For the fifth year in a row, the IFMA and European Muaythai Federation (EMF) return to Lithuania for the Baltic Muaythai Open on the 1st-3rd February 2019 in Vilnius.
Earlier this year, the Baltic Muaythai Open 2018 had 140 participants from 12 countries (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Ireland, Great Britain, Slovakia, Israel, Germany, Netherlands), and next year the EMF expect even more participants.
“This is the biggest team the UKMF have sent to the Baltic Open in Lithuania. It’s a really tough tournament and will be supported by teams from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Finland and Sweden to name a few.”
Team GB will be taking 18 competitors to the Championships in February, with top UK names such as David Sinclair and Corey McLachlan of Griphouse, UKMF Junior English champion Ryan Stockley, 2017 Youth World Championships Gold-Medallist Joe Ryan and 2018 IFMA World Championships competitor Leigh Newton amongst the list of top talent representing Team GB at the 2019 Baltic Muaythai Open.
Joining Tommy on the coaching team in Lithuania will be other top UK coaches such as Mark Cuggy, Karl Ryan, Michael Tekyi, Bad Company‘s Richard Smith as well as Phoenix Thai Boxing head coach Gaz McAllister and more!
Other dates for Team GB Trials and IFMA Championships in 2019 are as follows:
2019 IFMA Senior World Championships
18th July – 28th July 2019
Team GB trials will be held on 10th February 2019 at Corefit UK in Birmingham.
2019 IFMA Junior World Championships
28th Sept – 6th Oct 2019
Junior Team GB trials will be held on 2nd March 2019 at On-X in Glasgow.
2019 IFMA European Championships
22nd Nov – 29th Nov 2019
The team that is picked for World Championships in Bangkok will be the same team that goes to Marbella.