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Arafura Games 2021 – One Year To Go!

Today we see a milestone upon us as we look towards the 2021 Games – Happy 1 Year To Go! We appreciate the current climate provides uncertainty regarding the future of events and of course international borders.  The 2021 Arafura Games Organisers are tirelessly working to ensure a fantastic next edition  of the Games in […]

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Brazilian Muaythai Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Brazilian Muaythai Federation became an official member of IFMA since 2005 and has since then and put itself on the map of the world muaythai.  Since its foundation Brazilian athletes were part of the official opening ceremonies of multiple IFMA events; world championships, Pan American Championships, SportAccord Combat Games, FISU Championships and so many […]

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Next Generation of Nak Muay

Next Generation of Nak Muay IFMA would like to send a warm congratulations to our recent mothers and fathers in Muaythai who are not only multiple world champions but have been real “Game Changers” for Muaythai. First off, we have a tri-athlete, world Muaythai champion and sports nutritionist from Costa Rica, Marcela Soto, who gave […]

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Thumbs Up for IFMA YWC

IFMA prides itself on its youth development ensuring that the athletes and the youth are at the centre of IFMA’s work. The values of Muaythai and IFMA focus on youth development and social exchange. IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation promotes the Olympic spirit of excellence, friendship and respect. The IFMA youth world championship, in […]

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk: From IFMA Champion to Global Superstar

Joanna Jędrzejczyk is an athlete that needs no introduction in the world of combat sports and is one of the best female contenders to have ever graced the ring. Representing Poland, Joanna started training muaythai at 16 years old before entering into the IFMA world championships where she experienced great success taking 5 gold medals. […]

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2020 Ad-Hoc Management Committee Online

The Covid 19 pandemic has upended all areas in life and the sport of muaythai has certainly been no exception.  Many of international and national events have been cancelled, gyms closed down, and all aspects of life and activity affected. IFMA takes care of its own and the leadership have ensured that our staff have […]

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Going Back in Time with Stan the Man

History was made in a spectacular WMC beach battle in Pattaya on the 30th of March 1996 when Australian Stan the Man in front of a record of over 80,000 spectators and over 60 million TV viewers became the first WMC super heavy weight world champion, defeating Kirkwood Walker from England and becoming the first […]

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The Anti-Doping Landscape And Athlete Perspective

IFMA prides itself on being a fully compliant World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) signatory and partner of the International Testing Agency (ITA), collaborating on initiatives to keep our sport clean and to protect our clean athletes. IFMA has a zero-tolerance policy against doping violations. The protection of the clean athlete is one of IFMA’s main missions […]