Fairplay is one of the 5 pillars of muaythai and the IFMA World Championship has proved again that officiating is one of the top priorities in muaythai development. Referees and Judges are selected from top level from all 5 continents to ensure safety and that accurate decision making processes are adhered to.

The technical officials receive on-going education through workshops to ensure that only the best of the best can be part of the field of play and the result was that not one protest was launched during the entire 10 day event. Due to this we must applause to all the winners earning their place in the 2017 World Games and also applause to all IFMA’s technical officials for an outstanding performance.