Historical Data• In 1995, the World Muay Federation W.M.F. was founded with the historical merger of two organizations which had previously administered International Amateur Muay. The new organization had been entrusted with the preservation, development and promotion of the Sport of Muay. It has thus been instrumental in the growth and expansion of International interest in Muay to the point that as of August 2012 the Federation had over 80 full member countries and over 20 associated members.

• Even though W.M.F. is recognize Internationally as the leading sanctioning and representative body for the Sport of Muay, the Executive Board decided that a new course will be set in to further the development and promotion of Muay on the international stage with the aim of seeing Muay introduced as an Olympic discipline. (Read more)

Muay Heritage• The word MUAY derives from the Sanskrit “MAVYA” which roughly translated means “to bind together” or “to make things united”.

Muay is referred to as the “ Art of Eight Limbs” or the “ Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “ points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “ four points” (hand and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing, taekwondo and karate.

Muay is a martial art of very fine movements, but with exact executions and techniques. It has been developed since ancient days throughout Southeast Asia countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. The basic techniques of using the 8 limbs are almost similarly practiced by most nations no doubt some of them provide slightly different skills such as head-butting and etc. however the Siam monarchy promotes it as a culture and heritage since B.E 2516 ( 1973) and today it became a world heritage as well. (Read more)

History of WMF• As an organization we have been at the forefront of promoting and popularization of the sport. Until now we have contributed, sanctioned or organized over 450 National Championships, 45 Continental or Intercontinental Events, 20 World Championships, organizers of the Muay Discipline at the SEA Games, organizers of the Muay Discipline at the Asian Indoor Games for 3 editions, Founding Members of the International Martial Arts Games Committee IMGC. Our organization and its members have been involved in several International programs for Youth, Pace through Sport, Reducing of Youth Delinquency through Sport RYDTD programs and Fresh Start for Impoverish Children. We have also actively participated in National and International Programs for “An Active Society, a Healthier Society”, “Active Minds, Active Spirits and Active Bodies” During the past 20 years we achieved few milestones in the history of Muay Sport. (Read more)