Archive for April, 2021

The WMC and IFMA Youth Commission took part in GAISF/IOC organised Athletes Safeguarding Workshop.

April 30th, 2021

The Safeguarding Workshop was delivered and developed in collaboration with the IOC Sports Department and involved over 40 non-Olympic sports International Federations’ representatives joining to discuss ways to mitigate risks of abuse in a sport community.  Top topics covered were: What is abuse?Why does abuse happens?How do we understand the nature, scope and perception or risk? o            Environmental or Physical Isolation o            Situational Isolation o            Lifestyle and routine o            Culture What is missing inside the sport community to prevent abuse? With this and ...

The WMC and IFMA Family send our Deepest Condolences for the passing of Jordan boxer, Rashed Al-Swaisat

April 29th, 2021

The WMC and the International Federation of Muaythai Associations and the world muaythai community, wish to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of Rashed Al-Swaisat. His death is no doubt a great loss to the sporting family. We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow athletes who are affected so greatly by this loss. Rashed was known for his spirit, passion, respect for fair play and positive outlook on ...

Russia Makes a Big Return to the Live Events

April 28th, 2021

The Russian Muaythai Federation is showing great progress on the road back to live sport events with the organisation of a monumental muaythai event to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Kuzbass region and 20th Anniversary of the Kuzbass Muaythai Federation. The Kuzbass is a cradle of Russian muaythai producing such outstanding athletes like Artem Vakhitov, Artem Levin and Aleksei Ulianov to name a few. More than 200 athletes from 30 regions came to ...

Muaythai Visits Kosovo Olympic Committee

April 27th, 2021

The Kosovo Muaythai Federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee and the two parties enjoy a close relationship. Various meetings have taken place between former President Besim Hasani who was succeeded by Mr Ismet Karsniqi two months ago. The Kosovo muaythai president Shpejtim Ahmetaj was invited by the President to continue this close relationship to ensure the growth of muaythai in Kosovo towards the European Games 2023. President Shpejtim stated that the national federation will continue to work ...

IFMA and MAP Joint Seminar

April 26th, 2021

Thirty of the highest certified instructors of the Philippines participated in a 3-day educational workshop. The workshop was opened by the General Secretary of the Philippines Muaythai Association, Pearl Managuelod who is also an IFMA Executive Board member and an Executive Board member of the National Olympic Committee of the Philippines. Miss Managuelod outlined the importance of the cooperation between the National Federation and International Federation as well as the National Olympic Committee towards the most important asset any sport has, the athletes. IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox made a ...

Olympic Boosts for Muaythai

April 23rd, 2021

In recent weeks, all major newspapers and television stations have reported on the world development of muaythai since the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha congratulated IFMA on their achievement of getting muaythai into the European Games and the inclusion in many other games. Thailand understands that this is the elite level of sport where superstars like Yodsanklai, Superbon, Buakaw, Yodwicha and Tengnueng have all fought in the past. Since IFMA and WMC have merged it is now providing a proper pyramid ...

India Khan Grading

April 23rd, 2021

Saturday the 10th of April in the Calicut District of the Kerala State, India hosted the first official IFMA Indian khan grading. The grading was a massive success with all participants passing with flying colours. The theory part was taught first before instructor Binu Joseph led the practical training up to Khan 7. The President of UMAI Mr Prasenjit Singha stated that education is the key. In India we are trying to establish a strong base ...

Ross and Tenpow: Mad Showdown

April 22nd, 2021

Saturday the 12th June will see the return of Triumphant Promotions as they head to Miami, Florida with one of their biggest line ups to date. The promotion, now on its 11th edition has come on leaps and bounds since its inauguration just a couple of years ago and has been one of the few shows to battle through the ongoing pandemic in the face of adversity. The show will feature some of the best ...

Anti-doping during the Covid-19 pandemic

April 20th, 2021

IFMA believes in fair and clean muaythai and has strict measures to combat doping and match fixing. Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and fair play and sets serious risks to the health of the athletes. All 148 IFMA national federations are responsible for implementation and enforcement of the code. The protection of clean athletes has and always will be IFMA’s priority. IFMA follows a zero-tolerance policy and makes everyone responsible not only ...

All Together Now: Brazilian Muaythai Breaks Records

April 19th, 2021

CBMTT, the official Brazilian muaythai federation which is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of Brazil and the Brazilian Sports Ministry conducted a virtual workshop for the 22 regional federations with 1472 participants. The main speakers were directors from CBMTT including Carlos Camacho, Paulo Petinga Cafuringa and Alexandre Laguna with discussions on how CBMTT has used the pandemic and the non competition period to reorganise the entire federation and establish a much closer relationship with the federal government and the Olympic institute for the ...

IFMA Virtual Championship 2021

April 19th, 2021

What started as a way to bring competition back during the lock-down era amidst a flurry of event cancellations last year is here to stay, as we prepare for the 2nd edition of the IFMA Virtual Championships. The 2021 edition promises to be an even bigger and better event, as a follow up to the highly successful pilot event last year, with the addition of some new disciplines, aiming to give the competitive opportunity to ...

Sorgraw Ordains as a Monk

April 16th, 2021

Sorgraw Petchyindee, a three time WMC world champion and two time Lumpinee champion has ordained as a monk today in his home province of Buriram in the North East of Thailand. The ceremony which took place on Friday the 16th April at Wat Chaoeng in the Prakhon Chai District of Buriram was attended by close friends and relatives who all came to give their blessing and make merit. Most Thais from 20 upwards are expected to to ...

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