Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game

The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) has released its latest educational video: MMA in Context. As an educational tool for Mixed Martial Arts, the feature has been produced with a layman audience in mind and aims to correct misconceptions, misinformation and prejudices surrounding use of the caged competition area and aspects…

IMMAF Judges & Referees Course: Luxembourg

The Luxembourg MMA Federation (FLMMA) is to host the next IMMAF Certification Course for officials. Conducted by IMMAF Regulatory Committee member and UFC referee, Marc Goddard, the international level course provides valuable theoretical and practical training for experienced MMA officials. Those who successfully complete the course will progress to earn…

Referees & Judges Certification Course: Bogotá, Colombia

Colombia’s national representative to IMMAF, Asociación Colombiana de Artes Marciales Mixtas (OCAMM), will host IMMAF’s official 2-day certification course for referees and judges in the city of Bogota, conducted by course leader Marc Goddard. Participants gain valuable theoretical and practical training. Those who successfully complete and pass the course will gain…

Marc Goddard: Unifying IMMAF & ABC in certification of MMA officials

Renowned MMA referee and head of the IMMAF Technical Committee, Marc Goddard, shared insight on recent developments with the USA’s Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), who he explains have expressed an interest in developing further education and certification for MMA officials, based on the official IMMAF certification courses designed and…

Video: Marc Goddard talks IMMAF Technical Committee expansion

The IMMAF Technical Committee was recently expanded this year, welcoming four additional global members. The IMMAF Technical Committee was first established with renowned MMA official Marc Goddard alongside former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Marc Ratner, who is currently the UFC’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. The expansion…

Youth MMA programme sees incredible results in Northern Ireland

Illustration: Graphic comparing reported attitudes of young people at the beginning and end of the Youth MMA project The Ulster Amateur MMA Association (UAMMAA) has reached the conclusion of its pilot youth MMA programme, “Fight to Unite”, and has reported inspiring results following an independent evaluation. The Fight to Unite pilot ran…

IMMAF officials certification course: Northern Ireland

Picture: UFC referee Marc Goddard briefs officials ahead of the practical assessment at an IMMAF certification course in Prague, Czech Republic. The next IMMAF international amateur MMA referees & judges certification course is scheduled to take place from Saturday, September 17th to Sunday, September 18th, 2016, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.…