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Morocco sets record high participation at online coaching course

May 13th, 2021

The Royal Moroccan Federation of Kickboxing, Muaythai, Savate and similar sports has set a new record with over a thousand participants coming together for a three-day national online training course organised for the benefit of coaches and seconds. The training course received an overwhelming and unexpected reception by the Moroccan muaythai community of trainers and coaches, due to the continuation of the precautionary measures that are still recommended by the health authorities in Morocco. ...

Iman vs Bekah: World Title Bout

May 12th, 2021

Some fantastic news for fight fans this week as a world title bout between Iman Barlow and Bekah Irwin has just been signed off by the WMC international office in Bangkok. The fight will take place on the 12th of June on Triumphant 11 in Miami, Florida. This bout has faced many obstacles due to the pandemic with travel restrictions playing a major factor. Now Team Barlow will fly out to the US via Mexico where ...

Egypt holds successful senior national championship

May 11th, 2021

Congratulations to the Egyptian Muaythai Federation for holding the official senior national muaythai championship last month from 1 till 3 April 2021. The successful event saw the participation of 15 clubs and more than 150 athletes competition over 3 days on 2 rings celebrating the true spirit of muaythai under its five pillars of respect, honour, tradition, fair play and excellence. The event opened with an inspirational message of non-discrimination, echoing the vision and ...

2022 FISU WUC & UWC Seminar for Organising Committees

May 10th, 2021

IFMA was honoured to take part in last week’s seminars delivered by the FISU for all Organising Committees of 2022 and 2024 seasons of the World University Championship and University World Cup events. IFMA was represented by Dmitry Putilin as the Technical Committee Chair for Muaythai, alongside IFMA Director Charissa Tynan. The week-long seminar covered a myriad of subjects for the Organising Committees from Services & Protocols, Accreditation, Sport Programme, Venues, Anti-doping & Medical Services to Marketing, ...

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 is planning post pandemic to ...

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 is beginning to prepare for the ...

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 by many as the pound ...

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 dietary supplement options. Nutrition expert Professor ...

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 to prevent abuse? With this and ...

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 play and positive outlook on ...

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 from 30 regions came to ...

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 federation will continue to work ...

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