IFMA prides itself on its youth development ensuring that the athletes and the youth are at the centre of IFMA’s work. The values of Muaythai and IFMA focus on youth development and social exchange. IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation promotes the Olympic spirit of excellence, friendship and respect. The IFMA youth world championship, in […]
Up to 300 very young muaythai athletes have taken part this year in Youth Development Leagues across America as part of a grassroots drive to improve standards. The League is promoted by the United States Muaythai Federation, which recently submitted an application to the National Olympic Committee of America for recognition.
The Youth World Championships 2018 attracted young muaythai athletes from around the world who showed amazing skills in the ring, became stars of the gala night, tried the seats at the United Nations headquarters in Asia and made friendships sure to last for years to come.
From one group of young sportspeople to another – the Thai football team known as the Wild Boars who survived their ordeal in a deep cave were included in the celebration of sport at the Youth Forum during the muaythai Youth World Championships. The GAISF Spirit of Sport award was presented during the Forum.
Bangkok has just hosted a week-long celebration of youth muaythai, and the international diplomatic community came out in force to support the young athletes.
There were almost 700 young athletes from 82 countries gathered in Bangkok this week, all showing great muaythai skill and talent. And among them were a few who really stood out either for their ring skills or their exemplary behaviour during the tournament. IFMA honoured these young athletes and some officials at a moving ceremony […]
After the successful 2018 SportAccord Convention in Bangkok, the city once again took centre stage to host the United Through Youth World Forum – Bangkok also being the birthplace of the United Through Sports initiative.
Everyone has seen the famous Ong Bak movie, which made Muay Boran world-famous and showed the effectiveness of the unarmed combat from the old battlefieds of Siam.This week the young athletes took these ancient maneuvers and made them their own.