Muaythai has evolved over many centuries from the time when it was used by ancient Thai armies defending their homes, families and land from invaders. Past Kings practiced and used personal bodyguards who were expert fighters. The present King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej has long been a fan and has told advisors to ensure that the sport and art of Muaythai remains pure. For these reasons Muaythai has a very special place in the psyche of Thai people. Over the years Muaythai has developed to reflect many fundamental aspects of the Thai character-respect for self, for opponents and for teachers, a spirit of fairplay, modesty and the ability to remain cool and calm and use learned technique when under pressure. Muaythai fighters are brave, fight with heart and refuse to give up – more qualities the wider population are proud to identify with.
The World Muaythai Federation presents the Thai martial arts in this cultural context. People do not just learn how to kick a bag but they learn the meaning and get an important understanding of a very special sport and a proud people.
Because of its place in Thai culture the World Muaythai Federation requires its members to be mindful of their actions and that those actions should not reflect badly on the sport of Muaythai. The W.M.F. has developed a code of conduct which all members should adhere to.
The World Muaythai Federation Code of Conduct can be downloaded from HERE.