IFMA and UAE working together to provide referee training in the Arab region

A key workshop for the development of muaythai in the Arab region took place when referees from eight countries attended training with senior IFMA referees in Abu Dhabi. Referees are the third person in the ring and their understanding of fair play, clean sport and the rules of muaythai are crucial to a successful event.

The Pride of Persia – Farinaz Lari

Farinaz Lari needs no introduction in the world of Muaythai, she is a sporting legend in her birth country the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Canada where she is working in the sporting industry. Farinaz is known for her truly outstanding sportsmanship, her outgoing and pleasant personality, but in the ring, she is feared for […]

Sue Glassey, IFMA Female Comission Chair on the rise of women in Muaythai

Sue Glassey, IFMA Vice President and former world champion shared how the world of sport has changed for women in recent years and what has been achieved by IFMA’s Female Commission of which she is Chairperson. Thailand is only 50 days out from the opening of the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup. With around 100 […]

IFMA Female Commission and UN Women Joint Meeting.

Representatives from the IFMA Female commission, met together with the representative of UN Women Anna-Karin Jatfors for the IFMA Female Commission meeting. Members from Finland, Sweden, Mexico and New Zealand were amongst some of the countries that gathered together with Mrs. Jatfors.

UN Women and Muaythai sign agreement

UN Women, the WMC and IFMA have joined forces in a new partnership that will work with young people around the world to promote gender equality, challenge harmful ideas of masculinities and to end violence against women.