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.
To enable our athletes to succeed on the world stage by developing a standard for the sport and culture of amateur Muaythai in Canada through programs that provide the highest quality structural, educational, competitive, and financial support across the country.
“One World, One Muaythai”
— International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
Muaythai Canada is Canada’s Official National Federation for Amateur Muaythai as recognized by the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (“IFMA”). Formed in 2003 as the Canadian Muay Thai Council, the National Sport Organization relaunched in 2015 as Muaythai Canada under the new unification standards set out by IFMA.
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”) officially recognized Muaythai through signing an agreement between FISU and IFMA.