IFMA Mourns the Loss of a Diamond

Today the IFMA Family celebrates the life of Muaythai athlete, Sarayut Klinming “Panphet (Pan Diamond) Phadungchai.” Panphet passed away on July 23rd, 2022 at 8:30pm at the age of 25. He will always be remembered for his courage, skill and strength in the ring and for his love for his family by keeping them as […]

Day 1 of the 31st SEA Games: Philippines showcases Muaythai Universality

Team Philippines won the first gold medal in the muaythai competition at the 2022 SEA Games. The first competition was the Wai Kru and Mae Mai Muaythai Competition female division showcasing the unique cultural aspects of muaythai. Three teams made it to the finals: Team Thailand, Team Vietnam and Team Philippines. It was Team Philippines […]

National Team of Thailand Getting Ready for the SEA Games

The 31st SEA Games opening ceremony is less than 2 weeks away in the beautiful city of Hanoi, Vietnam. The biannual regional multi-sport event is the major sporting event in South East Asia and muaythai, under IFMA, which is fully recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia is one of the major sports. Eleven National Olympic Committees work together under the slogan for a stronger South-East Asia […]

Malaysia Boleh!

Malaysia Muaythai is looking forward to a big 2022 with many events around the globe and at home. The President of Malaysian Muaythai Dato Shahnaz Azmi held a recent press conference announcing Team Malaysia for all upcoming events. Mr. Azmi, who is also the chair of IFMA South East Asia, the IFMA Vice President of […]

SEA Games National Course in Vietnam

Muaythai (Muay) is one of the main sports in the 31st SEA Games held in Hanoi, Vietnam in May. The National Federation of Vietnam is fully recognised by their National Olympic Committee and is looking forward to hosting the leading South-East Asian countries which will see the top athletes from Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam […]

SEA Games 2021 Postponed Due to Rise in Covid-19 Cases

This year’s Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi have fallen victim to surging Covid-19 cases across the region. The SEA Games were originally due to take place from the 21st November to 2nd December 2021 in Hanoi and 11 other locations in Vietnam, but ten of the 11 member countries voted to postpone the […]

31st South East Asian Games

It is a green light for the 31st Southeast Asian Games as Vietnam gears up preparations for the biggest sporting event on this side of the world. Composed of 11 countries, the SEA Games happens every two years, with the Philippines hosting the last one in 2019. It was historic in several aspects: it had […]

Gold medals at SEA Games for nak muay!

  An exciting day in Kuala Lumpur for IFMA athletes as gold medals were awarded on the final day of SEA Games muaythai action. Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand were all involved with each country claiming gold at various weights to the delight of the international crowd.