President of USMF Michael Chase Corley, along with Board members Patrick VALOR Rivera and Thiago Azeredo of the United States Muaythai Federation, or USMF, engaged in a very productive conference call with the President of the IKF, Steve Fossum, earlier today!
Personal agendas, politics, past negative experiences-as well as egos-were set aside for the common goal of exploring ways that we can collaborate and work TOGETHER!
Our mission is to unify Muay Thai in the United States, discover and develop star athletes across the country, and seek to help organize regular shows so that our athletes gain the necessary competitive experience both here and abroad through a unified standard.
We are also looking at ways to find funding for our qualified athletes to travel internationally. These athletes will be selected through a National Muaythai Ranking system being developed by the USMF and our partners. We need to become a true POWER House in International Muaythai fast as the Olympics is quickly approaching!
Although there is much we need to all do, today's call shows promise as we touched on ways that we can grow "Olympic Muaythai" in California and beyond. More details to come soon but we are pleased that the IKF is on the same page as the USMF and we are excited of what we can do working together as opposed to working against each other!
The future is bright for AMERICAN MUAYTHAI!!!! USA USA USA 🇺🇸