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Gianny De Leu Pushes for the European Title

September 28th, 2022

Gianny De Leu is only 20 years old, but is already one of the best muaythai practitioners in his respective division in Europe. He has won many titles among youth, amateurs, and elite and now he wants to take the European title from the WMC in his own city at Gent Thainight on October the 1st. The young Gentenaar Gianny De Leu will compete against the Italian Guiseppe Gesuito. In June of this year, De ...

Day 3: Semi-Finals at the Ikadim Okculuk Sports Centre

September 28th, 2022

Day 3 at the FISU University World Cup Combat Sports saw tremendous heart from the university nak muay as they competed for their spot at the top of the podium. Turkish Universities, Istanbul University, Samsun 19th May University, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University and Gaziantep University with winners Samet Kartal, Ezgi Keles and Nadiye Ozdemir from Erciyes University leading the home team. Ukrainian Universities Zaporizhzhya National University and National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine fought their ...

Hilal Brings Honor to Muaythai

September 23rd, 2022

IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach, visited the Olympic Headquarters in Ramallah, Palestine to continue to promote cultural understanding and peace through the Olympic Values.The outstanding Palestine Athlete, Ahmad Hilal, was invited to meet and be presented with a special token and honor from the IOC President Thomas Bach. Certainly, muaythai is one of the most popular sports in Palestine and President Bach congratulated Ahmad for all his achievements and told him that muaythai is a ...

Young North-East Martial Artist Named World Champ

September 21st, 2022

The article is taken from the Northern Echo by Peter Barron A NORTH-EAST schoolboy has emerged from an international martial arts competition as a world champion. Jordan Murphy, from Darlington, took gold for Team GB at the International Federation of Muaythai Associations Youth World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia. The 13-year-old fighter, who attends Hummersknott Academy, said: “I’ve been Thai boxing since I was four years old, and I spent months training for this competition, so it ...

A Real Legacy Left Behind in Barnsley

September 19th, 2022

The city of Barnsley hosted Legacy Promotions on Saturday for a night of muaythai action in the United Kingdom sanctioned by the UKMF in cooperation with IFMA and the WMC. The undercard saw muaythai at its best, showcasing the English talent. Promoter Hamdi Karim put together this world-class event with the best of the best which was not about making sure the home team wins but rather giving the home team the best opportunities and the ...

Supplements and Informed Decision-Making ITA September Webinar

September 19th, 2022

The next ITA webinar is coming up for this month!We invite all athletes and their support personnel to join the first of two webinars designed to support informed decision-making around supplement use.Joining ITA for part one are Carina Horn, international track and field athlete from South Africa who tested positive for a prohibited substance from supplement use, and nutrition expert Lillian Morton who has worked with multiple elite athletes across different sports. They will share their ...

Muaythai Australia is Gearing Up for Australia’s Biggest Event of the Year

September 19th, 2022

Muaythai Australia, the sole governing Muaythai federation in Australia recognized by IFMA, who is the sole governing body for Muaythai recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is getting ready for Australia’s biggest Muaythai event of the year, the 2022 MTA Nationals. The event is open to Juniors from 10 -17 years and Adults from 18 – 40 years.  The 2-day event will take place in beautiful Palm Beach, Queensland Australia where juniors and elite will compete ...

Leaving a Legacy

September 16th, 2022

The Barnsley Metrodome will be the venue for another outstanding Legacy Promotions in cooperation with IFMA, WMC, and UKMF, presenting a Thailand vs England Showdown.The main fight will be England's respected Sam Turner who is trained by one of England's all-time greats and former WMC champion Lee Chesters versus the South Thailand Champion and IFMA gold medalist, Jack Iyarakhom.Sam Turner stated that this will be his hardest competition so far competing against not only a Thai champion but an ...

The Governor of the Sports Authority Greets IFMA

September 15th, 2022

The Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand made a special appearance to visit and support the IFMA athletes. Governor Doctor Gongsak Yodmani took the opportunity to go behind the scenes to greet the IFMA athletes from around the world and took time out to discuss and listen to their hopes and dreams. The Governor was especially impressed with the efforts IFMA has been working on in regard to athletes and refugees from Afghanistan and Syria and also ensuring that Ukraine can participate. ...

Muay Thai For Life lands groundbreaking broadcast deal with major streaming service DAZN

September 13th, 2022

Muay Thai For Life promoter Patrick Thomsen. Photo: Frontkick Article by Tobias Lindkvist Swedish fight organization Muay Thai For Life will be the first-ever Muay Thai promotion to be broadcasted on DAZN, one of the leaders in global sports media. Saturday’s highly anticipated MTFL 3.0 event will be historic as it airs live on the major platform. DAZN broadcasts the biggest boxing bouts in the world with fighters like Canelo Alvarez, Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua and Katie Taylor. ...

The IFMA Mourns the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 9th, 2022

It is with profound sorrow that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II which is a huge loss to sport and to all society. Her Majesty will be remembered as an extraordinary woman who led a remarkable life displaying incredible leadership, touching the lives of so many through her care and unwavering commitment to her duty to all people.  The IFMA Family joins the people of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and all those around the ...

Joint Press Conference: 30 Years Thailand & Kazakhstan Relationship

September 9th, 2022

An important press conference took place at the Sport Authority of Thailand organized by the National Sports Development Fund to celebrate the 20-year diplomatic relationship between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of Kazakhstan. Muaythai is more than a combat sport. It promotes cultural understanding and cooperation and this is what is at the front of sport. The National Sports Development Fund Manager of Thailand, Khun Supranee Guptasa, welcomed all the participants to this historical event stating ...

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