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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 – Tuesday 30 April
Session Times: 1500 – 2100
Weigh In / Training: 0700 – TBC

Rest day on Wednesday 1 May

Thursday 2 May – Friday 3 May
Session Times: 1500 – 2100
Weigh In / Training: 0700 – TBC

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

Eligibility

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

Fighters are all classified into weight divisions as follows:

Elite A Class Man:

  • 54kg
  • 57kg
  • 63.5kg
  • 67kg
  • 71kg
  • 75kg
  • 81kg
  • 91kg

Elite A Class Female:

  • 54kg
  • 57kg
  • 60kg
  • 63.5kg

Competition Format

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

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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Entries

Entries into the Muaythai competition are limited.
Please click below to register an expression of interest for yourself and advise the current level of competition in which you compete.
Muaythai NT will be in touch prior to September to determine any additional information prior to the registration portal opening 26 October 2018.

Register your interest

Contact

  • For registration and general inquiries, contact:
    Email: Arafura.Games@nt.gov.au
    Phone: +61 8 8946 1419

  • For sport specific inquiries, contact:
    Muaythai NT: Corey Impelmans
    Email: corey.impelmans@gmail.com
    Phone: +61 419 751 769