MAP Stamps the Virtual Grid with Muaythai Virtual Competition in Celebration of the Philippines Sports Commission Women’s Martial Arts Festival

The Philippines Olympic Committee, the Philippines Sports Commission and the National Muaythai Association of the Philippines promoted the first ever Female Martial Arts Festival. Over 300 participants have already signed up for this important event in which the winners will join their male counterparts to build the Philippines national team participating in the upcoming IFMA […]

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Thriving Amidst Adversity

The world as we knew it changed drastically when CoVid-19 became a pandemic. Global lockdowns were imposed, and the sporting community was greatly affected as one event was canceled after the other.  In the Philippines, a nationwide lockdown was announced in mid-March, and national team athletes were sent home. Everything was closed, and the national […]


IF you saw Pearl Managuelod in a room full of outstanding women leaders and were asked to guess her occupation, the last thing you’d pick would be a muaythai official. But that’s alright, because you’d also probably never guess she is a real-life General’s Daughter and mother of two teenage boys. Managuelod is a cut above […]

UNESCO working with Muaythai in The Philippines for youth and sport!

The Philippines saw two IOC recognized sports, muaythai and basketball come together with support from UNESCO to build a sport space for urban children lacking opportunities for exercise. Basketball and muaythai enjoy a close cooperation from the top level and it is notable to see that the President of SportAccord represents basketball and Vice President […]