Archive for June, 2020

Muaythai Stands United Against Racism

June 11th, 2020

IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation since its establishment in 1992, stands united against racism and discrimination, it is deeply rooted in the IFMA philosophy and integrated into the preamble of the IFMA constitution. Respect is one of the five pillars of muaythai and from the moment you enter the IFMA family, there is a zero-tolerance policy for racial discrimination and harassment. Our athletes stand united and are the role models for the youth. Every stakeholder ...

Condolences for the loss of Don Porter, WBSC President

June 10th, 2020

With sadness we have heard the news on the passing of Don Porter. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his wife Jean and the Porter family. We all know Don was a man of sport, serving as the president of the International Softball Federation for 26 years and his vision and his dedication Softball becoming an Olympic sport for the first time in 1996. He played an instrumental part in the merger of ...

Clifton Brown: Pride of Canada

June 9th, 2020

Clifton Brown is a name in muaythai that needs no introduction as a highly successful fighter, coach and promoter. Representing Canada, Clifton is a 3 time WMC World Champion and Intercontinental Champion and holds many big wins over notable opponents including Thai legend Kaoklai Kaennorsing. On the amateur side of muaythai, Clifton is a two-time national champion and in 2017 was nominated as head coach of the national team in Canada to help train athletes to ...

IFMA Honourary President and Former WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro

June 8th, 2020

General Chetta Thanajaro is one of the most respected army and sporting figures in Thailand. He has devoted his life to the kingdom and to sport. He was the former commander-in-chief in the army and later Defence Minister of Thailand and until today has devoted his life to the protection of the country as his duty. Under General Chetta's presidency of the Thai Boxing Association of Thailand, Somrack Kamsing made history by winning the first ever ...

The WMC and IFMA Stands for Non-Discrimination and Gender Equality

June 5th, 2020

Today, the WMC and IFMA would like to address reports of a meeting in Thailand of the Subcommittee for the Development and Promotion of Boxing discussing the issuance of a regulation to make elbow protection mandatory for women. We have come a long way in terms of gender equality since the early promotion of women’s muaythai in 1995 which opened up Muay Ying competitions at Rangsit Stadium unde the World Muaythai Council. Since then inclusion of ...

Gina Carano: Mandalorian Muaythai

June 4th, 2020

Nowadays Gina Carano is becoming a household name as one of the number 1 superstars in Hollywood featuring in blockbuster movies such as Deadpool and Fast and Furious and now in the popular Star Wars TV show the Mandalorian as Cara Dune. In the martial arts world Gina is an acclaimed muaythai and MMA fighter where she has faced some of the top contenders in both respective sports. Originally from Dallas, Texas Gina comes from ...

Muaythai Gyms in Thailand Reopen Today

June 1st, 2020

Celebrations are definitely in order for muaythai practitioners in Thailand as the government have announced that muaythai camps and gyms can open from today onwards. For many people who consider muaythai to be their way of life, the closing of the gyms at the beginning of March came as a real blow. The Thai government has stated that gyms that reopen must follow strict regulations including temperature tests, proper checking in and out of customers with rigorous ...

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