The Macau Muaythai Association marked its 10 year anniversary and newly elected executive committee with a night of spectacular muaythai. The Inauguration Ceremony took place along with 11 professional bouts featuring both local and international athletes such as Belorussian super star Andre Kulebin and Persian fighter Vahid Shabazi.
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Grassroots development is key in IFMA’s strategic plan and the annual Youth World Championships have become the top priority on the IFMA Calendar. The fundamental values of muaythai are built on five important pillars; respect, honour, tradition, fair play and excellence, which are also the foundation of the Olympic movement; in fact, they are the […]
Today marks one year since Muaythai and IFMA were granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Not a federation to rest on its laurels, it’s been a busy year for IFMA with many goals set and achieved. Let’s take a look at some of IFMA’s major achievements since its recognition.
The Arafura Games will return to the Northern Territory of Australia for the first time in eight years in an effort to boost trade with Australia’s Asian neighbours. The games for disabled and able-bodied athletes from around the world were axed by the former Country Liberal government five years ago, but will be held again […]
The staff of the IFMA office attended the special celebrations in honour of the IFMA President at the Sport Authority of Thailand. The reception was on the occasion to congratulate Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan on the Honourary Doctorate Degree in Sports Science granted by Chulalongkorn University in the name of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of […]
The IFMA World Muaythai Championships will move to the city of Cancun in Mexico in 2018. This marks the first time the Pan-American Continent hosts a muaythai event of this scale, and all IFMA teams are brimming with anticipation for a trip to this beautiful and historical part of the world.
The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow announced the AIMAG 2017 closed at a spectacular ceremony which concluded amazing event full of bright moments and memorable time for athletes, officials, NOCs, governments, and everyone who visited Ashgabat from 17 to 27 September.
Two athletes from the Turkmenistan muaythai team became true national heroes after defeating Thai athletes in the final.
An important meeting took place between the President of the NOC of Philippines Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, Congressman Conrado Estrella III who is Chairman of Committee on Youth and Sports, the president of the Philippines Muaythai Association General Lucas Managuelod, and IFMA leadership.
Months of hard work paid off today for the medal winners in muaythai at the Asian Indoor Games with fourteen golds up for grabs. Eight countries qualified athletes for the bouts from all over Asia.