Oceania is the smallest but far not weakest continent on muaythai map. Only teams from Australia and New Zealand have their athletes on the awarding podium on a regular basis, and New Zealand national dance Haka is famous to all IFMA member countries for giving confidence to their athletes. This year Oceanian Muaythai Federation under the Presidency of Ms. Sue Glassey changed its look launching an amazing website of the federation. IFMA can only applaud to the efforts of the
The 2017 Nai Kanom Tom and Wai Kru festival in Ayutthaya organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and the city of Ayutthaya was again a successful event.IFMA celebrating the IOC recognition had a booth and a big press wall for all muaythai friends to come and take pictures with the IFMA leadership. Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, IFMA President, was there all day with the IFMA Sport Director, Charissa Tynan, and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox, together with many muaythai ma
It was a true celebration in Ayutthaya last Friday when IFMA participated in the parade honouring the father of muaythai Nai Kanom Tom. The IFMA booth at the exhibition was a popular place for muaythai practitioners where they could talk about muaythai recognitions, congratulate IFMA on IOC recognition, and take pictures with IFMA press wall. See you next year, and for muaythai athletes have a great 2017 and successful events!
Every year on the 17th of March, the muaythai world celebrates the birthday of the legend “Nai Knom Tom” in celebration of Wai Kru day in the ancient city of Ayuddhaya. This year’s celebration attracted more than 1400 muaythai enthusiasts from masters to students. The City of Ayuddhaya in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry for Tourism and Sport organized the Nai Kanom Tom day festivities and parade. The festivities were hosted by Mr Sujin Chai
Muaythai might traditionally be associated with kicks and punches, but its International Federation also wants it to be a force to build peace and inclusion in Bangkok’s disadvantaged areas. Following the Olympic recognition of Muaythai in December, IFMA and UNESCO have plans to revitalize Bangkok’s urban slums by building sporting complexes in collaboration with BMA. This is part of a wider project to promote inclusion and youth empowerment through sports. UNESCO will work w
2016 was an incredibly successful year for IFMA with the sport receiving its recognition by the International Olympic Committee. 2017 has a calendar packed with events around the world. The Continental Championships will be held in Paris, Cancun and Rabat. April will see muaythai back at the SportAccord Convention in Aarhus, Denmark; where IFMA has a truly special position with IFMA General Secretary as the SportAccord Vice President and AIMS President. May will see the 2017