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The Kids Are Our Future

February 28th, 2011

As Muaythai is gaining world popularity and is aiming for IOC recognition, the World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur has a very strategic Youth program in Place, which is implemented in over 100 countries. Participation in sports is indisputably beneficial in fostering responsible social behaviours, greater academic success and an appreciation of personal health and fitness. It is the aim of the WMC and IFMA to give the children an important sense ...

General Chetta Congratulates IFMA

January 12th, 2017

General Chetta Thanajaro the Honoury President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand congratulated IFMA on their recognition by the IOC. The WMC which was established in 1995 under directive of the Royal Thai government to foster and promote all aspects of Muaythai has been a firm partner of IFMA since day 1. The marriage of WMC and IFMA is unbreakable as all key officials of IFMA hold executive positions in the WMC committee, by example the ...

History will be made in Kuwait

August 11th, 2020

History will be made this weekend in Kuwait as the first national federation will be conducting the new online IFMA educational programme. IFMA has worked over the last year to remodel their education programme and have stepped up efforts during the pandemic not as a temporary solution but as a positive opportunity to move forward and evolve. The online education conference will incorporate IFMA's belief to promote and protect the ancient values and traditions of muaythai ...

SportAccord Presidential Election, April 2011

April 25th, 2011

After a unanimous vote on the 8th April 2011 the incumbent, Hein Verbruugen, was re-elected as the President of SportAccord during the SportAccord General Assembly. President Verbruugen has had a long history with both SportAccord and other international sporting bodies. From 1991 until 2005 he presided over the Union Cycliste Internationale before stepping down as President and taking on the task of the Vice Presidency. The President has been a member of the International Olympic Committee ...

Monaco Takes Centre Stage

December 16th, 2013

14th of June will see one of the biggest events the WMC has ever sanctioned with a total of 7 world title fights on the card for the Monte Carlo Fighting Masters event under the high patronage of Prince Albert II. A special press conference was held at the Sport Authority of Thailand on Friday 13th December, chaired by The Baroness Cecile De Massy and the WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro. The function room was packed ...

SportAccord 2011 Big Success!!

May 5th, 2011

 

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 ...

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 by winning the first ever ...

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 ...

Thailand Bids for the Youth Olympics 2026

May 21st, 2020

Over the last year many important meetings took place between the International Olympic Committee, the Royal Thai Government and the National Olympic Committee of Thailand with regards to major upcoming sporting events. Thailand's Prime Minister His Excellency Prayut Chan O Cha met the IOC President Thomas Bach to discuss the possibility of Thailand bidding for the Youth Olympics 2026 and also many other points were discussed. The inclusion of muaythai in the Olympics was also one of the talking points in which the IOC President clearly ...

MPL Round 3 Weighs In

November 8th, 2011

The ballroom of the NH Hotel in Den Haag was packed to capacity with press for the weigh in of the 3rd round of the muaythai premier league. MC Chris welcomed many from around the world and the CEO of Warrior Caste Productions Mr. Clifton Brown made an emotional speech to all the athletes for many, a dream come true. Mr. Michael Polanen, the promoter of the event welcomed all the fighters to the Netherlands, wishing them ...

WMC/IFMA Meeting with Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister

October 7th, 2014

A special meeting was arranged by the new Minister for Sport and Tourism, Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul. The meeting was attended by the President of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of his Majesty the King General, Chetta Tanajaro, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, the President of IFMA and President of Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Stephan Fox, the International Vice President of WMC and General Secretary. ...

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