Archive for June, 2021

Muay Ying took Thailand by Storm

June 17th, 2021

And the first all-female Muaythai promotions and TV programmes began... To understand why an all-female fight card or a TV programme featuring female muaythai athletes is significant you must first understand this: In Thailand, where Muaythai originated, there was and in places still is a patriarchal hierarchical order that developed over centuries out of the deep seated beliefs that women are inferior to men.  Over the years, superstition developed around Muaythai and the presence of women in ...

Talafous vs Carapina: European Title Bout

June 16th, 2021

The Muaythai Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina have put together a muaythai gala to be held on Saturday September the 18th, sanctioned by the WMC in the beautiful city of Mostar. The card is packed solid with international fighters from countries in the surrounding region who will face off against Bosnian homegrown talent. Alongside the packed undercard the main event of the evening will see local hero Marin Carapina from Bosnia and Herzegovina take on Josef ...

Muaythai Takes Over Miami

June 15th, 2021

Miami, Florida came alive as Triumphant Combat Sports under the sanctioning of the United States Muaythai Federation put on an event of superlative proportions with three WMC titles on the line. The James Knight Centre was packed to the bursting point and the atmosphere could only be described as electrifying. Geoff Quares the promoter of the event stated that he is a proud member of USMF, IFMA and the WMC and the events ...

“Yut, Chock, Yut, Yaek, Ying!” IFMA’s HERStory about Female Referees

June 14th, 2021

Women’s participation in muaythai 40 years ago was very much unthinkable especially in the motherland of Thailand. In the early 90’s, IFMA and the WMC stood up for gender equality, breaking the history marked by division and discrimination and started a journey with major accomplishments for all stakeholders in the muaythai family and important steps towards the empowerment of women, girls and gender equality.  Breaking social barriers and allowing, encouraging and promoting female muaythai athletes ...

Jones vs Padilla: Pan American Title Bout this Weekend

June 10th, 2021

Triumphant 11 is nearing with only 2 days to go in what is shaping up to be one of their best fight cards to date. The event will be held at the James Knight Center in Miami, Florida and is already creating quite a buzz in the area ahead of Saturday's bouts. Co-headlining the main event under the Kevin Ross and Asa Ten Pow WMC MAD title bout will be a WMC Pan American title bout ...

Muaythai Night Returns to Abu Dhabi with Stacked Main Card

June 9th, 2021

June the 25th is the date for the one of the most stacked cards to grace the sport of muaythai in a very long time as Muaythai Night returns to Abu Dhabi. The 6th event and season closer which is sanctioned by the WMC and organised in conjunction with the UAE Muaythai federation is looking fantastic as the team have have really pushed the boat out to get the best of the best international fighters ...

Empowering youth champions of life: Partnering with the sport sector to build youth and community resilience to violence and crime

June 8th, 2021

01 June 2021 – While preventing crime is often considered the responsibility of law enforcement, for efforts to succeed a much more comprehensive approach is required. This includes building strong partnerships with a wide diversity of sectors – including education, social, health, youth, civil society and sports – to tackle the root causes of violence and crime and promote positive youth development and wellbeing, with a focus on early prevention, and investing on young people ...

WMC trainer, Ajarn Gae, in Greece! (June 22 – July 10)

June 7th, 2021

No need to go to Thailand, Thailand is coming to you! The famous trainer of WMC (World Muaythai Council)Ajarn Gae, 4 years after the analyzed seminar of the Panhellenic Federation of Muaythai (P.M.F.), at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, is coming again in Greece, as a guest of WMC – Greece, for a series of seminars, at from 22 of June until the 10th of July, with a seminar -from the three-day seminar of ...

Hoskings vs Gabiola: State Title Bout

June 4th, 2021

On the 26th of June in Cairns, Queensland, the WMC light heavyweight State title will be contested between Paul Hosking and Joseph Gabiola. This is set to be an epic fight as both fighters have left no stone unturned ahead of this fight. Paul Hosking, fighting out of Fusion Fight and Fitness is a strong opponent who began training at the tender age of eight years old. He has been preparing for the fight with 10K ...

Saudi Muaythai Moving Forward

June 3rd, 2021

Over the last two years muaythai in Saudi Arabia has grown into a thriving federation which is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of Saudi Arabia and the Sports Ministry under the presidency of His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud. His Highness has a strong vision to build muaythai in Saudi Arabia alongside the countries vision 2030 on strong grass roots development and international engagement. His Royal Highness Prince Fahad stated that the Kingdom of ...

IFMA HERStory: Female Muaythai Salutes Rangsit Stadium

June 3rd, 2021

Rangsit Stadium has a proud history. Established in 1962, its purpose was to promote muaythai around the Pathumthani Province. In 1980, Mr. Amuay Kesbumrung, who is a member of the Executives of the Amateur Associations of Thailand and board member of the World Muaythai Council and Committee Member of IFMA, started to build his own standard stadium. In 1995, Rangsit became the official WMC Stadium and also hosted the first IFMA Prince Cup. The vision of ...

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