Australia ready for big Muay Thai year
Muay Thai Australian Team | Pic: Facebook/muaythaiaustralia

Australia gears up for the next year of Muay Thai. The biggest event on the amateur calendar is the National Championships 2020 held from 24 to 27 January at the Tallebudgera Leisure Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The beautiful beach and resort city on Australia’s east coast is known as a home town of such famed fighters as Nathan Corbett and John Wayne Parr, as well as a host of Total Carnage Fight Night.

Australian Muay Thai Championships 2020 is a qualification tournament for the national team representing “Green and Gold” at the World adult and junior championships, and Asian Games. Next year also kicks off a new format, which includes open, intermediate and novice classes (A, B and C, respectively).

  • A Class – Open: 15+ fight experience
  • B Class – Intermediate: 6-14 fight experience
  • C Class – Novice: 0-4 fight experience

More information is available on the official website of Muay Thai Australia (

In 2019 Australian Muay Thai competitors have already showcased their skills at a number of international events including Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia, IFMA Worlds 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, and World Martial Arts Masterships in Chungju, South Korea. The overall list of medalists includes Rhyse Saliba, Zoe Putorak, Damon Nelson, among others.

On the world scale, the next event on the amateur Muay Thai calendar is European Championships 2019 held in Minsk, Belarus from September 28 to October 6. The country is widely considered as one of the strongest in “The Art of Eight Limbs”.