The International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a remarkable individual and a true icon in the world of Muaythai, Maj. Gen. Charouck Arrirachakaran. With heavy hearts, we remember and honor the legacy of a visionary leader, a dedicated advocate, and a beloved friend who has left an indelible mark on the global Muaythai community.

Maj. Gen. Charouck’s contributions to sport were boundless and inspiring. Maj. Gen. Charouck held significant roles in the world of sports, including Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia, former Secretary General and Vice President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, and President of the International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF). As a visionary leader, he tirelessly worked to elevate Sepaktakraw to unprecedented heights, promoting its values of respect, tradition, and camaraderie across the world. With an unwavering commitment, he steered ISTAF towards excellence, transforming it into a platform for fostering international understanding through sport.

A true advocate for unity and equality, Maj. Gen. Charouck championed gender equality in sport and spearheaded initiatives to ensure equal opportunities for male and female athletes. His passion and dedication to this cause were evident in his tireless efforts to promote inclusivity, enabling athletes from all walks of life to excel and showcase their talents on the global stage.

Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of IFMA, expressed his heartfelt condolences, saying, “Maj. Gen. Charouck’s unwavering commitment to sport and his extraordinary leadership have left an indelible impact on the world of sport and the lives of countless individuals. His legacy will continue to inspire us as we work to uphold the values he held dear. We have lost a visionary leader, but his spirit will forever guide us in our pursuit of excellence and unity.”

Maj. Gen. Charouck Arrirachakaran’s legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched, the athletes he inspired, and the global sports community he nurtured. His dedication to promoting respect, unity, and friendship through sport will remain a beacon of light for generations to come.

The IFMA family extends its deepest condolences to Maj. Gen. Charouck’s family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate the incredible journey he embarked upon and the lasting legacy he leaves behind.

In honor of his memory, let us continue to uphold the values of Muaythai that Maj. Gen. Charouck so passionately championed – values of respect, integrity, and unity.

Rest in peace, Maj. Gen. Charouck Arrirachakaran. Your legacy will forever shine brightly in the heart of the Muaythai world.