May 6, 2009

What is Bando?

Bando Systems

Bando (or "Thaing") is a generic Burmese term that means "the way of the warrior." During the Japanese occupation in Burma of World War II, the term "Bando" was first used to identify the Burmese martial systems. These Burmese fighting systems varied in style and use between different ethnic groups, regions and tribes within Burma. Traditionally, Bando encompasses Banshay (weapons), Lethwei (bare-knuckle kick boxing), Naban (grappling), and Thaing (empty hand fighting). Bando also contains animal systems that compliment a practitioner's body type, size and physical strength, as well as their psychological characteristics and personal demeanor. All of the animal systems incorporate standup and ground tactics including striking, grappling, biting and weapons. In the Bando system, techniques that are normally considered illegal and impolite in the modern world are encouraged and vigorously studied. Vicious attacks to the groin, biting and eye gouging as well as other techniques considered heinous in nature are turned into a science. These techniques practiced in combination with basic and advanced grappling or standing techniques, propel the practitioner into a different realm of understanding and ability.
(ယုံၾကည္ခ်က္ ။ ။ မုဒိမ္းေကာင္ လူရမ္းကား ၀ါဒကုိ ေဒါသမထြက္ပါနဲ႔… ႏွိပ္ကြပ္ရလုိ႔လဲ ပီတိမျဖစ္ပါနဲ႔. . . ကုလားကုိလဲ လူမ်ဳိးေရး မႏွိပ္ကြပ္ပါနဲ႔ . . အဲဒါေတြက အက်ဳိးမရွိပါဘူး။ ယုတ္ညံ့သည့္ ၀ါဒဆုိးၾကီးကုိ ျဖဳိဖ်က္ေရးမွာ ခင္ဗ်ားကုိယ္တုိင္ အုတ္တစ္ခ်ပ္ သဲတစ္ပြင့္အျဖစ္ လုပ္ကုိင္ေရးက လက္ေတြ႔အက်ဆုံးျဖစ္ပါသည္ )

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