International Referee Seminar in Dubai

IFMA and the WMC, the sole recognised muaythai organisation by the International Olympic Committee organised an important referee and judge seminar in the United Arab Emirates this week. The UAE Muaythai Federation under the chairmanship of His Excellency Abdullah Al Neyadi and the sole recognised federation in UAE by the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Council organised this important […]

Caley Reece: Muaythai in Her Blood

Caley Reece, is without doubt, one of the most decorated and outstanding muaythai athletes from Australia and worldwide. Her fight record speaks for itself with 64 fights, 59 wins and 5 losses.  Caley holds multiple World titles featuring the coveted WMC (World Muaythai Council) logo. She qualified to compete at the World Combat Games winning […]

Joint Press Conference in Dubai

This weekend will see an important WMC and IFMA event in Dubai which includes athletes from over 20 countries. The highlight of the event will be 4 WMC title fights. The Secretary General who is also the Vice President of GAISF travels to this important event to be part of the official opening of the […]

Slovenian Muaythai Honoured to Carry the Olympic Flame

It was a historic moment for the Slovakian muaythai and IFMA as muaythai athletes received the coveted honour to bear the Olympic torch for the Tokyo Olympic Games.    Saso Vorkapic who is an IFMA medalist carried the torch through the municipality of Smarjeske Toplice on the journey of the Olympic flame was towards its […]

IFMA Celebrates Olympic Day with #IFMAODC2021

Today we celebrate Olympic Day around the world. A tradition which started on June 23rd 1948.   The World Olympic Day is significant as it aims to attract Every Body regardless of age, gender, abilities and social background. We all stand together in solidarity.  Olympic Day bases itself on 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover. […]

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Past, Present & Future

In my country there is a proverb (a whakataukĩ) that suggests, “If you understand where you are from and who you are then you will know where you are going.” When I think of this proverb, it is our latest collective accomplishment that comes to mind – we literally have only one month until we […]

Sport is Your Gang Colombia Provides a Second Chance Colombian Youth

Gelen Melissa Cossio is a young happy Colombian girl with a difficult story behind her. She was born in CHOCO area… one of the most biodiverse places in the world but also one of the most dangerous places to live full with guerrillas, paramilitary forces, criminal gangs, corrupted politicians and the list goes on. Additionally, […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Muaythai Development towards the World Combat Games 2023

First Female Saudi Muaythai Championships After the first all-female coaching seminar coordinated by the Chair of the IFMA Athletes Commission and former world champion Janice Lyn, Saudi held their first female national youth championships.    The event was held under the sanctioning of the National Olympic Committee. Nak Muay Ying from all Saudi regions coming […]