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26 April to 4 May 2019

Muaythai

Muaythai is the ancient art of 8 limbs. Full contact technique allows kick, punch, knee and elbow striking at all ranges; clinching (where fighters can effectively strike with the elbow and knee) and sweeping tactics (where opponents are brought to the ground).

Athletes in the Elite A Class will display tremendous power, maximum efficiency and raw simplicity in a bid to qualify for The World Games 2021, in Birmingham, USA. The quality of competition will be second to none.

Trivia
While IFMA’s Rules & Regulations stipulate the rounds of a Muaythai bout to last 3 minutes each, the sport’s original method for timing these rounds around the 1900s was quite unique: a pierced coconut shell placed in water! When the coconut filled with water and sunk, the round was over.

Dates and Times of Competition

Saturday 27 April 

Medical Check & Weigh-in: 0700 – 1000

Team Manager Meeting & Draw: 1300 – 1600

Sunday 28 April – Wednesday 1 May  |  Prelims & Semis

Weigh In / Training: 0700 – TBC

Session Times: 1500 – 2100

Thursday 2 May  |  Finals

Weigh In / Training: 0700 – TBC

Session Times: 1500 – 2100

* Times are subject to change based on entries and final schedule.

Eligibility

The 2019 Arafura Games Muaythai tournament are open to all athletes that satisfy the following eligibility criteria.

* Entries are accepted from any national federation affiliated to IFMA.

* In countries where there does not yet exist a member National Federation, IFMA reserves the right to accept entries on a basis of special invitation.

All competitors must satisfy the following conditions to be considered an “eligible athlete”:

* A contestant in the Senior Elite Male or Senior Female Division must be at least 17 years old, but not more than 40 years old. For any clarification on this rule, please refer to the minimum and maximum age limit for athletes.

* Each country is allowed to send only one national team to participate in the championships.

* Each team is allowed to send only one contestant for each weight category of the Senior Male Elite A & Senior Female Elite A divisions.

* Only Oceania teams may enter one additional athlete for each weight category of the Senior Male Continental Championship – Elite A & Senior Female Continental Championship – Elite A.

Elite Class divisions

Competition Format

Invitational event. Registration through IFMA.

Competition will run according to IFMA rules.

Opponents compete in a boxing ring wearing 10 oz. gloves over 3 rounds of 3 minutes each with a 1-minute rest between rounds.

Gold medalists in the following divisions will be the first to qualify for a spot to compete at the 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama USA.

Men’s: 57kg, 63.5kg, 91kg

Women’s: 57kg, 63.5kg

*To qualify there must be a minimum of 6 entries per division. 

Venue

Darwin Convention Centre

10 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City

Darwin Convention Centre

Muaythai is the ancient art of 8 limbs. Full contact technique allows kick, punch, knee and elbow striking at all ranges; clinching (where fighters can effectively strike with the elbow and knee) and sweeping tactics (where opponents are brought to the ground). Athletes in the Elite A Class will display tremendous power, maximum efficiency and raw simplicity in a bid to qualify for The World Games 2021, in Birmingham, USA. The quality of competition will be second to none. Trivia While IFMA’s Rules & Regulations stipulate the rounds of a Muaythai bout to last 3 minutes each, the sport’s original method for timing these rounds around the 1900s was quite unique: a pierced coconut shell placed in water! When the coconut filled with water and sunk, the round was over.

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