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Nina Wins the European Title

October 11th, 2021

The city of Leobon, Austria made history this weekend when Austrian Muaythai champion Nina Scheucher competed against Raffaella Di Biasi from Germany for the WMC European title. Both fighters need no introduction and have competed in multiple high-level events such as the IFMA World Championships, World Games, and European Championships. This was a much-anticipated fight between two athletes who left no stone unturned in their training. Muaythai which is fully recognised in Austria has come on and leaps on bounds over ...

Let the Games Begin

October 7th, 2021

The World Virtual Championships 2021 started with over 70 countries participating in different disciplines, including wai kru, shadow boxing, mai muay, max fit, and shadow refereeing.  IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan welcomed the participants on the virtual platform, highlighted the solidarity of the IFMA family during these challenging times again, and praised the IFMA family’s innovation and flexibility.  IFMA Vice President, General Udomdej, shows his pride in IFMA’s IOC recognition and IFMA’s mission to protect the cultural heritage of muaythai.  IFMA’s ...

History Made with Online Referee Championships

October 5th, 2021

The technical officials are of the highest importance to ensure safety and fair play on the field of play. IFMA is permanently evolving to guarantee most importantly the athlete's safety and One Standard rules for all officials from around the world.  This year IFMA for the first time is not only giving opportunities to the athletes but also for the officials to participate in the online championships. The officials will showcase Yut, Yaek and Chok and all the important techniques on the ...

We are proud to present the Main Event for MUAY THAI FOR LIFE 1.0.

October 5th, 2021

This is a Lightweight WMC European Title Fight (58.97kg) between two of Europe´s most formidable muay thai fighters. Both fighters are national champions and come from strong muay thai nations. Representing France and Siam Muay La Belle Eqiupe Gym. We are honored to introduce: Florent Louis-Joseph. He is the current muay thai champion of France and has a record of 24-2-0. Louis-Joseph is a very skilled and strong athlete that has defeated fighters such as Payak ...

Jimmy Becomes World Champion for the Third Time

October 4th, 2021

The fight of the champions of champions kept its promise on Saturday to showcase Muaythai at the world level. Jimmy Vienot a multiple-time IFMA gold medalist and WMC champion took on Yodwicha, an IFMA world champion, and multiple-time Thailand stadium champion. Five rounds of world-class muaythai took place showcasing all weapons. Yodwicha came into the fight on a long unbeaten record knowing that Jimmy is a two-time WMC world champion and this would be no easy fight. Jimmy ...

WMC European Title to be Contested in Leoben

October 4th, 2021

October the 9th is a date for the muaythai calendar as Nina Scheucher from K.S.F. Gym Leoben (Austria) and Raffaella Di Biasi from Profighting Lampertheim (Germany) will compete for the WMC European title in Leoben, Austria. The title will be contested during the Austrian National Championships which will be the first IFMA/WMC Austria event to be held since IFMA was fully recognised by the IOC. Athletes from seven provinces are expected to take part in the championships ...

Thank you to Rafal Szlachta

October 1st, 2021

Rafal Szlachta is someone who needs no introduction in the world of muaythai and sport. As Vice President of IFMA and President of the Polish Tourism Organisation, Rafal has been instrumental in the development of muaythai at the national, continental and world level. Rafal was one of the pioneers of muaythai in Poland, starting with a small gym then traveling to every corner of the country to promote muaythai. He brought the first Thai masters, the ...

Muaythai Reopens in the Kingdom

September 30th, 2021

Thailand like many other countries has had and is still continuing to fight the Covid 19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected all areas of society and certainly sport and muaythai have been no exception. Thailand has experienced many lockdowns and muaythai like other sports has had to make sacrifices and lose income resulting in gyms closing with no opportunities for athletes. Two months ago the Kingdom of Thailand was in celebration of the full recognition by ...

World Title Showdown in France

September 29th, 2021

This weekend will see the fight of the champions of champions between Jimmy Vienot from France and Yodwicha from Thailand. After the full recognition of muaythai by the International Olympic Committee. IFMA, the WMC, and the French federation have joined forces to promote muaythai even more in France. The French Muaythai federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of France and President Nadir Allouache is also a member of the French Olympic Committee and an IFMA Executive Board member.  This event ...

World Championships 2021 Site Visit, Phuket Thailand

September 27th, 2021

An important meeting took place between the Governor of Phuket Mr. Narong Woonciew, Mr.Wirat Patee, Director of Sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan and Secretary General Stephan Fox, representatives of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand, IFMA Technical Delegate Ajarn Paiboon Srichaisawat and IFMA’s Local Organising Committee partner Brite Panther led by CEO Mr. VitSuthithavil. The main meeting took place at the venue Blue Tree where the delegation was briefed ...

Saudi Arabia Muaythai Fever

September 24th, 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which has been awarded the 2023 World Combat Games is promoting martial arts and combat sports on all levels. Having made a major impact at the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympics in martial arts, the National Olympic Committee and Sports Ministry under His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal Al-Saud has continued to push all sports and gender equality in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Muaythai is no exception ...

Art of Muaythai Fight Night

September 22nd, 2021

The 7th of November is a date for the Muaythai calendar as the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will be graced with a fight night put together by Art of Muaythai Fight Promotions. The event will celebrate the recent inclusion of IFMA into the International Olympic Committee with a series of fights under IFMA and WMC rules. The card will be comprised of fighters from the grass-root level all the way up to elite showcasing ...

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