Dr. Sakchye Tapsuan, IFMA President, together with the Muaythai Ambassador, Somluck Khamsing opened the Cultural Exhibition at the Yulbeiny Stadium, where the SportAccord Combat Games Muaythai, Boxing and Kickboxing competitions are being held.

His speech reflected on the importance of combat games in terms of the power of sports to unite cultures in friendly competitions. Martial arts in particular, compared to other sports, are national treasures, ancient styles and legacies: excellence is not an act but a habit.

All combat sports have one point in common: the following of a strict code of honour and competitors rather fail while following such code, rather than succeed by fraud.