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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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IOC Executive Board Approves IFMA

An important meeting took place in Lausanne with the agenda point to propose full recognition for International Federations (IFs) in sports. The International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) and the sport of muaythai have been proposed for approval. IFMA has showcased to the IOC that they are in line with the Olympic Charter, have adopted the […]

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2021 International Athletes Forum Highlights:

As the biggest IAF to date got underway, nearly 2,000 athlete representatives had registered to join moderator Jeanette Kwakye, an Olympic sprinter, IOC AC Chair Kirsty Coventry, and a host of other keynote speakers in the first-ever digital edition of the Forum to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission (AC) and also […]

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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 […]

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#MuaythaiConnects Wai Kru and Shadow Box with the Youth of Slovenia

Hello from Slovenia! Slovenia proudly gained their independence in 1991 and is surrounded by water and mountains. It has both summer and winter sports. We are proud of our capital, Ljubljana where the present and the past like muaythai become one. The National Muaythai Federation of Slovenia is a proud member of IFMA under the […]

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#MuaythaiConnects2.0 Inspirational Social Message from Bangladesh

Shama Ahmed from Bangladesh greets all her sisters and brothers from all 148 IFMA member countries from the heart of South Asia. Bangladesh boarders India and Myanmar with Dhaka as the capital city with a population over 160 million people. Muaythai is very popular in Bangladesh and the athletes are looking forward to the upcoming […]

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Clash of Muaythai State Champions: A Massive Success

Sunday the 7th of March in the beautiful city of Hyderabad, India saw an evening of muaythai action entitled Clash of Muaythai State Champions. The show which is sanctioned by UMAI and supported by IFMA and the WMC was hosted by Naresh Srya Classic Promotions and featured 6 professional muaythai bouts in the Hitex Exhibition […]