Muaythai Canada is the National Federation for the sport of Olympic Style Muaythai in Canada, recognized by the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). A registered not-for-profit, Muaythai Canada set the standards for athletic, coaching, officiating, and competitive development across the country. Through its commitment to structured holistic development, excellence in governance and business management, and international sports leadership, Muaythai Canada strives to create a roust support system and better opportunities for the Canadian Muaythai practitioner.
For Olympic Style Muaythai to be the sport of choice among Canadians of all ages; a sport that is part of our daily lives and in which our athletic, coaching, and officiating talent is renowned across the world.
To foster a nationwide community of Muaythai practitioners, establishing Canada as a leading country in the development and support of world class talent with representation from each of the provinces and territories.
“One World, One Muaythai”
— International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
IFMA bears the responsibility and duty of being the sole world-recognized international amateur Muaythai federation, promoting the sport and art of Muaythai around the globe. With the objective of total unification of all 130 member national federations, working mutually for the sport and the athletes, IFMA has been making the only push for official recognition of Muaythai by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Working towards the goal of bringing Muaythai to the Olympics, IFMA became fully recognized as an International Federation by SportAccord in 2006. In 2008, the IFMA World Championships were held as a part of The Association for International Sport for All’s “World Sport for All Games”, making it the first Muaythai event under the patronage of the IOC. 2010 marked the year when Muaythai was one of the 13 world recognized combat sport to be part of the World Combat Games in Beijing under the IOC, and the second edition of the event was held in 2013 in St Petersburg, Russia. The 2015 SportAccord Convention in Sochi marked a following milestone for IMFA as the International University Sports Federation (FISU). In 2017, Muaythai was established as a full medal sport in the World Games, the largest amateur multi-sport event outside of the Olympics.