World Muay Thai Association

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World Muay Thai Association
WMTA Muay Thai.jpg
AbbreviationWMTA
Formation1984
HeadquartersNetherlands
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
National associations
LeaderGlen Huisman

The World Muay Thai Association (WMTA) is one of the oldest amateur and professional sanctioning organizations of Muay Thai in the world for the sport.[1]

The WMTA was created in the Netherlands as the World Muay Thai Association in 1984 by Thom Harinck, a Dutch kickboxing trainer and founder of the Chakuriki Gym in Amsterdam. The organisation became one of the major sanctioning bodies for professional Muay Thai. Early stars of the WMTA included Branco Cikatic, Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost and Gilbert Ballantine. The WMTA is based in Haarlem, Netherlands.[2] In 2009, Sayed Zeyada, Glen Huisman and Tim van Duijn took over the organization. In 2012, Sayed Zeyada left the WMTA.In 2018 Tim van Duijn retired.

The only recognized WMTA champion at this time is Dimangio Jano, he has captured the WMTA Super Featherweight title at Gideon Jonkers Honor Fightleague, Curacao october 6th, 2018.

Picture credit: Harmen Bakker. [3]

Current champions[edit]

Male world champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight Vacant
Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight Vacant
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Vacant
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Vacant
Lightweight Vacant
Super Featherweight Maluku (province) Dimangio Jano October 6, 2018
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant

Female world champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Vacant
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Vacant
Lightweight Vacant
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curaçao sterk in Thay Kickboxing". Amigoe. Curaçao, Dutch Antilles. Uitgeverij Amigoe N.V. 1 July 1991.
  2. ^ Thom Harinck: Trainer of Champions
  3. ^ WMTA: Wie zijn wij?

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