The IBWA is an organization that serves as an international platform for popularizing and developing traditional wrestling/belt wrestling throughout the world irrespective of race and political followings. The Association takes part in the exchanging of know-how, knowledge, information and data, referring to the traditional wrestling/belt wrestling which, in turn, contributes to its development and popularization on local, national, regional and international levels. ABWF has been affiliated with IBWA since 2006.
International Association on Traditional Wrestling Sports (IATWS)
Belt Wrestling as a sport has been recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia since 2007 and is included in the program of Asian Martial Arts & Indoors Games 2017. ABWF has been affiliated with OCA since 2009.