It is every athletes’ dream to participate in the IFMA World Championships. In the run up to The World Games 2021 the IFMA championships also will act as a qualifier for the pinnacle event – The World Games. The next edition of this multi-sport games will be held in Birmingham Alabama.
Team USA Muaythai is proud that the event will be held in their home turf. And the conquest has begun.
History was made on the first day at the IFMA World Championships where the elite athletes from 78 countries come together to compete for glory.
Thailand’s team was hailed as an All-Star team – as muaythai has become an international sport and Thailand is battling for their top spot so the pressure is on. The national team of Thailand is made up of some of the biggest names in muaythai.
On the opening day Asa Tenpow from the USA was matched with one of the most decorated athletes from Thailand and Asa set the house on fire with a world-class performance, sending the Thai superstar packing.
This made headlines around the world, especially in Thailand. And showcased not only that muaythai is truly international, but the seriousness from the United States Muaythai Federation to be ready for Birmingham – and to compete against the best of the best and flying the American flag high. In total three out of four athletes moved onto the next round yesterday, with more in the ring today.
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Muaythai is built on the 5 important pillars of honour, tradition, respect, excellence and fair play. Every stakeholder, regardless of whether they are a fan, an official administrator, an event promoter, or simply a one-off spectator at an event, has the right to see transparency upheld.
At IFMA we are committed to ensuring our standards meet a high level of ethical accountability, because that is the foundation of our legitimacy as a governing body for the sport. Fair play must be guaranteed.
When unlawful violations of IFMA’s standards occur, individuals may feel that there are barriers to voicing their concerns. Barriers can include, but are not limited to:
Uncertainty over who is responsible within the organisation for receiving and processing complaints;
Uncertainty by those reporting violations about whether their confidentiality will be protected;
Fear of reprisals by those reporting violations from those responsible for committing violations;
Concerns about whether those reporting abuse (including verbal, mental, physical or sexual), will be treated with respect and sensitivity.
However, without the active participation of those who can provide credible information regarding any unlawful violations of IFMA’s ethical standards, IFMA cannot adequately exercise its governing duties. Please help us as we continue to strive to meet the highest ethical standard among the world’s martial arts and combat sports.
Please report, regardless of whether a violation involves those in high positions of leadership, including within IFMA. Please inform yourselves of what IFMA’s ethical standards, codes and commitments are and report any type of violation that you observe, such as improper financial dealings, violations of the code of ethics, and allegations of discrimination, harassment or abuse.
IFMA condemns all forms of discrimination, harassment, abuse and violence, especially against women, young boys and girls. We offer you our guarantee that individuals who report complaints or violations in good faith will not, as a result, be subject to retaliation or harassment from IFMA. Our continuous development as a sport and as a federation includes building a transparent and accountable community.
All allegations will be treated seriously and investigated. If you have evidence of a violation, please let us know about the specifics of the complaint with all relevant details. Our Ethics Committee will conduct a discreet and objective enquiry based on your complaint. The identity of those reporting violations will be kept confidential and treated as anonymous during the course of an investigation. We will contact you discreetly via email to request further information if required.
It is our hope that working together with you will ensure that everyone can enjoy the beauty of sport with fairness and equality.
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