By Jake Smith
The Danish Mixed Martial Arts Federation (DMMAF) has launched their own Myfightbook which alongside MMA, will work closely with other federations to present a unified entity across combat sports in Denmark, while also creating a new code of conduct to clearly state how athletes associated with the federation should behave.
In a highly important step in the organisation of Danish combat sports, the DMMAF invited the Danish Muay Thai Federation, the Danish Boxing Federation and the Danish Taekwondo Federation to also join their new Myfightbook website, with all three accepting the offer. The move means that Danish Combat sports will have a united front moving forward and all four federations can use the same system to keep up to date with fightbooks and medical records.
In addition to the introduction of their MyFightBook site, the DMMAF have implemented a brand new Code Of Conduct, or Adfærdskodeks after becoming aware of the unfortunate growth of underground fighting across Europe and upon realising they did not have a clear cut set of rules regarding their athletes competed in such unregulated events.
The new Code Of Conduct does not only clearly explain how to behave as an athlete associated with the federation, but also clearly states the sanctions that would follow if coaches or athletes were to partake in illegal or unregulated events. The Code Of Conduct was accepted by the Demark General Assembly in January 2021.
To coincide with the new set of regulations, the DMMAF put forward a new commission for disciplinary cases to meet the new meaning that members of the federation who are held with respect in the sport or have superior knowledge of both theory and practice but do not have affiliations to any clubs or gyms, can also be held to account and must abide by the new Code Of Conduct.
The steps the DMMAF have taken over the last few months will play a crucial role in attaining the safety standards set by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.