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The word ‘ Muay ‘ has been derived from ancient times which means ‘to pull together’ to form a single group or ‘unity’. It is a discipline where practical fighting skills using all parts of the body like the head, fists, elbows, knees and feet and the mind are united together to face challenges from adversaries who may also be armed.

The art of ‘Muay’ has been enjoying Royal support in Thailand since the 12th century A.D. ’till about the late 1920’s the art of ‘Muay’ was popularly practised in Thailand with the fists bound. This was referred to as ‘The Bound Fist Muay’ or ‘Muay Kaad Chuek’.

This was discontinued due to the lethal injuries it can cause and the use of boxing gloves from the sport of Western Boxing was introduced. It was after this that the art of ‘Muay’ started getting world wide attention and was recognized all over the world as ‘Muaythai’- named after Thailand, the country from where it spread to the whole world.

International Associations and Federations

World Muay Thai Council (WMC) http://www.wmcmuaythai.org/
World Boxing Council Muay Thai (WBC Muay Thai) http://www.wbcmuaythai.com/
International Federation of Muay Thai Amateurs (IFMA) http://www.ifmamuaythai.org/
World Kickboxing Association (WKA) http://www.kickboxing-wka.co.uk/
International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) http://www.iska.com/
International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/
International Kickboxing Association (IKAS) http://www.ikaskickboxing.com/index.php

National Associations

Muay Thai Argentina (MTA) http://www.muaythaiargentina.com/
Oceania MuayThai Federation (OMF) http://www.oceaniamuaythai.com/
Unified Martial Marts Academy of Barbados (UMMA) http://www.umaabarbados.com/
Muay Thai Belarus http://muaythai.org.by/
Belgian Kickboxing & Muay Thai Organisation (BKBMO) http://www.bkbmo.be/
Canadian Thai Boxing Sanctioning Body (CASK) http://www.kickboxingcanada.org
Curaçao Martial-Arts Federation (CUMAFE) http://www.baassports.com/
Czech Muay Thai Association (CMTA) http://www.czechmuaythai.cz/
Danish Muay Thai Federation (DMTF) http://www.nakmuay.com/
England Muay Thai Federation (EMF) http://www.englandmuaythai.co.uk/
Muay Thai Association of Finland (MTAF) http://www.muaythai.fi
World Kickboxing Association (French WKA) http://www.wka-france.fr/
International Sport Karate Association (French ISKA) http://www.iska.fr/
French Muaythai Federation (FFMDA) http://www.ffmda.com
Muay Thai Germany (MTBD) http://www.mtbd.de/
Greek Muay Thai Federation http://www.epaggelmaties.gr/nikaia/eomt/
Hellenic Amateur Muay Thai Federation (EOMTK) http://www.muaythai.gr/
Hong Kong Muay Thai Association http://www.hkmuaythai.org/
Muay Thai Indonesia (AMI) http://www.muayindonesia.org/
Allstyles Kickboxing Association of Ireland (AKAI) http://www.kickboxing.ie/
Italy Muay Thai Federation (FIMT) http://www.boxethai.it/modules/news/
Muay Thai Federation of Kazakhstan http://www.muaythai.kz/
Latvian Kick-Thai Boxing Federation (LKTA) http://www.kickboxing.lv/
Muay Thai Lithuania http://www.muaythai.lt/
Muay Thai Federation Netherlands (MON) http://www.m-o-n.nl/
Muay Thai Peru (MTP) http://www.muaythaiperu.com/
Amateur Thai Boxing Association of the Philippines (ATBAP) http://welcome.to/ATBAP
Portugese Thai Boxing Association (FPPFF) http://www.angelfire.com/pq/fppff/
Russian Thai Boxing Federation (RTBF) http://www.rtbf.ru/
Scottish Muay Thai Council (SMTC) http://www.scottishmuaythaicouncil.co.uk
The Scottish Thai Boxing Association (STBA) http://www.muaythaiscotland.com/
Muay Thai Singapore http://muaythai.sg/
Spanish Muay Thai Association (AEMT) http://usuarios.lycos.es/muaythaiab/asociacion.htm
Swedish Muay Thai Federation (SMTF) http://www.swedishmuaythai.nu/
Syrian Muay Thai Association http://www1.freewebs.com/yazpro-/
The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) http://www.sat.or.th/sat.en/
Ukraine National Thai Boxing Federation of Muay Thai http://www.muaythai.org.ua/index.php
Thai Boxing Association of the USA http://www.thaiboxing.com
United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA) http://www.usmta.com
Wales Thaiboxing http://www1.thaiboxingwales.com/