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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 General Secretary, Stephan Fox made a ...

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 now providing a proper pyramid ...

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 to establish a strong base ...

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 feature some of the best ...

Anti-doping during the Covid-19 pandemic

April 20th, 2021

IFMA believes in fair and clean muaythai and has strict measures to combat doping and match fixing. Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and fair play and sets serious risks to the health of the athletes. All 148 IFMA national federations are responsible for implementation and enforcement of the code. The protection of clean athletes has and always will be IFMA’s priority. IFMA follows a zero-tolerance policy and makes everyone responsible not only ...

All Together Now: Brazilian Muaythai Breaks Records

April 19th, 2021

CBMTT, the official Brazilian muaythai federation which is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of Brazil and the Brazilian Sports Ministry conducted a virtual workshop for the 22 regional federations with 1472 participants. The main speakers were directors from CBMTT including Carlos Camacho, Paulo Petinga Cafuringa and Alexandre Laguna with discussions on how CBMTT has used the pandemic and the non competition period to reorganise the entire federation and establish a much closer relationship with the federal government and the Olympic institute for the ...

IFMA Virtual Championship 2021

April 19th, 2021

What started as a way to bring competition back during the lock-down era amidst a flurry of event cancellations last year is here to stay, as we prepare for the 2nd edition of the IFMA Virtual Championships. The 2021 edition promises to be an even bigger and better event, as a follow up to the highly successful pilot event last year, with the addition of some new disciplines, aiming to give the competitive opportunity to ...

Sorgraw Ordains as a Monk

April 16th, 2021

Sorgraw Petchyindee, a three time WMC world champion and two time Lumpinee champion has ordained as a monk today in his home province of Buriram in the North East of Thailand. The ceremony which took place on Friday the 16th April at Wat Chaoeng in the Prakhon Chai District of Buriram was attended by close friends and relatives who all came to give their blessing and make merit. Most Thais from 20 upwards are expected to to ...

Muaythai India Rankings Series 3

April 12th, 2021

United Muaythai Association India, the official IFMA recognised umbrella organisation in India once again sanctioned the WMC India ranking fight organised by Star Martial Arts and Fitness Club alongside Indian promoter Balkrishna Shetty. Balkrishna stated that this event series is very important to ensure the continued development of Indian athletes together with the national federation to ensure that Indian athletes gain more experience and ring craft towards the overall development of Indian muaythai. UMAI President Prasenjit Singha stated that Indian muaythai is more unified than ever to ensure the ...

IFMA Celebrates Play True Day 2021

April 9th, 2021

Muaythai is built on 5 ancient pillars: respect, honour, tradition, excellence and fair play. IFMA believes fair play is a fundamental value which is integral to sport and everyday life. IFMA believes in muaythai without doping, fair competition, and all the written and unwritten rules on and off the field of play. Tolerance, solidarity, integrity, and above all joy is consistent with the belief of play true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7vyH4WUoV8&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7t4nN0UdU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgo6H_c-0rU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RufIciVDFZ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjmgf98xiY4&t=10s

Colombia Hosts International Muaythai Camp

April 8th, 2021

The Colombian Muaythai Federation, under President, David Gonzalez, is one of the most active IFMA national federations in the IFMA SIYG campaign in using muaythai as a tool towards positive change. The pandemic has cancelled many events but this event was held to bring together youth and athletes from the region to promote a message of hope, peace, solidarity and unity. National federations from the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru sent ...

The WMC and IFMA Mourn the Death of Namkabuan Nongkeephahuyut

April 8th, 2021

It is with great sadness that the WMC and IFMA family have heard about the passing of Namkabuan Nongkeephahuyut. He was a true champion on and off the field of play, inspired so many and his legacy will live on. He took on his final battle and delivered once again a great fight but we all know a true warrior knows when to retreat. We send our condolences to the loved ones he left behind and in ...

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