Muaythai Opening Ceremony in Hanoi

Muaythai or “Muay” is one of the most spectacular in established sports in the SEA Games. Muaythai is included in many multi-sport games including The World Games, World Combat Games, European Olympic Games, FISU, Arafura and the list goes on. The SEA Games, however, has a special place in the IFMA Family as it was […]

Muaythai Ready for the 31st SEA Games

Muaythai teams from around South East Asia arrived in Hanoi this past weekend for the 31st edition of the SEA Games. Dato Shahnaz Azmi, Chair of the South East Asian Muaythai Federation under IFMA stated, “This will be another proud moment for the athletes to represent their National Olympic Committees, their countries and themselves.” He […]

31st SEA Games Electrifying Opening Ceremony

The 31st SEA Games opened in Hanoi at the National Stadium with a spectacular display of culture, lights and music. The stadium was filled to capacity with 40,000 spectators experiencing a beautiful opening with standing ovations. 4,900 athletes will participate in this important regional sporting event from 11 participating nations and all of them proudly marching into the stadium waving their national flags […]

Bùi Yến Ly: Thank you IFMA

Bui Yen Ly needs no introduction to the world of muaythai. She is an IFMA World Champion, Asian Champion and she is looking forward to proudly represent her country, Vietnam, for the upcoming 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam and The World Games in Birmingham, USA. “The 17th of May will be a proud moment for […]

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 […]

IFMA part of a National Martial Arts Festival to promote the SEA Games

The National Muaythai Federation of Vietnam made a beautiful performance demonstrating values of honor, respect, fair play, excellence and especially highlighting the value of tradition in Muaythai. Vietnam, the host of the 2022 SEA Games, brought home 3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at the 2021 IFMA World championships combat, Wai Kru and Mae Mai Muaythai […]

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 […]