The Challenger Muaythai


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Actor Name: Stephan Fox

General Secretary of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
Vice President of World Muaythai Council

Stephan was born in 1963 and is without a doubt one of the most renowned muaythai personalities in the world. His educational background is rooted both in Germany and Australia.Stephan has been involved in Martial Arts all his life and became involved in ring sports and MUAYTHAI since the late 70s, in which he won many competitive titles such as the South Pacific, Intercontinental and World titles, making his way from a student to champion to trainer and on to an executive in the world of sport.

He retired after 12 active ring years and in 1995 was asked by the late General Vorayudh Mesommonta to join the WMC and IFMA to help with international affairs. He has been the IFMA General Secretary since 1998 and WMC Vice President since 1999. Stephan has been competing and teaching Muaythai in over 40 countries and has taught students from over 100 Nationalities. Stephan was again re-elected for a 4th term in 2011 by a unanimous vote of over 100 countries.

Stephan is a specialist in Muaythai self-defence and has taught security forces for both private and government bodies. His training also extends to Muaythai to personal trainers around the world at institutions such as Fitness First where the gyms’ personal trainers get certified in muaythai based fitness training.

Stephan is also a TV celebrity, as the mentor host of Contender Asia, a celebrity trainer on the Biggest Loser Asia, a mentor and host on the Challenger Muaythai and host of many TV Shows such as Muaythai Fight Night on ESPN Star Sports, Fox Sports and True Television.

Stephan is also involved in many charity projects, especially in youth development through the Muaythai Against Drugs (MAD) program established by Privy Councillor to HM the King of Thailand, General Pichitr Kullavanijaya. The programme is aimed at taking children from the streets and re-integrating them into society through the values of martial arts. Stephan is also heavily involved in projects such as Peace and Sport, an organisation under patronage of the IOC in which Stephan founded the “Sport is your Gang” campaign, to motivate change and raise awareness to the danger of gang affiliation in youths. Another brain child motivational campaign started by Stephan is the “Do Good Feel Good” campaign.

Stephan is also a well-known speaker and has been invited to share his thoughts and expansive knowledge of sports at the podium at various forums and conventions such as the World Cultural Martial Art Forum in Beijing during the 1stSportAccord Combat Games as well as numerous editions of the annual IF Forum hosted by SportAccord, and motivational speaker at many international sport conferences.

Besides muaythai, Mr. Fox has an intensive background in a range of other martial arts including judo, boxing, wing tsun and Greco-Roman wrestling.

Mr. Fox was born in Germany, is a resident of Australia, and has been competing and working in Thailand for over 20 years. He is therefore seen in muaythai as the bridge between Eastern and Western cultures. As a competitor, Mr. Fox is known for his tenacity but also for his sportsmanship. Mr. Fox’s slogan “Respect All Fear None” has become a worldwide slogan which reflects not only muaythai but also his personal belief in having the highest respect for any competitor, be it in sport or business, and to be ready for any challenge put in front of you.