Muaythai gets in the US Army

This year the special Hanuman Guardian exercise at Fort Erawan in Lopburi between the Royal Thai Army and the US Army had a special attraction as muaythai was included in the training programme. Who would be a better Khru than the multiple WMC world champion and IFMA ambassador Buakaw Banchamek who took the top soldiers of this […]

Buakaw Receives Thai Government Recognition

Buakaw needs no introduction in the world of sport, especially in muaythai as a multiple-time WMC/IFMA world champion and IFMA’s UN Women ambassador. Buakaw has competed under the WMC and IFMA around the world and has been given special recognition by the Thai government, making him a national artist of the Kingdom of Thailand. A […]

Olympic Boosts for Muaythai

In recent weeks, all major newspapers and television stations have reported on the world development of muaythai since the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha congratulated IFMA on their achievement of getting muaythai into the European Games and the inclusion in many other games. Thailand understands that this is the elite level of sport where superstars like Yodsanklai, Superbon, Buakaw, Yodwicha […]

Buakaw Teaches Thai Special Forces

Thai Superstar Buakaw lent a hand to Thai Special forces this week as he went to teach hand to hand combat to soldiers outside their elite army barracks. Buakaw, a 3 time WMC world champion who holds the rank of Lieutenant in the Thai army took the soldiers through essential attack and defence techniques vital […]

IFMA Newsletter
IFMA Signs MoU With Brite Panther

An important meeting took place between the leadership of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) represented by its President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan and Secretary General Mr. Stephan Fox, the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand represented by Mr. Kajorn Prowsri and Brite Panther Co., Ltd., represented by President Mr. Vit Suthithavil. IFMA renewed its MoU […]

Buakaw vs Li Yong Set for June 6 in China

Former IFMA World Champion and multiple WMC Champion Buakaw Banchamek, will be back in action in the beginning of next month against China’s Yi-Long, also known as the Shaolin Monk in a highly anticipated matchup that promises to electrify the audience. Yi Long is an experienced fighter who has already faced other Muaythai superstars from […]