Team Lebanon mind coach discusses ‘The Mental Dimension of Fighting’

Above: Lebanon’s Imad Hoayek receives his bronze medal at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships. Joe Moarkech has been the ‘mind coach’ of Lebanon’s national amateur MMA team since 2014, bringing over 15 years of experience as a consultant and development professional. His own personal development stems from years working and volunteering…

Undefeated duo lead home nation Singapore into IMMAF Asian Open

Undefeated featherweight contender Charles Lew will lead home nation Singapore into next month’s 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships alongside 20-year-old bantamweight up and comer Lim Zhen Teng (pictured above), both products of Evolve MMA. Last April IMMAF announced that the Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Singapore (MMAFS) as the latest national…

Trailblazing Torres continues to make history as 2-division pro champion

Team Shorty photo via Facebook By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran. Amateur MMA’s most successful graduate continues to make history; Jose Torres is now a 2-division professional world champion, and he’s just getting started. The international amateur pioneer, who posted a 25-1 record, made history as the first competitor to win back-to-back…

Following strong first impressions Kazakhstan’s Taimukskhanov returns at 2017 Asian Open

Pictured above: Jokhar Taimukskhanov (left) earns victory over Vitalij Boev (right) Earlier this year Kazakhstan’s Jokhar Taimukskhanov announced himself as a most daunting opponent for any contender. The athletic newcomer gave incredibly strong first impressions at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships, his first appearance on the international amateur stage. The…

Korea MMA Federation Brings New Talent to IMMAF Asian Open

KMMAF JOINS IMMAF AS MEMBER The Korea MMA Federation’s application for membership has been accepted by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation ahead of next month’s 2017 IMMAF Asian Open in Singapore. IMMAF is looking forward to welcoming Team South Korea to participate for the very first time. Founded in 2008 and based…