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April6 2021 – Celebrate sport as a tool to promote peace and overcome challenges

April 5th, 2021

April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), is the day when the #WhiteCard campaign provides an opportunity for the global sports community to mobilise in solidarity and unity towards the promotion of peace through sport. “The spirit behind the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) took on its full meaning in 2020. As the world started to face the ongoing health crisis, April6 sent a strong global message of ...

IFMA Executive Committee Convenes

April 2nd, 2021

Yesterday, April 1st saw the IFMA Executive Committee convene via Zoom conference for an important meeting to discuss important agenda points such as the event landscape for the remainder of 2021 and IFMA’s cautious optimism and planning of post-pandemic activities whilst maintaining a responsible system of planning and scheduling sport events. Discussions also centred around positive health, social and financial impacts of sport as well as taking decisions on actions to be taken to address interference ...


April 2nd, 2021

After more than a year since Yokkao's last official event, the date is now confirmed for the next major show which is set to make its return to the UK on 31st July.  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed 21st June as the deadline when all aspects of normal living can resume including the removal of social distancing rules. This will allow the resumption of sporting events with full audience capacity. As such, they have decided ...

Muaythai Russia from Strength to Stronger

March 31st, 2021

The Russian Muaythai Federation which is the sole federation recognised by the Russian Olympic Committee and Sports Ministry has produced some of the most outstanding athletes in the world. The President of the Russian Muaythai Federation Dmitry Putilin is a former IFMA world champion so understands the important balance between athletes and the Executive. Over the last few years we can remember triumphs such as the final World Combat Games between Artem Levin and Yodsaenklai in which ...

Sport is Your Gang Muaythai for Rehabilitation

March 30th, 2021

Muaythai is a combat sport and martial art built on ancient traditions and on the foundation of respect. In 2010, IFMA established the Sport is your Gang initiative which was awarded the Spirit of Sport award by the world recognised sport family in 2015. Sport is your Gang seeks to generate a culture of respect and exert human rights through sport without it being in itself another replicator of violence.  One of the many initiatives is how muaythai in prison could stop people from reoffending. We ...

Fabio Puce Becomes the new WMC Mad Champion

March 30th, 2021

It was a fantastic night in Pescara, Italy this Saturday as fight fans from around the country gathered to witness the 26th edition of Fight Clubbing Muaythai Promotions. The Italian Muaythai Federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of Italy which has led the sport to come on in leaps and bounds over the last few years in the country. The event boasted a stacked fight card comprised of Italy's finest elite and up ...

Selena Small the New State Champion!

March 29th, 2021

This weekend was one to remember in Melbourne for fight fans as Hard Core Promotions returned with another awesome fight card. Aside from the stacked undercard there was also one WMC state title on the line. Spring Sia from the Martial Spirit Gym went head to head with Selena Sornakdee9 from Dynamite Muay Thai. This was an amazing fight with both ladies giving it 100 percent from the first bell. After 5 hard fought rounds it ...

This Saturday one WMC State Title on the Line

March 26th, 2021

This weekend in Melbourne we have an exciting fight lined up as Spring Sia from the Martial Spirit Gym will go head to head with Selina Sornakdee9 from Dynamite Muay Thai for the vacant 53,5KG WMC state title. Hard Core Promotions have put together an event entitled Thailand vs Australia which will take place at the Ultima Function Center and boasts a massive undercard stacked with local heroes and elite fighters. Without a doubt these two ...

Thai PM Praises Muaythai’s Developmental Milestone

March 25th, 2021

The special parliament session opened with the heartfelt speech from the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha celebrating the inclusion of Muaythai in the European Games 2023 with both sporting and cultural elements. The Prime Minister was overjoyed that the European Olympic Committees have accepted Muaythai into the 5 rings and also for the development of the sport towards gender equality, mixed team events and promoting Muaythai also as a cultural art form. The Thai Prime Minister met ...

A New WMC Mad Champion Will Be Crowned

March 25th, 2021

Fight Clubbing returns this weekend for its 26th edition with another packed card of muaythai bouts with one WMC Mad title on the line. The event will feature the best of the best of Italian homegrown fighters from across the country who are all coming to make a statement. The Italian Muaythai Federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of Italy which has led the sport to come on in leaps and bounds over ...

Muaythai Australia, WA Youth Development Programme

March 24th, 2021

Muaythai Australia continues to develop the next generation in line with IFMA and the development of sport in Australia. Since IFMA began the world youth development programme in 2010 and separated the youth and senior world championships, Australia has been one of the strongest youth teams at the World Championships. During the pandemic Western Australia has done amazing work to keep the youth occupied by being part of the IFMA virtual events. The Western Australian board comprised of Andrew ...

Jean-Charles Skarbowsky: The Tattooed Dragon

March 23rd, 2021

Jean -Charles Skarbowsky is with no doubt one of the pioneers of muaythai when legends such as Ramon Deckker, Rob Kaman, Danny Bill and so many others fought the best of the best in the heart of muaythai, Thailand. Known as 'the Tattooed dragon', Jean lives and breathes muaythai and based himself in Thailand for an extended period of time having around 100 fights with the majority of them being against Thai opponents. In Thailand he was ...

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