Malaysian Muaythai Association which is fully recognised by their National Sports Ministry and National Olympic Committee showed their seriousness in the IFMA education programme. 148 instructors from all Malaysian regions joined the 3-day course with a full day programme on each day.
The technical side of the course was conducted by Ajarn Pornchai, assisted by Ajarn Manop. They were also assisted by Bernard Radin the highest Khan holder in Malaysia. Although most instructors had come with up to 20 year’s experience in muaythai, everyone had to go back to their grass roots to re-educated themselves on the IFMA/WMC Khan Programme grades 1-5. Besides the practical, there were many theoretical speeches and presentations.
Dato’ Muhd. Shahnaz Azmi – President of Malaysian Muaythai Association
Khan Syllabus – Overall view
Moving forward from grass root level – School / Kids
Dr. John Mohd. Rahim – Secretary General of Malaysian Muaythai Association
Introduction on – Muaythai Sport Curricular in School
Dr. Razin Shah, Junior Doctor of University Malaya Hospital –
Injury in Sport – How to prevent and tackle any mishap
Mr. Rashid Mean – Assistant Director, Co-Curriculum of Ministry of Education
How to start a Muaythai Club in Schools under Ministry of Education
Tips and etiquette
Mr. Master V. Sivalingam of National Sport Institute of Malaysia –
The proper way to stretch, warming up and warming down before beginning workouts or athletic activities.
Cover – basic, intermediate and advance level of stretching.
Mr. R. Vivekanandan K. Ramayah, Head of Sport Science Education and Couching Course – National Sport Council of Malaysia
Instructor and coaching fundamental
Introduction of National Couching Certification Scheme
Stephan Fox – WMC Vice President, IFMA General Secretary
WMC/IFMA requirments of National Instructors
National & International Development of muaythai towards world recognition
A special thank you must go to Dato’ Muhd. Shahnaz Azmi for his vision to build muaythai from the grass roots and after the successful Challenger series held in Malaysia, muaythai is truly one of the most popular sports and martial arts in Malaysia.