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30 Years Thailand/Kazakhstan a Big Success

September 20th, 2022

IFMA believes in the significant power of muaythai for cultural understanding and the promotion of peace and that sport and diplomacy complement each other. The pandemic more than ever has united the muaythai and IFMA family sending out a message and a united stand of solidarity and resilience. Kazakhstan was one of the founding members of IFMA in 1992 and the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of Kazakhstan have enjoyed 30 years of diplomatic relationships. This is why a special event was organised in Almaty in cooperation ...

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 ...

Honour Premier League

September 16th, 2022

Honour Premier League will grace the Alexandra Hills hotel on Saturday the 24th of September with an evening of elite-level muaythai bouts. The event will feature some of Australia's finest fighters who will meet in a bid to establish bragging rights within their respective weight divisions. The event had originally planned to host a WMC Oceania title between James Honey from Strike Force Gym and Tony Jaggard from Art of Combat Gym but James Honey, unfortunately, ...

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. ...

Royal Thai Consulate Cup Delivers on all Levels

September 12th, 2022

Saturday was a day to remember as Siam 2 Sydney hosted the Royal Thai Consulate Cup event in Sydney, Australia with a cracking turnout. Over 70 fighters competed in the elimination tournament which saw new Nak Muays take part from across the country. The event was put together to celebrate 70 years of Thai/Australian relations and also served as a talent scout for new fighters. Attending the event and representing the Thai Consulate was Deputy Consul-General Khun ...

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 ...

Siam 2 Sydney: Royal Thai Consulate General Cup

September 8th, 2022

Siam 2 Sydney is back for another event of pure muaythai action on the 10th of September providing Sydneysiders with another amazing line-up. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC now enters its 22nd edition with a special Elimination Tournament to honour 70 years of Australian/Thai diplomatic relations so what better way to celebrate than with the national sport of Thailand. The event has been organised in partnership with the Royal Thai Embassy and as ...

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