The 2012 IFMA World Championships are historic for many reasons. First of all, they are a test event for the 2013 World Combat Games, which also will be held in Saint Petersburg. So it is the perfect opportunity to test venues, hotels, transport and all other logistical considerations.

The World Combat Games include the 15 Olympic and non-Olympic martial arts. SportAccord, in conjunction with RUMA and IFMA, will host a three-day media workshop, where all the Media Directors of these 15 combat sports will come together to plan promotional strategies for the upcoming games. IFMA Media Director, Ms. Aude Corai-Lopez is looking forward to welcoming her fellow 14 combat sport sisters and brothers.