IFMA – International Federation of Muaythai Associations

IFMA gets new branding incorporating women’s Muay Thai

International Federation of Muaythai Amateur has been rebranded at the Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. IFMA will now be known as the International Federation of Muaythai Associations.


Over 100 National Federation were represented at the meeting held a day before the finals of World Championships 2019 at the Sports Authority of Thailand. IFMA has unified with World Muaythai Council (WMC) established in 1995 by Royal Thai Government, aspiring to help popularize the sport globally. In December 2016 Muay Thai has been recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“The new IFMA logo incorporates IFMA’s stance towards Gender Equality where the original logo displayed a male athlete. The new logo has been adapted to include a female athlete and show IFMA’s dedicated principle towards the promotion of gender equality,” reads the statement.

Women’s Muay Thai has been indeed on the rise. Only this year Team Australia, partaking in the World Championships, has seen as many as three of its female competitors battling it out for Gold in the Senior Class A.

The list of attendees at the IFMA’s annual general meeting included Governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand, Dr. Gongsak Yomandee, IOC member Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, among others.

IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuan said that as a Thai he was proud of IFMA’s recognition and continued growth in the world of sports also working towards providing a strong foundation and opportunity for the athletes to grow.


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