The China Muaythai Championship brought together a staggering 20 regional and provincial teams delivering a riveting showcase of skill and sportsmanship. Spectators at the highly competitive event were treated to thrilling matches that ultimately decided the final rankings in each category. At the closing ceremony, attended by Mr. Zhang Lei, the Director of the Combat Department of the Wushu Sports Management Center of China’s General Administration of Sports, honored significant contributions to the championship. He commended the title sponsor, Zhuhai Hengqin Yunhao Health Technology Co., Ltd, alongside other key contributors.

Mr. Zhang Lei also lauded the tournament’s organisers, KINGKA Sports Group, applauding their ability to ensure the championship’s success amidst tight schedules and significant responsibilities. The championship held particular importance in light of China’s preparation for the upcoming 2025 World Sports Games.

In 2025, the World Games will take place in China, where muaythai will prominently feature as one of the pivotal sports. The collaboration between the Chinese Wushu General Administration of Sports, the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA), and the Federation of Asian Muaythai Associations (FAMA) has notably strengthened. This is largely due to the shared involvement in numerous multisport games, including the World Combat Games, where both sports are represented, thereby fortifying their collaborative frameworks.

Dr. Guo Yi, IFMA International Technical Official and Technical Delegate of the championship, released a statement in the aftermath of the championship’s conclusion. He stated, “Now the Chinese National team can start to prepare for the upcoming IFMA World Championships and will start full preparations in all female and male divisions, as China will send a full team.” This remark underscores the commitment of the Chinese team towards achieving excellence in the upcoming international stage.

Moreover, the “Yun Hao Cup” 2023 China Muaythai National Championship sparked the creation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Muaythai Alliance Organising Committee, which is set to stimulate exchange and development of Muaythai in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. This development is a significant stride towards expanding the reach and influence of Muaythai throughout the Greater Bay Area and beyond.