IFMA prides itself on its youth development work combining culture, sport, education and friendship. The last IFMA Youth World Championships saw over 1000 participants from 82 countries. The beautiful beach side city of Antalya has been awarded the 2019 Youth World Championships and there is no better place to celebrate the future of our sport then the Olympic Capital, Lausanne.


A special signing ceremony took place at the IFMA International Office in Lausanne with the President of the Turkish Muaythai Federation Halil Durna and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox signing the host agreement witnessed by many high-profile delegates such as GAISF First Vice President Raffaele Chiulli, SportAccord CEO Nis Hatt, FISU President Oleg Matysin and many other distinguished guests from the sporting world.

IFMA is looking forward to Antalya and the IFMA Youth World Championships which are scheduled to be held from September 28th until October 6th 2019.