MMA & Sport Recognition Update: Interview with IMMAF CEO Densign White

What is the current status of IMMAF’s application for sport recognition for MMA? IMMAF first applied to the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) for recognition of MMA as a sport by the Olympic movement, back in 2016. Progress since then has been fraught with obstructions, about-turns, new demands, delays…

#WhiteCard Social Media Campaign – April 6 – International Day of Sport for Peace

IMMAF invites the MMA community worldwide to take part, on April 6, in the online #WhiteCard campaign organised by Peace and Sport in support of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), established by the United Nations General Assembly and the International Olympic Committee. PARTICIPATING IN THE WHITE CARD CAMPAIGN The #WhiteCard is…

IMMAF Governance gets boost with new Youth Development Commission

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IMMAF is delighted to introduce the new Youth Development Commission, which will be working closely with other Commissions and Committees to manage the huge demand for amateur MMA youth programmes all over the world. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “Our experience with our first Youth World Championships…

IMMAF to Offer Free Online Coach Education Courses

Dear IMMAF Coaches,  Sport has the power to connect and to build communities. While we are temporarily restricted from communication in person, we remain committed to our mission to promote sport and a healthy lifestyle. We therefore wish to inspire learning, creativity and ideas, even while our coaches and students…

IMMAF Update on Coronavirus & Championships – 24.3.20

Last week, we were sad to inform you of the postponement of IMMAF’s 2020 Africa Open Championships and 2020 Pan American Championships, until further notice. We promised to keep you informed about the status of the 2020 Asian Open Championships, planned for June in Kazakhstan, and also our 2020 Youth World Championships (6 – 9 August) and 2020…

Information: Anti-Doping and COVID-19

>DOWNLOAD ADVICE FOR ATHLETES HERE 19 March 2019 The World Anti-doping Agency has advised that four accredited laboratories are temporarily suspending their activities and it is likely that more will follow. Currently Rome (Italy) Montreal (Canada), Madrid and Barcelona (Spain) have temporarily suspended operations and it is likely that more…

Dominican Republic Federation ready for IMMAF Board approval after President’s visit

President Kerrith Brown made an official visit to the Dominican Republic, last week, to meet with Dominican Republic MMA Federation President, Manuel Pagan, and Vice Minister of Sport, Marco Diaz. The Minister confirmed government support for the young federation, whose application for membership is now to be formally submitted to…