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2022 Ad-Hoc Management Committee Concludes its First Meeting

February 1st, 2022

With a very busy year ahead, the 2022 IFMA Ad-Hoc Management Committee (AHMC) held its first meeting of the year. The AHMC is made up of thirteen members of the Executive Committee. It is allocated for specific duties and roles in relation to projects, events, campaigns and/or all relevant IFMA functions. The AHMC meeting was led by the IFMA Director General Charissa Tynan who briefed the members on all upcoming 2022 events such as European Championships, ...

European Title to be Contested This Weekend

January 28th, 2022

This coming Sunday the 30th of January expect Fireworks as Top Level Fighters returns with another action-fueled evening of elite international muaythai. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC will be held in Fiumicino, Rome and features some of Italy's best pitted against international fighters. The headline event of the evening will see Alessio Ancinelli from Italy and Ion Fernadez from Spain battle it out for the WMC European title set at 52.16KG. Davide Carlot, IFMA Executive ...

Diplomacy Through Sport

January 26th, 2022

Diplomacy Through SportKingdom of Thailand & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Today has marked a historical day between two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, when His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Thailand and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded a two-day ...

Bilal Chareuf Bags the European Title

January 25th, 2022

It was an amazing evening of muaythai action this Friday the 21st of January as Em Strasbourg Muaythai show successfully delivered on all levels. The show which was sanctioned by the WMC featured a stacked international lineup alongside some of the best French muaythai fighters on the scene. Headlining the card was Bilal Chareuf from France who went toe to toe with Omar Moreno from Spain as they contended for the vacant light heavyweight WMC European ...

“Muaythai” The Pride of Thailand

January 20th, 2022

National Identity Foundation supports IFMA to enhance Muaythai towards the highest recognition. Muaythai, known to some as “Muay” or “Thai boxing” dates back to the days of ancient Siam. The martial art in the battlefields was used to uphold the freedom and independence of modern Thailand. Muaythai is inherently woven into the fabric of the heritages and cultures of the Kingdom of Thailand with the traditions of the ancient art & sport deeply rooted. Muaythai is based on 5 important pillars, ...

Istanbul in Full Preparation for 2022 European Championships

January 17th, 2022

The Turkish Muaythai Federation is in full preparation to welcome teams from across the continent of Europe to the 2022 European Championships to qualify for the final direct spots for Europe at the upcoming World Games 2022. Under the leadership of its newly elected President Hasan Yildiz, the Turkish Muaythai Federation is working at full speed to ensure a safe and high level event for all participating delegations. Registration is open and in full swing ...

Nak Muay 8 Series is Back!

January 14th, 2022

IFMA's main event this year will be the World Games in Birmingham in which qualifications around the world are already now in full swing. IFMA believes in gender equality and therefore the World Games has an equal number of male and female competitors this time around. The Spanish Muaythai Federation has done outstanding work over the last few years and is doing the pre-qualifier in an all-female card on the 29th of January. Nak Muay 8 ...

WMC Fight Night, Sri Lanka

January 10th, 2022

Saturday the 15th of January in the picturesque city of Colombo, Sri Lanka will see an evening of muaythai action put together by the Sri Lankan muaythai federation. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC will feature Sri Lanka's best fighters battling it out for bragging rights and a chance to climb the muaythai ladder. The headline fight of the evening will be for the WMC Sri Lankan Title which will see Kumudu face Vishnu ...

Honouring IFMA’s Founding Members at the 2021 Awards Gala

December 21st, 2021

Each year, the IFMA Executive Committee acknowledges the most outstanding individuals who have contributed extensively in their life’s work to the IFMA & Muaythai. This year’s Lifetime Achievement awards have been presented to two very special individuals who have shaped IFMA for more than 2 decades and have played an important part in IFMA’s development and IOC recognition process. The first Lifetime Achievement award went to Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan the honorary President of IFMA who has served ...

Top Level Fighters: When in Rome

December 20th, 2021

Mark the date in your calendar as January the 30th in Rome, Italy spectators will be treated to an evening of elite muaythai of the highest calibre. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC boasts an international fight card comprised of fighters from Greece, Spain and of course Italy. The headline fight will see Italy vs Spain for the prestigious WMC European title set at 52,15 KG which will see Italy's own Alessio Ancinelli take ...

The Future is Safe

December 14th, 2021

The IFMA Youth World Championships 2021 outlined that the IFMA youth development work and IFMA's universality policy has paid off. The youth from 10 to 17 came together for the first championships in 16 months as during the pandemic out of safety the physical championships were stopped and changed to virtual. IFMA has used this time to continue their teaching programmes online to develop their techniques which clearly has shown success. Six days with over 100 bouts ...

Olympic Movement Meets at IFMA Finals

December 13th, 2021

The IFMA finals saw a lot of support from the Olympic family.Thailand's IOC member Khun Pattana lead the delegation for the Thai National Olympic Committee and also as an IOC member.  The Thai Sports Ministry, Sports Authority and many other representatives of the National Olympic Committees came to support the athletes of the world. There were many people from embassies such as Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary, and so many more who came to support their finalists. Thailand's muaythai ambassador, Buakaw was there ...

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