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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

By weight, a minimum of 6 entries per division is required.

World Championship Qualifiers – Elite A Class: only one contestant for each weight category of the Senior Male Elite A & Senior Female Elite A divisions is permitted.

Elite Class divisions

Athletes must be 17 years of age on the first day of competition.

Maximum age limit: 40 years of age as of the first day of competition.

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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Entries

Entries open!

Entries into the Muaythai competition are limited.

Please click below to register and advise the current level of competition in which you compete.

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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