Spanish Muaythai joins UNiTE Campaign

Spanish Muaythai Association is one of the most active federations in Europe. This also means being actively involved in IFMA’s social campaigns especially with UNite campaign to end violence against women and girls. All Spanish female athletes join forces into IFMA’s Female Empowerment through Muaythai campaign which is an initiative of UN Women and IFMA. Spanish Muaythai Association General Secretary, Gustavo Luna, stated that violence against young girls and boys is a global problem in which a united effort through the power of sport can truly make a difference. IFMA only can applauds th...
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Chommanee Defends the UN Trophy

IFMA campaign to end violence against women and girls has truly gained momentum around the world and Thailand's female superstar Chommanee, who lost her world title in August in IFMA world championship was defending her trophy again in the Super 4 female. The arena was packed with over 30 million viewers on TV and the girls received a standing ovation when entering the ring. It wasChommanee taking on Gia Winberg, from Finland in the first semi-final fight. A fantastic display which again showed that female Muaythai is as popular as male Muaythai. Both girls showing why they are the best in the...
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IFMA-FISU Meeting

IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan travelled to Lausanne to discuss future FISU Muaythai events – the possibility of holding another FISU patronised Muaythai University World Cup in 2017 and plans for the 1st Muaythai University World Championships in 2018. Charissa met with the CEO of FISU Mr Eric Saintrond and World University Championships Director Paulo Ferreira. IFMA was congratulated by the FISU team on all the work that has been done thus far, especially for the comprehensive 2018 WUC bid presentation. IFMA is a proud member of the FISU Family and will continue working to combine ...
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UN Women: International sport federations commit to combat violence against women and girls

Twenty three sport federations from around the world committed to promote gender equality and train coaches and athletes to prevent violence against women and girls. A joint pledge was signed by the sports groups' representatives and presented to UN Women during the Muaythai Royal World Cup 2015 held in Bangkok in August. The signing ceremony was witnessed by over 400 delegates and sports representatives from around the world. The event was attended by UN Women Asia Pacific deputy regional director, Anna-Karin Jatfors, Stephan Fox, president of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Memb...
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Do Good, Feel Good

Giving back and using the power of sport to do something larger than you and to create a positive impact to society is an important element in Muaythai.     Muaythai is involved in many charity projects: Muaythai Against Drugs is going from strong to stronger after 17 years, Sport Is Your Gang which is winner of the Spirit of Sport award is now established in over 50 countries while the involvement with UN Women has gone far beyond muaythai as last month 23 recognised AIMS member federation signed the pledge. But it’s the small events which contribute direct to the local communi...
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IFMA Award Winners Received a Hero Welcome

IFMA Awards Gala Night was a night of glamour in which 130 national federations have eagerly been waiting to witness would be the winner for the respective 13 award categories. Ukraine, one of the IFMA founding members and host of 2 European championship and one of the top 5 most successful Muaythai nations in the world has received 2 awards including Best Coach,  Pavel Yevtushenko, and to show the gender equality and the importance of fair play the best technical official 2014-15 went to Natalie Kogan. The IFMA executive board is filled with personalities from around the world. One of them is...
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Muaythai Debuts in the Russian Beach Games with Huge Success

Sochi, the city which just hosted the unforgettable Olympic Winter Games and also has beautiful beaches to be the host city of the Russian Beach Games. With the first World Beach Games in planning, Muaythai is one of the most popular sports in Asian Beach Games which is held under the umbrella of the Olympic Council of Asia. Muaythai in Russia is fully recognized by the National Olympic Committee and highest Sport Authorities via Russian Muaythai Federations, IFMA’s member. Russia was also the host for the 2012 IFMA World Championships and 2013 Russia, was the host for the World Combat Game...
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IFMA Awards was a Night of Glamour

Over 2000 VIP’s, delegates and most important athletes filled the convention hall and ball room of the Ambassador hotel for one of the long anticipated IFMA Award Night. The foyer where everyone met for one hour pre-awards cocktail was filled with fun. The Embassy of Brazil with Rio de Janeiro being the host of 2016 Olympics together with the Royal Government and IFMA hosted a cocktail reception for 42 Embassies and Consulates which have the honour of their presence which at the same time shows the support for their national teams. When the door opened and all participants walked the ...
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IFMA at Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly

IFMA and Muaythai is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia 1998 and is part of many games under the umbrella of the OCA. Muaythai already has been the demonstration sport in the Asian Games, included in Asian Beach Games and Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games. The beautiful city of Ashgabat in the heart of Turkmenistan was the city for the 34th Annual General Meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia and IFMA was invited by the Olympic Committee of Asia for the conference. IFMA and its continental federation FAMA, will continue to work close with OCA and all their affiliated national committe...
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IFMA Entourage, an Effort for the Athletes

Muaythai has developed with incredible pace during last years and many IFMA champions who have witnessed this development through their athletic career continue to write out IFMA’s history in their new roles: as coaches, referees, officials, sports journalists, managers and many others. Many athletes and champions make outstanding contributions towards the development of the sport for women, media exposure, athletic performance, and work with kids; establishing an entourage for IFMA athletes, ensuring that present champions and budding athletes have all the conditions for developing their b...
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