Archive for January, 2011

WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Speaks at 2010 World IF Forum

January 26th, 2011

WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Speaks at 2010 World IF Forum The IF Forum is organised by SportAccord Convention in conjunction with SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF. It is the world meeting for all world recognised International Federations and is by invitation only. The 2010 IF Forum in Lausanne was is officially opened by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC and Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord. Mr. Stephan Fox, who was participating for the second time ...

World Martial Art Meeting in Lausanne

January 26th, 2011

Lausanne, the home of the IOC, SportAccord and many world federations hosted the 2010 World Martial Art & Combat Sports Meeting. Representatives of the 14 world recognised martial art & combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic, participated at the meeting, chaired by SportAccord President, Mr. Hein Verbruggen. Muaythai and IFMA was represented by Mr. Stephan Fox, IFMA General Secretary, whom has been a member of the SportAccord Martial Art Group since its establishment.   Mr. Fox stated “This is ...

Fitness First Goes Muaythai Crazy

January 22nd, 2011

After the success of the hit TV shows Contender Asia and Biggest Loser Asia, of which Fitness First was not just a sponsor, but also a training partner, Muaythai has become hugely popular in the world’s leading fitness gym. Personal trainers are now faced with high demand for personal one to one 'boxercise' training sessions, as it is clear to gym goers that nothing burns more calories than a Muaythai work out. All over Asia, Fitness First ...

European Muaythai Gala in Spain

January 21st, 2011

February 19th will see a superb professional muaythai gala event in Andalusia, with the patronage of the sport council of Ronda city in Málaga.  The gala will include 5 professional bouts and 1 European Muaythai Fedeeration (EMF) Title. For more information, check out    

IFMA/Peace & Sport MOU Signing

January 17th, 2011

IFMA proudly signed an MOU with Peace & Sport, an organisation fully supported by the IOC. The press conference was chaired by General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, Privy Councillor and was attended by over 1,000 people and the representatives of 100 national federations.

Muaythai & UNESCO

January 14th, 2011

This year kicked off splendidly for the Hellenic Muaythai Federation (HMF) with an agreement of cooperation with UNESCO, which is taking action in order to promote Muaythai the best possible way. HMF and UNESCO joined together for the first time last summer, when Muaythai was part of the multi-cultural week organised in Athens by UNESCO. Since then there have been many steps forward. The president of UNESCO (Greece) and Vice President of the World UNESCO, ...

WMC Mega Event in Fushan, China

January 12th, 2011

Last month saw a WMC super event in Fushan, China the birthplace of none other than the legend himself, Bruce Lee!!  The event feature the world’s best convening for a superb night of combat. 60kg: Jomthong VS Li Ten (Doha Asian games Sanda champion) WMC Champion Jomthong was in superb form stopping his opponent with a series of knees in round three. 63kg: Nong Toom VS Yujie Miao (2010 National Championship Sanda champion) Beautiful boxer Nong Toom and Yujie ...

Ringmasters Professional Muaythai Gala

January 10th, 2011

Welcome to Calgary's first International MuayThai Gala of the year! Professional MuayThai Main and Semi-Main Event with a strong undercard of amateur athletes. The Main Event features Calgary's JESSE MILES battling hot off of his participation in the prestigious King's Cup which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on the King's birthday (December 5th, 2010 including Thailand's Yodsenklai, Brazil's Cosmo, England's Watson...). Jesse intends to demonstrate why he is recognized worldwide as one of the most impressive MuayThai ...

Situla – The Night of Champions in Novo Mesto

January 10th, 2011

The 2010 finalists of the Slovenian Muaythai league have chosen based on a scoring point system. The two best in each category will square off for the league title on 5th February 2011 in Novo mesto, Slovenia. The event will be supported by the township of Novo mesto. The audience will get a chance to see 9 professional title fights and a prestige fight at the end of the event under full muaythai IFMA/WMC rules. Current league ...

Aussie 81KG Bronze Medallist at IFMA World Championships Makes Front Page News!

January 8th, 2011

Australian athlete Andrew Castle took the bronze home in the 81 KG division to the pride of his home town in the Northern Territories, so much so that they gave him front page honours in the local paper! Check out the link to the article here: Well done to all the athletes that made their home towns proud, and we look forward to seeing Andrew again on his home ground at the upcoming Arafura Games in Darwin in ...

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