IMMAF President Joins Stakeholders in Mumbai to Discuss Future of MMA in India

IMMAF president Kerrith Brown (pictured above, second left) recently visited Mumbai, India for the first time to attend critical meetings following the removal of former IMMAF affiliate, the All India MMA Association (AIMMAA). AIMMAA’s membership was immediately revoked following confirmation that the body, headed by Mr. Alan Fernandes, had dissolved its…

IMMAF CEO Talks MMA Grading and ‘Black Belt’ Discussion

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran On 21-23 September the IMMAF Coaches Licensing Course took place in Mexico City, welcoming 40 coaches from across the nation. The course was hosted by IMMAF Development Director Andrew Moshanov and Federacion de Artes Marciales Mixtas (FAMM), Mexico’s MMA regulator who are to award the first official…

IMMAF Welcomes MMA Cymru for Wales

Wales has owned a presence in IMMAF Championships since 2015, producing standouts in gold medallists including  Jack Shore (2015 European Championships), Josh Ellis (2015 World Championships) and Roan Crocker (2018 European Junior Championships), as well as silver medallist, Kaycee Blake (2017 World Championships) – all competing under the flag of…

Athlete Health Remains at Risk Following House Bill 1388 in Missouri, USA; Local Combat Sport Events ‘May Go Out of Business Altogether’

By Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent The United State Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF,) headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA can no longer sanction amateur MMA in the state. Representative David Gregory’s House Bill 1388, also known as the “child safety and deregulation bill” according to The Missouri…

Detail from IMMAF Syllabus: Yellow Level

IMMAF to Award First MMA Black Belts as Coaches Certification Comes to Mexico

Pictured: Detail from the Yellow Level of the IMMAF Syllabus, currently under development.   The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) holds its third MMA Coaches Education and Certification Course in Mexico from 21 to 23  September 2018, hosted by Federacion de Artes Marciales Mixtas Equidad y Juego Limpio (FAMMEJL). The two-day,…

GEMMAF and GAMMAF Agree To Cooperate for the Development of MMA In Germany

Pictured: GEMMAF & GAMMAF heads meet in Germany. The two existing governing bodies for mixed martial arts in Germany have reached a verbal agreement committing to future cooperation between the two organisations. IMMAF affiliate, GEMMAF (German Mixed Martial Arts Federation), and WMMAA affiliate, GAMMAF (German Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Federation),…

Weight cutting

Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documents consequences of weight cutting in MMA

Based on research collected in 2017 by IMMAF volunteer Ben Crighton and fellow researchers, the group’s latest case study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, documenting performance effects and harmful consequences through the ‘physiological and metabolic impact of extreme weight cutting by an elite male…

FORMER HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT FOR SAMBO (FIAS), ANDREW MOSHANOV, JOINS IMMAF

Former Head of Development for the International Sambo Federation, Dr. Andrew Moshanov, joins forces with the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) as its new Director of Development. As Head of Development for International Sambo Federation from 2012 to 2017, Moshanov was responsible for the development of new and existing national federations.…

IMMAF VS WADA MEDIATION FAILS: MMA’S CASE MOVES TO SWISS COURTS

Today the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) met the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) at the Palace of Justice in Lausanne, in an attempt at mediation to avert a full civil lawsuit. No resolution was attained, and the session concluded with the judge giving permission to IMMAF to proceed in the Swiss…

France: MMA gets a valuable guarantee

By William Pereira in ’20 Minutes’ magazine, 23 May 2018. [Translated using Google Translate. Read the original French language article here: 20180523_PAR]: Laura Flessel, Minister of Sports, could promote the emancipation of the discipline, whose competitions are prohibited in France By the simple appointment of Laura Flessel (pictured above) at the head…