Muay Thai joins Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships
Muay Thai fighter Superbon Banchamek at The World Games 2017 / Pic: Facebook

The World Martial Arts Masterships 2019 takes place at the Hoam Gymnasium in Chungju, South Korea from August 30 to September 6. The roster of the event includes over 20 disciplines. The sport of Muay Thai is featured on the program alongside Judo, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Sambo, among others.

“The highest sport authorities of Korea have given patronage to the event,” International Federation of Muaythai Amateur reported. The list includes “Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korean Sports and Olympics, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, Korea Tourism Organization, and Korean National Commission for UNESCO and many others expressed their support to the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships.”

“The honorary President of the Games, none other than the former Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon is a great honour for the event.”

Muay Thai competitors will battle it out in their respective weight categories in the format of single-elimination tournament. Male class includes seven divisions from 54 kg to 81 kg. Women’s Muay Thai features three weight classes from 51 kg to 60 kg.

The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships is the eight-day sporting fiesta following IFMA World Championships scheduled for July in Bangkok, Thailand. Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia kick off the 2019 Muay Thai season in April.