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IFMA Youth World Championships 2022: Spectacular Opening

August 11th, 2022

Sunway Lagoon Beach was the venue for the spectacular opening celebrating unity in diversity bringing together over 100 countries in sporting and cultural exchange. The opening included traditional Malay performances showing the rich culture from all parts of Malaysia and a touching moment when 101 youth flag bearers from all Malaysian regions dressed in traditional dress paraded onto the main stage. There were many VIPs at the event lead by His Excellency the Prime Minister of Malaysia ...

History will be made in Malaysia

August 10th, 2022

The IFMA YWC is with no doubt, one of IFMA’s flagship events bringing together youth from all five continents in sporting, cultural and educational exchange. IFMA believes in unity in diversity which is based on one of the most important foundational philosophies of respect – respecting social cultures and backgrounds, gender and opinions, IFMA enhances these important foundations and philosophies not only in competition but also cultural and educational aspects. Each and every member of ...

Western Australia Title to be Contested at Domination 26

August 9th, 2022

Domination 26 is just 11 days out which will see some of Australia's best take on a team of Nak Muays from the motherland of the sport, Thailand. Recently added to the card is a WMC title fight which will see Stephan Lottering take on Meeka Michael for the Western Australian title. Both fighters have put in the work ahead of this fight and are in tip-top condition so no doubt this will be a ...

Gender Equality at Rajadamnern Stadium

August 5th, 2022

Thailand’s oldest and most famous stadium, Rajadamnern Stadium, has included female Muaythai into their official cards breaking old traditions. IFMA, the world governing body of Muaythai recognized by the International Olympic Committee, signed an MoU with Rajadamnern Stadium at the last IFMA World Championships 2022 General Assembly in Abu Dhabi outlining the importance of IFMA’s non-discrimination and gender equality policy. A special ceremony was held at Rajadamnern Stadium and today will see the first official female competition ...

IFMA Praised for Universality at The World Games 2022

August 5th, 2022

IFMA and Muaythai was praised for their universality having medal winners from all 5 continents. IFMA very much believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be part of sport regardless of economic status, origin and background. The qualifications for The World Games took place for more than 2 years with over 20,000 athletes trying to qualify for the 96 spots (48 female, 48 male) with full gender equality.

UAE First to Arrive

August 3rd, 2022

Less than 10 days to the opening of the IFMA Youth World Championship 2022 in beautiful Malaysia where over 1500 youth from all 5 continents will compete in this annual Muaythai event hosted every year in a different country. UAE, only 4 months ago, was the host of the IFMA Senior World Championships and in IFMA’s tradition, is the first team to arrive in Malaysia. The President of the UAE and Asian Muaythai Federation, His ...

ASEAN Muaythai University Games a Big Success

August 2nd, 2022

Muaythai is once again proud to be part of the ASEAN University Games together with many sports such as fencing, sport climbing, tennis, badminton, volleyball, archery, athletics, swimming, Karate, Judo, and the list goes on. The event which runs from the 26th of July to the 6th of August saw the best university students coming together in excellence in mind and body. The Director General of IFMA, Charissa Tynan stated that this event is very important for Asia building up ...

IFMA Mourns the Loss of a Diamond

August 1st, 2022

Today the IFMA Family celebrates the life of Muaythai athlete, Sarayut Klinming “Panphet (Pan Diamond) Phadungchai.” Panphet passed away on July 23rd, 2022 at 8:30pm at the age of 25. He will always be remembered for his courage, skill and strength in the ring and for his love for his family by keeping them as a pillar of his heart and mind. Panphet’s family is proud of his achievements both in his academic and sporting life. ...

Next Stop… Youth World Championships Malaysia!

July 27th, 2022

After a line of incredible events like the SEA Games in Ho Chi Minh, Senior World Championships in Abi Dhabi, The World Games in Birmingham, the next stop on the 2022 events calendar is the Youth World Championships in beautiful Malaysia. The Youth World Championships is the IFMA flagship event, building for the next generation. Our youth is our hope, and the IFMA Youth World Championships is an event that seeks to combine cultural, sporting and ...

Thank you Birmingham!

July 26th, 2022

Years of planning, and unforgettable moments for athletes, and spectators have come to an end and Birmingham has experienced ten days like no other.  The athletes from around the world walked in from the unity walk displaying unity in diversity, standing together in solidarity and President Jose Perurena summed it up by stating that. “It was the event for the athletes and they performed brilliantly”.   Mayor Woodfin thanked the citizens of Birmingham. He stated that “It may be the closing of a historic event but we ...

We Are The Champions

July 21st, 2022

Muaythai was one of the most talked about sports at the World Games 2022 in Birmingham. The Boutwell Auditorium was filled every competition day and the final saw athletes from all 5 continents competing for the medals. Team USA performed above all expectations having 5 in the final followed by Ukraine, Thailand, Morocco, Australia, and many others. The 51KG female division final saw the current IFMA world champion Monika Chochlikova from Slovakia taking on Meriem El Moubarik from Morocco, the African champion ...

Full House for Muaythai for the Semi-Finals at TWG2022

July 18th, 2022

Full House at the Boutwell Auditorium with the auditorium at capacity with home grown southern fans for Day 2 of Muaythai at the 2022 World Games. The Boutwell Auditorium was bustling with spectators cheering on the semi-final matches with oohs and ahhs of excitement as the athletes poured their hearts out in the race for gold and their chance to be crowned TWG Champion. In the 63.5 Male Division, Weerasak Tharakhajad brought his A game to ...


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