IMMAFA is the Australian
Federation of IMMAF,
the world governing body of
Mixed Martial Arts
MMAF Australia is one of the most innovative and proactive federations in the world today. As a professional MMA organisation in Australia, we are passionate and driven to develop the sport in a safe, professional manner, offering our members the best possible opportunities in education, competition, and career development.
World MMA Awards 2019
IMMAFA was awarded the title of the most proactive federation in the world in the area of Coach Education
World MMA Awards 2021
In February 2021, IMMAFA will launch its new Youth Development Program, for which they received an Award Of Excellence.
Global MMA grading systems were pioneered by the IMMAFA
As part of MMA's recognition as a stand-alone martial art and sport, it's been long overdue to establish a belt system that students and athletes could advance through when competing, and also as a way of recognising and rewarding hard work and dedication in our sport.
President Richie Cranny is also the chairman of the IMMAF World Coaching Commission, which oversees the continuous improvement of IMMAF's coaching education and works with multiple commissions to achieve Olympic recognition.
Our members also have the opportunity to earn internationally recognised certifications in a wide variety of areas related to MMA.
Multiple Coaching Certifications
Multiple Referee and Judging Certifications
Hand Wrapping Courses
National Coach Internships
IMMAFA pioneers Long Term Youth Development Program in MMA
A first-of-its-kind MMA program will be launched in Australia in February 2022.
Our program aims to empower and provide real-life skills to the next generation of Aussie kids. The program provides a platform for our youth to become not only martial artists, but also to continue their education in nutrition, mental health and sports science, and to compete at some of the world's most prestigious amateur mixed martial arts events if they wish.
There is no doubt this will be a game changer for our sport, and all of our members can be a part of this exciting program, whether they are gym owners, coaches, or students.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth,
but we can build our youth for the future.