On behalf of the World Muaythai Council and the world muaythai community, we wish to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of the Lithuanian Muaythai Union’s beloved President, Dr. Nerijus Zukas. His death is no doubt a great loss.

A doctor of Technical Sciences, a Martial Arts enthusiast, a former diplomat and businessman, Dr. Zukas entered as a candidate for Presidency of the Lithuanian Muaythai Union in November 2013.


Dr. Zukas became President after the Extraordinary Conference of union members voted unanimously. Upon his election he said “I am convinced that the development of muaythai in Lithuania has a lot of untapped potential. Together with my team and the sport community, we will be working on promoting the sport and make every little effort to help sport clubs to educate highly skilled athletes”

His hard work bore fruit when the Lithuanian team that participated at the recent IFMA World Championships under his leadership took home a silver medal. It was in Langkawi where many of the IFMA family had the great opportunity to meet and know Dr. Luksas. We will remember fondly his great drive for excellence, intelligence and warmth.

We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends who are affected so greatly by this loss. We honour him and those whose lives he touched are in our thoughts and prayers.