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HERStory: Muaythai Gender Equality in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran was the first national federation to challenge the IFMA uniform rules for women over a decade ago. This challenge was followed quickly by a call to meet to discuss how to drive gender equality for female athletes in Iran. The Iranian Muaythai Federation took action and invited the IFMA Female Commission to Tehran to […]

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#IFMAHerStory: Angela Mamic on Believing in Yourself

I was 21 when I tried Muaythai for the first time and in the beginning it was just a way to stay in shape. I really enjoyed it, so I kept coming to more and more training sessions and one day the trainer asked me if I wanted to compete. At this point in time […]

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Caley Reece: Muaythai in Her Blood

Caley Reece, is without doubt, one of the most decorated and outstanding muaythai athletes from Australia and worldwide. Her fight record speaks for itself with 64 fights, 59 wins and 5 losses.  Caley holds multiple World titles featuring the coveted WMC (World Muaythai Council) logo. She qualified to compete at the World Combat Games winning […]

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Muay Ying took Thailand by Storm

Muay Ying took Thailand by Storm And the first all-female Muaythai promotions and TV programmes began… To understand why an all-female fight card or a TV programme featuring female muaythai athletes is significant you must first understand this: In Thailand, where Muaythai originated, there was and in places still is a patriarchal hierarchical order that […]

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Valentina Shevchenko, Martial Art Superstar

In the world of muaythai and UFC, Valentina Shevchenko is a superstar, a legend and one of the highest ranked and paid UFC superstars. Valentina comes from a family of fighting traditions. Her mother, Elena, is a multiple muaythai champion and the 2020 IFMA Muaythai Virtual World Champion. Elena has again, showed her skill on […]

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Female Muaythai Salutes Rangsit Stadium

Rangsit Stadium has a proud history. Established in 1962, its purpose was to promote muaythai around the Pathumthani Province. In 1980, Mr. Amuay Kesbumrung, who is a member of the Executives of the Amateur Associations of Thailand and board member of the World Muaythai Council and Committee Member of IFMA, started to build his own […]

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Amy Birch, One of the True Female Pioneers of Muaythai

Muaythai is and has been my life. Coming from a small country town it is definitely something I would never have anticipated to be my childhood dream. However, from the moment I started to engage in muaythai, the physical and cultural aspects, it has shaped many years of my life. After moving to a bigger […]