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The Muaythai World Celebrates Charissa Tynan Elected Director-General

December 9th, 2021

The IFMA World Executive Board Meeting met in Bangkok during the IFMA World Championships to discuss important IFMA matters after IOC recognition. One of the important decisions made was the official handover of the IFMA leadership. IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox who is also the Vice President of GAISF and AIMS and United Through Sports President has been an instrumental figure in IFMA but has already taken a more inactive role in IFMA over the last ...

IFMA World Championships Sets New Record

December 8th, 2021

The Nimibutr Thai National Stadium was the battlefield for round 2 at the IFMA Youth and Senior championships 2021. A record of 150 fights took place in 3 rings for 11 hours straight. All 3 rings were telecasted live. The day very much showcased the universality of muaythai in which the established muaythai countries of the home country Thailand, Russia, Belarus, France, Ukraine, Sweden and the list goes on… had some great wins but also some surprising ...

The Nak Muay Field of Play is Officially Open at Nimibutr Stadium

December 7th, 2021

The long-awaited IFMA 2021 World Championships in Bangkok commenced today and began with the One Standard Muaythai Cultural Workshop lead by Cultural Commission Chair Ajahn Chao alongside Kru Id with special guest and multiple world champion and muaythai superstar Buakaw. The afternoon began at Nimibutr Stadium with a whopping 134 bouts. Bangkok witnessed the true spirit of muaythai with not only top performances from former seasoned senior IFMA world champions such as Dzimitry ...


December 6th, 2021

Athletes from 91 countries proudly marched in the national stadium of Bangkok, Thailand for the opening ceremony of the IFMA World Championships 2021. A standing ovation was given to the first 2 teams the IFMA Refugee Team, Team Afghanistan and certainly Team Thailand. IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan praised the IFMA community for their resilience during these challenging times and that Thailand is proud to have been given the rights to host the 2021 World Championships ...


December 5th, 2021

Today marks Father’s Day in the kingdom of Thailand celebrating his late Majesty King Rama the 9th and in respect to the motherland of the sport Thailand. The IFMA world championship opening ceremony will be held on the event of December 5th where 90 countries have made their way to Thailand. The opening ceremony will be a festival of cultural exchange and understanding from the past to the present and IFMA’s wish towards the future. The opening ceremony will ...

Teams Heading to the Motherland for the IFMA 2021 World Championships

December 3rd, 2021

Teams from around the world are checking into airports to board their flights to Bangkok and some have already touched down in the Motherland for the 2021 IFMA World Championships. Team UAE had a huge send off at the Abu Dhabi Airport and the Director of UAE Muaythai and IFMA Executive Board Member Tareq Al Muhairi, stated that Team UAE with 33 people are ready to face the best athletes of the world especially as the host ...

One Standard Muaythai Seminar in Bangkok Begins in 4 days

December 2nd, 2021

Only 3 days until the opening of the IFMA World Championships 2021 and we are proud for the first time to be a fully IOC recognised organisation. We are also launching the One Standard Muaythai programme and offering a three-day course on advanced Muay Boran, Krabi Krabong, Wai Khru and Muaythai. We are very fortunate to have Ajarn Chao, Chair of the IFMA Cultural and Heritage Commission and Khru Saifon, one of the highest decorated Muay Boran and Krabi Krabong masters leading the classes. The event ...

Teams Arrive for the World Championships 2021

November 30th, 2021

After all the events were cancelled in 2020, Bangkok Thailand has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2021 World Championships. Over 200 athletes and officials are expected to travel to the Kingdom of Thailand. The opening ceremony will be a festival of cultural and sporting exchange celebrating IFMA 's full recognition by the International Olympic Committee and also the birthday celebration of his late Majesty King Rama the 9th. It is not just a World Championships though, the IFMA AGM, ...

Nick Trask Takes the Queensland Title

November 29th, 2021

Fight fans in Queensland were treated to an evening of elite-level muaythai on Saturday as Coastal Warfare returned with another corker of a card. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC, as usual, featured a stacked fight card with the headlining fight for the WMC Queensland Super Middle Weight title between Corey Crittenden and Nick Trask. This was a fight of epic proportions with both fighters giving it their all from the first round. Nick ...

Shevchenko Grapples with Hollywood

November 26th, 2021

Valentina Shevchenko, a multi-time time IFMA gold medalist, WMC champion, and UFC superstar has now set her sights on Hollywood as her next opponent. The Kyrgyzstan-born fighter has just made her acting debut, playing the fierce ladykiller and opponent of lead role Halle Berry who also wrote and directed the movie. When Halle began work on the movie, she knew she would need a real fighter to work alongside and asked for one woman and one ...

Muaythai is Proud to be a Part of UTS

November 24th, 2021

The beautiful Kingdom of Riyadh and the birthplace of Saudi Arabia was the place for the opening of UTS 2021. Over 100 organisations worked together for the UTS 2021 festival from Riyadh to the world under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, the Internationational Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics GAISF, and AIMS. The opening ceremony saw cities like Paris 24, Pyeongchang 24, Dhaka 26 and so many others coming together with the youth of Saudia Arabia for this heartwarming ceremony. The youth of Bangkok ...

Coastal Warfare 21

November 24th, 2021

Coastal Warfare is back with another killer line up this coming Saturday the 27th November in Queensland, Australia. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC is now on its 21st edition and will be held at the Banana Bender pub with Australia's best travelling to compete. The headline fight of the evening will see Corey Crittenden face Nick Trask for the WMC Queensland Super Middleweight title in a much-anticipated bout. From all at the WMC we ...

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