From Competitor To Leader, How Jo Doyle Galvanised Women’s MMA Talent in the UK

MMA competitor Joanne Doyle (pictured above, left) was among the most consistent achievers of the UK national amateur MMA team from 2016 to 2018, yet it was a distinct lack of women’s talent within the national lineup that motivated the former European Open gold medalist to adopt a leadership role… […]

IMMAF Governance gets boost with new Youth Development Commission

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IMMAF is delighted to introduce the new Youth Development Commission, which will be working closely with other Commissions and Committees to manage the huge demand for amateur MMA youth programmes all over the world. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “Our experience with our first Youth World Championships… […]

IMMAF to Offer Free Online Coach Education Courses

Dear IMMAF Coaches,  Sport has the power to connect and to build communities. While we are temporarily restricted from communication in person, we remain committed to our mission to promote sport and a healthy lifestyle. We therefore wish to inspire learning, creativity and ideas, even while our coaches and students… […]

IMMAF Update on Coronavirus & Championships – 24.3.20

Last week, we were sad to inform you of the postponement of IMMAF’s 2020 Africa Open Championships and 2020 Pan American Championships, until further notice. We promised to keep you informed about the status of the 2020 Asian Open Championships, planned for June in Kazakhstan, and also our 2020 Youth World Championships (6 – 9 August) and 2020… […]

Is Aussie Prodigy Colby Thicknesse Ready To Take On The World?

Colby Thicknesse burst onto the international scene at the 2020 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships and at the age of 20 was the youngest of Australia’s four gold medal winners. The young contender worked his way to the IMMAF platform with consistent action at the national level in 2019. Three bouts… […]