Naban

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Naban is a term for the various grappling martial arts of Myanmar. Techniques include joint locks, strikes to pressure points, and choke holds. Any part of the opponent’s body is a legal target. Naban is a Burmese unarmed grappling/wrestling/ground fighting art and is derived from Indian wrestling. It looks at...

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Lethwei

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Lethwei or Lethawae also known as Burmese Boxing and Myanmar Traditional Boxing, is a form of kickboxing which originated in Myanmar (Burma). Lethwei is in many ways similar to its siblings from neighboring South-East Asian countries such as Tomoi from Malaysia, Pradal Serey from Cambodia, Muay Lao from Laos and...

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Banshay

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Banshay is a weapon-based martial art of Myanmar. Both Indian and Chinese sources influenced the development of weapons systems. The sword, staff and spear are the major weapons. With the sword, the goal is to disarm the opponent. Sword fights are even conducted with the sword still sheathed, since only under...

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Bando

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Bando a self-defense martial art from Burma. The earliest meanings of Bando were “self-discipline, self-development, and self-improvement”.  Later, it came to mean, “self-protection, or self-defense”. Bando includes the empty-hands methods and animal forms: eagle, bull, cobra, panther,...

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What is Thaing

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Burmese martial arts, collectively called Thaing, have a long history, which includes regional influences. Thaing is a Burmese term used to classify the indigenous martial systems of ancient Burma (now Myanmar). The word “thaing” loosely translates to “total combat”. The forms of thaing...

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Thaing Overview

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Like Thailand, Burma, its neighbor, developed systems of unarmed fighting hundreds of years ago. Since India and China are two of its neighbors, it is not surprising that the evolution of unarmed fighting techniques owed much to India and China. As in the case of China, Buddhist monks had much to do with the...

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The Thaing

The Thaing | What is Thaing | Thaing Overview | Bando | Banshay | Lethwei | Naban Like Thailand, Burma, its neighbor, developed systems of unarmed fighting hundreds of years ago. Since India and China are two of its neighbors, it is not surprising that the evolution of unarmed fighting techniques owed much to India and China. Thaing is a Burmese term used to classify the indigenous martial...

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