The World Expo in Dubai has been praised as one of the most outstanding World Expos and muaythai was proud to be part of this event.
A special muaythai arena was constructed with the aim of offering a journey to all aspects of the sport and art from the ancient past to a prosperous future. It was the perfect arena where the cultural aspects of muaythai were showcased through the ancient traditions and values, promoting Thailand as the motherland of the sport; but also the universality reflected in the 148 member countries of IFMA. There couldn’t be any place better from which to deliver this message than at the World Expo.
Spectators were able to enjoy traditional music performed by the Muaythai ensemble or Pi Muay, played as part of the traditional pre-ritual of each contest; as well as the cultural performance by the national muay boran team both sponsored by the NSDF.
On the competition side, it was certainly the best of the best from all 5 continents promoting peach through sport and cultural understanding in a world which is more fragile than ever.