Archive for June, 2020

The WMC Honours Miriam Nakamoto

June 30th, 2020

Miriam is a name that needs no introduction in the muaythai world and is one of the best fighters to have ever graced American soil. Also known as the Queen of Mean, Miriam had a stunning muaythai career retiring undefeated with 14 professional wins. Miriam has defeated some of the world’s best, Julie Kitchen from England, Chantal Ughi from Italy, Claire Haigh from Luxembourg, Australia’s Angie Parr, and so many more. Miriam competed out ...

IFMA Athletes Break Records

June 29th, 2020

Muaythai connects is the IFMA initiative which has been running for the last four months to ensure the IFMA athletes continue to engage in muaythai and practice a healthy lifestyle and stay positive in mind and body.  It is also important that we continue to promote cultural understanding, inclusion, non-discrimination, and peace.  Some have been breaking record numbers with Ramadan having 1.5 million views, our amazing little Russian warrior girl more than 700,000 views and Maria Valent ...

The Battle of BOM Returns

June 26th, 2020

Sunday the 28th of June will see the return of BOM The Battle of Muaythai in Tokyo, Japan with a stacked line up. Like many promotions and sporting events around the world the show has been on ice for the last 4 months due to the global Covid 19 pandemic. But Bom is back with a vengeance with two amazing headlining fights, one of which will see former-WMC champion Nadaka Eiwasports go head to ...

Nadaka Yoshinari: The Child Prodigy

June 25th, 2020

Nadaka Yoshinari is a fighter that needs no introduction in the muaythai world and dominates both the Japanese and Thai elite circuits, representing Japan at the highest level. At the age of only 19 Nadaka has made a name for himself as a WMC world champion, Rajadamnuen and Lumpinee champion. Representing the EIWA sports gym in Tokyo, Nadaka began competing in amateur bouts when he was only 9 years old and has racked up an impressive ...

Olympic Day 2020 Message from the IOC President

June 24th, 2020

Covid-19 forced the world into lockdown, all major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed including the Olympic Games 2020. The IOC “Stay Strong Stay Active Stay Healthy” campaign where close to 5,000 Olympians had engaged reached a remarkable 243000 people across the world. IFMA is proud to be recognised by the IOC and over the last three months the IFMA youth shared their stories and workouts to the IFMA family to an estimated 3 million ...

IFMA Technical Webinar

June 23rd, 2020

Over 300 Judges and officials from over 100 countries participated in this important online briefing on rules regulations and judging for the upcoming Virtual IFMA World Championships. The seminar was opened by IFMA Director Charissa Tynan thanking all delegates for participating in this challenging time. She thanked everyone who contributed to ensure that IFMA athletes can continue to shine on the world stage.  The IFMA Secretary General Stephan Fox thanked all the NFs for all their work ...

In Remembrance of Grand Master Kevin Lloyd

June 19th, 2020

With sadness we have heard the news on the passing of Grand Master Kevin Lloyd. The IFMA and WMC Family, led by President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan would like to send our deepest condolences to his wife Jess and the Lloyd family. Kevin was one of the pioneers of Muaythai in Europe and will always be remembered for the love and passion he had towards the fostering and promotion of the art and sport of muaythai and ...

Channel 7 Back to Business from June 28th

June 18th, 2020

Great news is upon the muaythai community once again as Channel 7 Stadium have revealed their return date to be Sunday the 28th of June. Originally scheduled to return on July the 12th the Executive Board voted on bringing the date forward which was well accepted by all. Promoter Deer Kiatpetch and sponsor Chun Kiatpetch have put together an amazing come back show which will see the headline fight between Wanchalong PK Saenchai and Suasat Paedminburi. ...

Honouring Jomhod Kiatadisak

June 17th, 2020

Jomhod is one of the true legends in muaythai and one of the only Thais to ever hold simultaneous titles in both the Lumpinee and Rajadamnuen stadiums.  He is also the only fighter to ever win the WMC world title in four different weight divisions and holds a record of 303 fights of which he won 276. He also won the WMC King's Cup in 1996 against Ramon Decker securing the pride for Thailand.  Jomhod also continued to teach muaythai ...

Omnoi Stadium to Reopen this Saturday

June 16th, 2020

It has been a long 3 months for many due to the Covid 19 Pandemic which resulted in restrictions enforced worldwide with Thailand being no exception. Thais saw their national sport on ice as gyms and sporting venues were forced to close amidst fear of spreading the disease. This week the muaythai community has finally been struck with some good news as the government announced that from Saturday the 20th June fights can resume with restrictions ...

Morocco Breaks Online Record

June 15th, 2020

The Moroccan Muaythai  Federation under the leadership of Abdelkarim El Hilali is one of the leading NFs in Africa fully recognised by the NOC and Sports Ministry. The Moroccan Muaythai Federation constantly develops the art and sport of muaythai and recently held a webinar to discuss education under the slogan "Not Because We Have To Practice Social Distancing Muaythai Stops". Morocco continues to be one of the leading federations and highlights why the webinar was ...

Myriame Djedidi: Road to Success

June 12th, 2020

Myriame Djedidi has become one of France's finest exports in recent years and has conquered both the amateur and professional scenes in muaythai. Hailing from Morgat in France Myriame began training at a young age and has been dubbed as the Queen of muaythai in France. On the amateur side Myriame is a frequent guest at the IFMA championships and went home with a gold model at both the 2017 and 2018 European Championships. On the professional ...

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