The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) celebrates the affiliation of its newest member, the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA).
In its official statement, AIMMAA said: “The National board members and working committees of the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association are privileged to join the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation. As India’s largest and oldest registered MMA organization we are honoured to represent the IMMAF in India. Our motto for the last 10 years has been to protect the athletes and promote the sport. The IMMAF affiliation helps take our sport and our organization to new heights. With an active membership database of over 5000 members covering trained and certified officials, trainers and fighters, we believe that this new partnership between the AIMMAA and the IMMAF will benefit the entire Indian MMA community.”
AIMMAA offers open access to membership to everyone in India from martial artists to sports enthusiasts; also welcoming legitimate instructors from all combat sports to join hands with the organisation. Every gym, club and martial arts school that teaches MMA as part of its curriculum is offered a nationally recognised MMA training program which covers everything from ‘MMA for Fitness’ to a 2 year instructor program. AIMMAA has a dedicated division for police and military training in India; and according to Ministry of Sports’ policy, the AIMMA runs a separate division for women pledging to actively promote women’s MMA all year round. Among its projects AIMMAA also works with the Bollywood film industry to secure action roles for talented AIMMAA members and athletes.