Opening Ceremony of the University World Cup 2015

Muaythai became a proud member of FISU in 2015 at the SportAccord Convention when IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan signed an agreement with the FISU President Mr Claude-Louis Gallien. 

This year will be another milestone for Muaythai and IFMA as Muaythai will be one of 34 stand-alone FISU World University Championship events. More than 40 countries registered for the event with geography spreading to all five continents.

FISU President, Mr Claude-Louis Gallien and IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan Signing IFMA agreement

FISU membership created a new movement in Muaythai with national federations holding university championships as a qualification for FISU events. Countries from Australia to Brazil registered for the first University World Championships with the city of Pattaya, Thailand hosting the event.
The University World Championships 2018 will be fully supported by digital platforms where spectators and fans all around the world can use FISU app to follow the latest updates and results of the competitions.
Muaythai youth are truly proud to have a separate event for students where they can walk proudly under FISU flag and for their universities, it’s a true honour to have their representatives at the Olympic patronised event.