History was made earlier this year at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) World Championships when Mireim El Moubarik of Morocco became the first woman to win a medal in the sport wearing a hijab. Moubarik’s gold medal victory came only one year after IFMA’s decision to amend their constitution to include the full hijab as an optional uniform in line with International Olympic Committee guidelines. Read More
24th September to 4th October we’ll see amazing Asian Beach Games held in Vietnam which is one of the highlights of the IFMA and FAMA agenda. The events under the patronage of the Olympic Council of Asia will see some of the most exiting sports, and one of them is muaythai. Read More
A special celebration took place in Hong Kong to celebrate the 15th year inauguration of the Hong Kong Muaythai Association (HKMTA). HKMTA is solely recognised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and is one of the leading muaythai federations in the world, in fact per capita the biggest with over 150 muaythai gyms in Hong Kong solely united under one banner. Read More
The beautiful city of Cheongju will be the host for the 2016 world martial arts masterships held from the 2nd to the 8th of September. Taekwondo, Wushu, Kendo, Judo , Kurash, Ju-Jitsu, Sambo, Kickboxing and Muaythai will all send their top athletes to this event. The slogan is martial arts for one world, one world for martial arts.
Muaythai is proud to be part of this event and is looking forward to the World Martial Arts Mastership.
An important coordination meeting took place between representatives of the Royal Thai Games, Department of Physical Education, and Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the city of Bangkok, the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal patronage and IFMA, the world Governing body for amateur muaythai. Read More
The South East Asian Games Council comprising of 11 National Olympic Committees have just convened in Kuala Lumpur for an important meeting, where one of the topics is the confirmation of the 38 sports for the 2017 SEA Games. Muaythai (Muay), under IFMA has been announced as one of the 38 sports included in this programme. Read More
Youth teams from all over the world are getting ready to become part of the biggest muaythai event for junior divisions in the world. The Championships will take place in the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok. The event will showcase the future of muaythai, a friendly competition where athletes can make friends for life. Read More
A special honour come to the world famous muaythai show – Muaythai Live when SportAccord President Patrick Baumann was guest of honour in the house. Muaythai Live which is located in one of Bangkok’s most beautiful areas Riverside Asiatique is built in the five star theatre style showcasing the history of muaythai from the ancient to the modern times. Read More
As it is every year, the best athletes of the world championship are announced as part of a survey among officials and by a point system; this year’s winners are:
The winners will be as individuals, both in the competition and displaying the beautiful traditions of muaythai (wai kru), and then certainly the team as a whole. Read More
Today is truly a historical day for our South East Asian member federations, as muaythai (muay) has been officially included into the SEA Games for the 2017 edition in Kuala Lumpur. Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia has announced the final 38 sports with the final 4 being judo, triathlon, fencing as the 3 Olympic sports and muaythai (muay) as the 4th and only non-Olympic sport to be added into the final 4 spots. Read More