Day 6 – the making of Champions!

The final day of fights was a fitting end to a week of intense competition with so many close results bringing the crowd surging to their feet! The closing ceremony was held in conjunction with the City of Bangkok, the Ministry for Tourism and Sport, the Department of Physical Education and the Amateur Muaythai Association […]

Day 5: UNESCO, gold medals, and dancing!

Today we went from the excitement of gold medal fights to the elegance of the Wai Khru with our first ever contest for this important part of our sport. And the day began with an inspiring meeting with UNESCO Bangkok and the signing of a partnerships agreement on youth and education.

Day 4: School visits, the haka and friendship …

Today many of the children took a few hours off to visit local schools and swap gifts and songs. Some really moving moments took place, crossing the language barriers with ease. Athletes from the five continents travelled to schools around the city bringing cultural gifts.

Muaythai Athletes ring in the Youth World Championships

  The IFMA Youth World Championships 2016 opened with a colourful ceremony under the united message of, “One World, One Muaythai” advocating a message of respecting each other regardless of differences. 62 countries with proud athletes marched into a standing ovation and rousing applause from the stadium, chaired by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, […]