The 2014 IFMA World Championships kicked off with an entertaining display of Malay culture and tradition, giving spectators a taste of the many multicultural facets that make Malaysia truly Asia.Teams and honoured guests were treated to some spectacular dance routines followed by a high impact show theatrical display from the Muaythai Live troupe which enthralled the audience with stunning acrobatics and fight sequences which to the story of thew history of muaythai and its famous legends.

The Honourable YBhg Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, CEO of LADA welcomed all the athletes, officials and representatives from over 100 countries and declared the championships officially opened.

Valentina Shevchenko of Peru delivered the athlete’s oath on behalf of the athletes and Eric Ekambi Kingue delivered the official’s oath on behalf of the Technical Officials.

It was a wonderful start to what is sure to be an exciting ring of top class muaythai action from the world’s elite amateur muaythai athletes.