• Arafura Games, Darwin, April 26 - May 2

    The first qualifier for the World Games 2021!
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  • World Championships 2019, July 18 - July 28

    Muaythai is coming home! is the motto of the World Muaythai Championships 2019, Thailand, Bangkok
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  • World Martial Arts Masterships, Jincheon

    An amazing festival of martial arts in China, August 30 - September 3
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  • Youth World Championships, Antalya

    The Turkish Riviera will welcome the youth of the world from September 28 to October 6
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EMF Overview

EMF is a representative democracy, comprised of 53 national muaythai associations, and is itself recognised by IFMA as one of six continental federations.

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Our initiatives

Our initiatives are directed to involve more people to the high values of Muaythai and to show men, women and children the superiority of this sport, its uniqueness, traditions and values.

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Structure

The plans and structure of Muaythai.

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Recent news

2019-02-22

IGLA in Greece Continues to Grow from Strength to Strength

Last weekend the Panhellenic Muaythai Federation held another huge IGLA seminar...

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2019-02-20

Minsk To Host European Youth at the Stayki Open 

Last year Belarus impressed Europe with a well-organised youth event bringing ne...

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2019-02-19

Finnish Championships – Highlight of the Weekend

Muaythai Championships in Finland was in the center of attention in Eu...

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2019-02-14

Kosovo Receives IFMA/EMF Provisional Membership

Last week at the IFMA Executive Board meeting in Bangkok the application of the...

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2019-02-13

Ceyda Toprak Is Awarded with Sports Talent of the Year

The amazing performance of the 15-year-old Ceyda for the Dutch team did not go u...

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2019-02-07

Myriam Djedidi Becomes the New WMC Intercontinental Champion

While the European teams were competing for the Baltic Cup one of the French Mua...

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The Muaythai Against Drugs (M.A.D.) campaign
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Sport Is Your Gang is one of our programs which engages children to Muaythai and lets them see other side of pastime.
European Muaythai Federation

is a representative democracy

European Muaythai Federation is a representative democracy, comprised of 43 national muaythai associations, and is itself recognised by IFMA as one of six continental federations. The organisation of the administration of muaythai is based on a pyramid system of regulations, with IFMA the world governing body, EMF the European governing body and national muaythai associations the governing bodies at domestic level. Subsidiarity should be a guiding principle in this hierarchy of regulations, with international bodies regulating only where international, or in some cases, worldwide action is required. EMF has therefore the following vision of success: "A united European muaythai family working together to improve enjoyment of the game"

competitions

EMF itself has a philosophy of athletes first. To promote the game of muaythai European Muaythai Federation supports its members and makes sure that athletes are the main beneficiaries of European competitions.

Under authority of EMF big muaythai competitions have been held in Europe. Since 2001, muaythai has spread across Europe from Odessa to Lisbon and today muaythai is a martial art widely recognised in the world of sport due to its unique technique, cultural, historical and traditional features. EMF carries out a wide range of activities to promote and develop European muaythai in its championships, cooperation with government and social events with one aim - making this world a better place through sport.

Muaythai

The first known practice of Muaythai as a “sport”, off and away from the heat and chaos of the battlefield occurred during the reign of King Prachao Sua (1697-1709 A.D.). With a great love of the combat art he often fought incognito in local village contests, often beating the local champions. When the nation was at peace, to keep the army busy he often ordered them to train in Muaythai. It was from this that loosely organised competitions started sprouting up around the country.

He illustrated one of the most favourable elements in Muaythai, an indomitable will to win for honour and willingness to face any odds. This can be summarised as: “Nothing can stand against you except yourself”.

  • European Muaythai Federation

    European Muaythai Federation

    is a representative democracy

    European Muaythai Federation is a representative democracy, comprised of 53 national muaythai associations, and is itself recognised by IFMA as one of six continental federations. The organisation of the administration of muaythai is based on a pyramid system of regulations, with IFMA the world governing body, EMF the European governing body and national muaythai associations the governing bodies at domestic level. Subsidiarity should be a guiding principle in this hierarchy of regulations, with international bodies regulating only where international, or in some cases, worldwide action is required. EMF has therefore the following vision of success: "A united European muaythai family working together to improve enjoyment of the game"

  • Our Competitions

    competitions

    EMF itself has a philosophy of athletes first. To promote the game of muaythai European Muaythai Federation supports its members and makes sure that athletes are the main beneficiaries of European competitions.

    Under authority of EMF big muaythai competitions have been held in Europe. Since 2001, muaythai has spread across Europe from Odessa to Lisbon and today muaythai is a martial art widely recognised in the world of sport due to its unique technique, cultural, historical and traditional features. EMF carries out a wide range of activities to promote and develop European muaythai in its championships, cooperation with government and social events with one aim - making this world a better place through sport.

  • About Muaythai

    Muaythai

    The first known practice of Muaythai as a “sport”, off and away from the heat and chaos of the battlefield occurred during the reign of King Prachao Sua (1697-1709 A.D.). With a great love of the combat art he often fought incognito in local village contests, often beating the local champions. When the nation was at peace, to keep the army busy he often ordered them to train in Muaythai. It was from this that loosely organised competitions started sprouting up around the country.

    He illustrated one of the most favourable elements in Muaythai, an indomitable will to win for honour and willingness to face any odds. This can be summarised as: “Nothing can stand against you except yourself”.