Wednesday the 7th February saw the annual Muaythai day celebrations, this year at the Sports Authority of Thailand. The event began with a dramatic opening ceremony featuring traditional dance and a Muay Boran performance. Following this, the WMC President General Chetta gave a heartful opening speech on how far Muaythai has come, especially over the […]
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Lebanon may be a country small in size but definitely not in heart. Lebanese Muaythai federation under the auspices of Sami Kiblawi who is also IFMA Executive Board member is one of the oldest Muaythai members in the region and produced many world-class athletes. Who can forget little Ramadan Ondash who stole the hearts of […]
2018 will see not one but two IFMA World Championship events organised beach side in 2 amazing beach resorts. First stop will take us to the American continent and the beautiful setting of Cancun, Mexico for the IFMA World Championship & International Tournament. Next stop takes us to the other side of the globe to Asia […]
The IFMA ad hoc committee and the IFMA international office opened their office after the New year’s break. IFMA Sport’s Director Charissa Tynan said many events are coming up with the SportAccord convention in Bangkok being a fantastic opportunity to promote muaythai as an IOC recognised sport. Beautiful Cancun will host the 2018 IFMA world […]
Two important meetings have taken place between IFMA and Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first was in July with the Minister H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai and the second meeting this week, with the working group chaired by Miss Busadee Santipitaks, Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]
MADRID – 13 December 2017 – Following the recent celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Olympic Channel today announced that it has reached cooperation agreements with the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), and the international governing bodies for fistball, muaythai, polo, powerlifting and tug of war to collaborate on content for the […]
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.
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.