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IFMA attending the 2011 SportAccord Convention

March 16th, 2011

IFMA - Our sister organisation that governs the amateur side of Muaythai will shortly be attending the SportAccord Convention in London, UK. While there they will be gathering support for Muaythai, as well as representing Muaythai in-front of many of the leading sporting organisations and committees, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This is a very special year for Muaythai to attend as we will be furthering our bid to become one of the few World Recognised ...

WMC World Meeting

September 27th, 2013

President General Chetta Thanajarocalled for the 2013 meeting of the world executives of the WMC. The World Muaythai Council, which is the sole professional Muaythai organisation set up under parliament resolution and which is under the directive of the Royal Thai Government.   General Chetta Thanajaro came to delegate to over 100 countries in Bangkok and stated that the WMC has come a long way since its inauguration in 1995, held in the convention hall of the ...

World Championship 2011 Press Conference

April 27th, 2011

The General Secretary of IFMA, Stephan Fox, travelled to Uzbekistan to make a final inspection of the venue, hotel and other relevant areas for the upcoming World Championships to be held in the beautiful city of Tashkent from the 20th to the 27th September 2011. The World Championship is being organised by the Uzbekistan Amateur and Professional Muaythai Federation, the Government of Uzbekistan and the Centre of Development of Oriental Combat Sports and Martial Arts. A ...

Nai Kanom Tom Day 2017

March 20th, 2017

Every year on the 17th of March, the muaythai world celebrates the birthday of the legend “Nai Knom Tom” in celebration of Wai Kru day in the ancient city of Ayuddhaya. This year’s celebration attracted more than 1400 muaythai enthusiasts from masters to students. The City of Ayuddhaya in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry for Tourism and Sport organized the Nai Kanom Tom day festivities and parade. The festivities were hosted ...

Thai Fight Italy a Huge Success

May 30th, 2017

Saturday the 27th May saw the latest serving of Thai Fight, this time in the beautiful city of Turin, Italy. The event was held to commemorate 149 years of Thai-Italian relations and also to promote tourism in the region. To celebrate this momentous occasions the superstar Thai team consisting of WMC legends such as Saenchai, Saiyok and Sudsakorn took on the local Italian team putting on an epic performance which was telecast live on Domestic ...

Thai Senators Visit – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 24th, 2011

The Thai Senate delegation under the chairmanship of Mrs. Narumon Siriwat, visited the IFMA World Championships. At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Senate’s Sports Committee expressed her gratitude to the Uzbekistan Government for organizing such a spectacular opening ceremony. She also said that she is extremely surprised on the popularity of the sport of Muaythai outside the country of Thailand. In a special meeting with the IFMA leadership, she promised to go back to the ...

WMC and IFMA Team Congratulates Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan

December 2nd, 2017

The staff of the WMC and IFMA office attended the special celebrations in honour of the WMC Vice-President and IFMA President at the Sport Authority of Thailand. The reception was on the occasion to congratulate Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan on the Honourary Doctorate Degree in Sports Science granted by Chulalongkorn University in the name of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand. Muaythai has seen its rise under the Presidency of Dr. Sakchye; ...

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, ...

King’s Cup 2018

July 31st, 2018

The World Muaythai Council under royal patronage and IFMA the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur recognised by the IOC and the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under royal patronage joined forces to celebrate the 66th birthday of his Majesty the King Rama the 10th. The event was held in cooperation with the Sports Authority of Thailand at the Sports Authority complex and it was an exciting day with spectacular contests. The King's Cup is fought in ...

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 ...

WMC and IFMA King’s Birthday Celebrations

July 27th, 2019

The World Muaythai Council under royal patronage and IFMA the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur recognised by the IOC and the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under royal patronage will celebrate the 67th birthday of his Majesty the King Rama the 10th. The event will be held in cooperation with the Sports Authority of Thailand at the Sports Authority complex on Saturday the 27th July. There will be 2 Super 4 tournaments with the first been ...

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