Archive for April, 2011

One Europe One Muaythai

April 30th, 2011

The beautiful city of Antalya was the host of the 2011 EMF/IFMA European Championships. Over 400 athletes, officials, representing 28 qualified countries took part in the historical event organised by the Turkish Muaythai Federation in cooperation with the Turkish Government and the City of Antalya. The opening ceremony was a cultural festival supervised by the City of Antalya with the Turkish National Ensemble, a fireworks display and a summary of 1000 years of proud Turkish History. The ...

Muaythai History Made in Iran

April 29th, 2011

The Open Asia Championship President’s Cup recently held on the beautiful island of Kish in Iran can only be described as a resounding success with a total of 28 countries participating. The event was organised and hosted by the Iranian Muaythai Association and with the full support and assistance of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran had. The event was hosted by the Iranian Muaythai Association under the umbrella of the Federation of ...

World Championship 2011 Press Conference

April 27th, 2011

The General Secretary of IFMA, Stephan Fox, travelled to Uzbekistan to make a final inspection of the venue, hotel and other relevant areas for the upcoming World Championships to be held in the beautiful city of Tashkent from the 20th to the 27th September 2011. The World Championship is being organised by the Uzbekistan Amateur and Professional Muaythai Federation, the Government of Uzbekistan and the Centre of Development of Oriental Combat Sports and Martial Arts. A ...

SportAccord Presidential Election, April 2011

April 25th, 2011

After a unanimous vote on the 8th April 2011 the incumbent, Hein Verbruugen, was re-elected as the President of SportAccord during the SportAccord General Assembly. President Verbruugen has had a long history with both SportAccord and other international sporting bodies. From 1991 until 2005 he presided over the Union Cycliste Internationale before stepping down as President and taking on the task of the Vice Presidency. The President has been a member of the International Olympic Committee ...

St. Petersburg: Venue for the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013

April 25th, 2011

St. Petersburg was announced as the host city of the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games during the 2011 SportAccord Convention held in April in London. SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen and Mikhail Ossievski, First Deputy Governor of St. Petersburg, exchanged the Host City contract during the SportAccord General Assembly on the 8th April 2011 at the annual Convention. This follows the SportAccord Technical meeting in St. Petersburg which was for the 2013 SportAccord Combat Games. One of ...

Final Count Down to the European Championship 2011, Antalya 23rd -29th April

April 20th, 2011

In just 3 days, one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations Antalya, Turkey will host the IFMA 2011 European Championships. Over thirty countries and 300 participants will come together for this one week event organised by the Turkish Muaythai Federation with the full support of the Turkish Sports Ministry, National Olympic Committee and European Muaythai Federation under the umbrella of IFMA.

Brazilian National Muaythai Championships

April 19th, 2011

April 30th to May 1st will see the Brazilian National Muaythai Championships organised by the CBMTT in the city of Camaquã in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. More than 300 athletes from 21 member associations will be vying for the CBMTT championship title. The event will serve as a qualification round to select athletes who will represent Brazil at the next IFMA World Championships in September 2011 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We wish all the athletes, ...

IFMA @ SportAccord Convention London – A Striking Success!!

April 18th, 2011

IFMA’s presence at this year’s SportAccord Convention proved to be the most successful yet. This year’s edition of the SportAccord Convention was one of the most important to date, as it was held in London just one year before the 2012 London Olympic Games. That’s why the IFMA international office worked tirelessly to ensure that the bar was raised yet again this year, to create and design the biggest and most attractive booth since ...


April 12th, 2011

Good Morning London – A Smash!!

April 8th, 2011

Following the success of the Good Morning Dubai Muaythai boxercise session at last year’s SportAccord Convention, the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) decided to give this year’s delegates yet another dose of Muaythai fun. Delegates got up bright and early and again came in all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Attendees ranged from IF representatives to bidding cities to SportAccord staff members and all enjoyed the Muaythai training led by IFMA General Secretary and former ...

Muaythai Fever in Malaysia – Muaythai Fit Warrior Competition

April 8th, 2011

Fighters from the 3 Zones of Malaysia (Central, East Coast & West Coast) competed for the Muaythai Fit Warrior competition. On the 7th and 8th May, the event will move to the East Malaysia Zone at Sarawak for the next round of selections there before heading over to Putrajaya on Malaysia's national Youth Day at the end of May. Champions and runners up will battle in front of a massive crowd of 1 million youths. ...

IFMA Newsletter – April 2011

April 2nd, 2011


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