The first day of the competition showcased that Muaythai is more than safe with the next generation, as  the competing youngtsters showed skills far beyond their years and performed the cultural side of the sport with excellence.

The arena was packed and the stadium was filled with cheering. Teams which stood out on Day One were from countries such as England, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Australia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Belarus, Belgium, Azerbaijan, and host country Turkey.

The Cadet divisions were especially good, with some outstanding performances which had the spectators on the edge of their seats.