Hong Kong Muaythai Association Plans Post-Pandemic

May 7th, 2021

The Hong Kong Muaythai Association is one of the leading associations in Asia which have organised some of the biggest annual promotions under the banners of IFMA and WMC. Many superstars from around the world such as Yodsanklai, Mardsua, Somsak, Arslan and Kulebin, including many celebrities such as Jackie Chan have been a part of these five-star Hong Kong events. Hong Kong has also staged many IFMA international competitions and now ...

The Allan Bell Open This Weekend

May 6th, 2021

Muaythai Australia is getting ready for another big event on the beautiful Gold Coast at the famous Carrara Stadium this weekend which was part of the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The Gold Coast also hosted SportAccord 2019 and the sports festival in which Muaythai Australia played an important role. This week will see the Allan Bell Open in memory of one of Australia's pioneers of muaythai, the late Allan Bell with over 100 athletes expected. Muaythai Australia ...

Yodwicha Signs With Thai Fight

May 6th, 2021

Yodwicha, a name well-known on the muaythai scene has just signed with Thai Fight and will be joining the promotion from May onwards. Many fight fans are looking forward to see him back in the ring following a one year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. Yodwicha made his name in the Thai stadiums having beaten some of the best in the game including Petchboonchu FA Group, Singdam Kiatmoo9 and considered ...

IFMA Stakeholders Participate in ITA Webinar on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

May 4th, 2021

IFMA, a proud signatory of WADA and partner of ITA, has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for doping. Promoting clean sport environment, protecting clean athletes and prevention through education are IFMA’s missions. IFMA stakeholders took part in the April webinar session of the 2021 monthly series delivered by the International Testing Agency (ITA). April’s session focused on athlete nutrition. In particular, we examined how athletes can navigate between a food-first approach and ...

The WMC and IFMA Youth Commission took part in GAISF/IOC organised Athletes Safeguarding Workshop.

April 30th, 2021

The Safeguarding Workshop was delivered and developed in collaboration with the IOC Sports Department and involved over 40 non-Olympic sports International Federations’ representatives joining to discuss ways to mitigate risks of abuse in a sport community.  Top topics covered were: What is abuse?Why does abuse happens?How do we understand the nature, scope and perception or risk? o            Environmental or Physical Isolation o            Situational Isolation o            Lifestyle and routine o            Culture What is missing inside the sport community ...

The WMC and IFMA Family send our Deepest Condolences for the passing of Jordan boxer, Rashed Al-Swaisat

April 29th, 2021

The WMC and the International Federation of Muaythai Associations and the world muaythai community, wish to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of Rashed Al-Swaisat. His death is no doubt a great loss to the sporting family. We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow athletes who are affected so greatly by this loss. Rashed was known for his spirit, passion, respect for fair ...

Russia Makes a Big Return to the Live Events

April 28th, 2021

The Russian Muaythai Federation is showing great progress on the road back to live sport events with the organisation of a monumental muaythai event to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Kuzbass region and 20th Anniversary of the Kuzbass Muaythai Federation. The Kuzbass is a cradle of Russian muaythai producing such outstanding athletes like Artem Vakhitov, Artem Levin and Aleksei Ulianov to name a few. More than 200 athletes ...

Muaythai Visits Kosovo Olympic Committee

April 27th, 2021

The Kosovo Muaythai Federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee and the two parties enjoy a close relationship. Various meetings have taken place between former President Besim Hasani who was succeeded by Mr Ismet Karsniqi two months ago. The Kosovo muaythai president Shpejtim Ahmetaj was invited by the President to continue this close relationship to ensure the growth of muaythai in Kosovo towards the European Games 2023. President Shpejtim stated that the national ...

IFMA and MAP Joint Seminar

April 26th, 2021

Thirty of the highest certified instructors of the Philippines participated in a 3-day educational workshop. The workshop was opened by the General Secretary of the Philippines Muaythai Association, Pearl Managuelod who is also an IFMA Executive Board member and an Executive Board member of the National Olympic Committee of the Philippines. Miss Managuelod outlined the importance of the cooperation between the National Federation and International Federation as well as the National Olympic Committee towards the most important asset any sport has, the athletes. IFMA ...

Olympic Boosts for Muaythai

April 23rd, 2021

In recent weeks, all major newspapers and television stations have reported on the world development of muaythai since the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha congratulated IFMA on their achievement of getting muaythai into the European Games and the inclusion in many other games. Thailand understands that this is the elite level of sport where superstars like Yodsanklai, Superbon, Buakaw, Yodwicha and Tengnueng have all fought in the past. Since IFMA and WMC have merged it is ...

India Khan Grading

April 23rd, 2021

Saturday the 10th of April in the Calicut District of the Kerala State, India hosted the first official IFMA Indian khan grading. The grading was a massive success with all participants passing with flying colours. The theory part was taught first before instructor Binu Joseph led the practical training up to Khan 7. The President of UMAI Mr Prasenjit Singha stated that education is the key. In India we are trying ...

Ross and Tenpow: Mad Showdown

April 22nd, 2021

Saturday the 12th June will see the return of Triumphant Promotions as they head to Miami, Florida with one of their biggest line ups to date. The promotion, now on its 11th edition has come on leaps and bounds since its inauguration just a couple of years ago and has been one of the few shows to battle through the ongoing pandemic in the face of adversity. The show will ...

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