World Muaythai Council

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World Muaythai Council
WMC LOGO HM The King.png
Abbreviation WMC
Formation 1995
Headquarters Bangkok
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
National associations
President
General Chjetta Thanajaro
General Secretary
Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan
Vice President
Stephan Fox
Sport Director
Charissa Tynan
Website Official website

The World Muaythai Council (WMC) is one of the oldest and the largest professional sanctioning organizations of Muaythai in the world for the sport. The organization was set up in 1995 by parliament resolution, and is incorporated by the Royal Thai Government and sanctioned by the Sports Authority of Thailand, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Thailand). The Council has been charged with the responsibility for the expansion of Muaythai worldwide. This involves supporting youth interest and athletes to learn the skills of Muaythai and to assist in the pursuit of excellence in the art. [1][2]

History[edit]

Set up by parliament resolution, the WMC is incorporated by the Royal Thai Government and sanctioned by the Sports Authority of Thailand, working together with the highest sport authorities of all member countries around the world to regulate all aspects of the art and sport of Muaythai. The inauguration meeting was held in 1995 at an appropriate venue, the United Nation Conference Centre with representatives from 39 countries attended. Presently there are 120 member countries registered with the WMC. The Executive Board and various committees ranging from technical and rules, refereeing and judging, medical, finance, youth, women, press and public relations, business and legal; all were democratically elected.[2]

Royal Patronage[edit]

On August 20, 2014, Muaythai and the World Muaythai Council received official Royal Patronage from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. All government departments, sport and culture ministries, sport authorities, and all major Muaythai stadiums and promoters were invited to the historic event. PDG. General Saiyud Kerdphol, General Wimon Wongwanich the former President of WMC, General Chetta Thanajaro the current President of WMC, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan IFMA President and WMC General Secretary, Khun Kajorn Prowsree Vice President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Stephan Fox Vice President of WMC and General Secretary of the IFMA, and other notable VIPs were also in attendance. Over 20 representatives from the different embassies in Bangkok also came to witness the ceremony, along with representatives from the United Nations, among many other organizations. Along with Royal Patronage, the WMC logo was changed to include the Royal Insignia of His Majesty.[3]

Current champions[edit]

Male world champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight Poland Paul Slowinski June 14, 2014
Heavyweight Russia Artem Vakhitov June 14, 2014
Cruiserweight Vacant
Super Light Heavyweight Vacant
Light Heavyweight Ukraine Alim Nabiev November 19, 2016
Super Middleweight France Yohan Lidon March 6, 2016
Super Welterweight Thailand Buakaw Banchamek June 14, 2014
Welterweight Thailand Pakorn PKSaenchaimuaythaigym April 29, 2017
Super Lightweight Thailand Ekkarit Mor.Krungthepthonburee June 14, 2014
Lightweight Vacant
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Japan Takadai March 30, 2014
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Japan Takashi Senchaijimu June 8, 2014
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Japan Nadaka Yoshinari April 9, 2017

Male european champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight SwedenSimon Ogolla November 25, 2016
Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight Vacant
Super Light Heavyweight Vacant
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Super Middleweight France Aziz Ali Kada September 21, 2013
Middleweight France Micael Longin November 30, 2013
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Slovakia Marco Novak March 18, 2017
Super Lightweight Sweden Hamza Bougamzas November 25, 2016
Lightweight France Yassine Hamlaoui March 9, 2017
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

Female world champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight New Zealand Tracy Lockwood August 12, 2013
Super Welterweight England Geraldine O’Callaghan August 12, 2012
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Peru Antonina Shevchenko April 29, 2017
Lightweight Luxembourg Claire Haigh August 12, 2012
Super Featherweight United States Justine Kish November 30, 2012
Featherweight Thailand Taehiran Chommanee August 4, 2016
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Sweden Sofia Olofsson November 25, 2016
Super Flyweight Thailand Meree Verona Farm December 5, 2016
Flyweight Thailand Thisha Wor Por Sukhothai
Light Flyweight Japan Rika Matsumoto June 8, 2014
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Japan Miyauchi Ayka March 30, 2014

Female european champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Vacant
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Vacant
Lightweight France Jennifer Colomb November 30, 2013
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Sweden Sofia Olofsson September 3, 2016
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Italy Barbara Bontempi May 30, 2015
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Thomas A. (2010). Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation. ABC-CLIO. p. 323. ISBN 978-1-59884-243-2. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b "World Muaythai Council". Wmcmuaythai.org. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  3. ^ "SportAccord News". Sportaccord.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29.