta Thanajaro, the President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) and International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the General Secretary of IFMA, Mr. Stephan Fox, and many ...

Thai Superstars in full support of Muaythai Towards Highest Sporting Recognition campaign

January 24th, 2013

Thai Muaythai and boxing superstars are united in their support of the application by IFMA towards gaining recognition for Muaythai from the IOC, a campaign which is fully supported by the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and the Thai Government. The official launch of the campaign was a wonderful success, to which HM King donated a trophy. The Prime Minister of Thailand donated the Female Cup, the official Muaythai anthem was introduced, and superstars like Olympic ...

L.A. in Muaythai Fever

January 18th, 2013

  Push Kick Promotions (PKP) in conjunction with WMC and IFMA, is putting on a great promotion for Muaythai Towards Highest Sporting Recognition, as part of the campaign to get Muaythai recognised by the IOC. It will also be a promotion for the SportAccord World Combat Games this year, and there will be pre-qualifiers for the event. Thai legend and winner of the Olympic gold medal in boxing, Somluck Kamsing is helping with the promotion by going ...

Muaythai nominated for highest television honour!

October 12th, 2012

Muaythai has already reached millions of households, but now it has really gone mainstream. It all began with “Contender Asia” which was included in the regional Emmy Awards for Asia, but now the break out show “The Challenger Muaythai” has just received a chance at one of the highest honours in television… nominated as one out of four top shows in the category “Non-Scripted Entertainment” for the 2012 International Emmy Awards. This is an amazing success story for Muaythai. The show’s ...

Muaythai a Repeat Hit at the SportAccord Convention

May 25th, 2012

SportAccord Convention is the world's premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport. Originally launched in 2003, SportAccord International Convention is a 6-day gathering of more than 1500 leading representatives from international sport. It offers the sports family a powerful opportunity to come together on a global scale, in an exclusive and ...

Super Muaythai Months – April/May

May 18th, 2012

What a great couple of months for Muaythai, with so many events around the world. Let’s start at the top: Australia had two fantastic female events, with Caley Reece defending her World title, and Kate Heuston winning the Intercontinental title. USA: Two IFMA World Champions met in San Francisco for a much anticipated fight, Miriam Nakamoto against Sandra Bastian, WMC Light Weight Female World Champion. On the same card, Cyrus Washington faced down Ky Hollenback to ...

Muaythai Super Gala Towards the Highest Sporting Recognition

April 5th, 2012

Bangkok Convention Centre was filled to the last seat for what was probably one of the most beautiful muaythai events ever held.  Thailand’s who’s who turned up to be a part of the official muaythai application to become recognized by the International Olympic Committee, to be included in the World Games, and to launch the “Sport Is Your Gang” campaign. The Prime Minister assigned His Excellency General Yuthasak Sasiprapha, who is Deputy Prime Minister and also ...

Muaythai Gala VIP Cocktail Reception

April 5th, 2012

To celebrate the launch of Muaythai towards the Highest Sporting Recognition, to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee and to be included in the World Games and also the launch of IFMA/WMC’s latest charity project “Sport Is Your Gang”, a gala reception was held in the luxurious 5-star Centara Grand hotel adjacent to the Bangkok Convention Centre in Thailand. Many VIPs and Executives from the world sporting community traveled to Bangkok and made inspired speeches ...

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 ...

Muaythai Federation of Nigeria Makes Moves towards Government Recognition

March 12th, 2012

Following the resolve to gain full Government recognition (the Muaythai Federation of Nigeria currently have a provisional recognition status), the federation took great initiatives and took their lobbying exploit to their National Parliament - House of Representative Committee on sports on a 2 - day meeting session from the 21st to 22nd of February 2012. The Sports Committee is headed by Hon. GodfreyAli Gaiya. The federation’s request received very favourable attention and programmes have already been ...

Muaythai Xplosion at the O2 in London

March 8th, 2012

The famous London O2 arena which was the venue for last year’s SportAccord Convention opening ceremony will come alive again on Sunday 31st of March with a world calss muaythai event for world class venue. The Main Event is for the WMC World Title fight between English Super Star Michael Dicks, the WMC European Champion and Silver Medallist at the 2010 SportAccord World Combat Games in Beijing against the WMC World Champion and definitely pound for ...

Muaythai Premier League Press conference in beautiful city of Venice

October 14th, 2011

The mayor of one of the most historical cities in the world,  Venice hosted the Press Conference for leg two of Muaythai Premier League. What could be more beautiful than to overlook the beautiful canals in one of the most historical cultural cities in the world for one of the most cultural and traditional martial arts  in the world? The setting gave way to a perfect atmosphere and Clifton Brown, CEO of Warrior Caste Productions thanked the Mayor for ...

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