Thaing *

Martial Arts

Thaing is a generic name for Burmese/Myanmar Martial Arts.

Thaing comprises of

  • Bando (unarmed combat Thaing) and
  • Banshay (armed combat Thaing).


There are various schools of Thaing.

One famous school was started by Saya U Pyi Thein. He is familiar with the other martial arts. He translated/adapted a book on selected martial arts around the world. An unconventional one is called “Naga Ngway Thaing” where the practitioner “emits” a “horrible” smell that can knock out people.

U Chit Than succeeded U Pyi Thein as head of their Thaing movement.

Some Thaing sayas are experts in other disciplines.

  • U Po Kyaw Myint was a University Lecturer in Burmese.
    His pen name is Myan Sar Gon Kyaw Myint.
  • U Mya Thein is a lawyer.
    He astarred in the movie “Thadin Kyut Tawt Myee” along side Jolly Swe.
  • U San Maung taught Academy Nyunt Win for “Bando Lugalay Hnit Thuzar”.
    He also performed stunt in several movies.
  • Ko Min Din is a high school Luyechun.
    He volunteered for the Thaing demos at YTU and other schools.
  • Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt (M60) served as President of the RIT Thaing Association.
    Dr. Tun Aung Gyaw (EC69) served as Joint Secretary.

Notes :

  • There is also a school called “Thaing Byaung Byan” (literally meaning “Reverse Thaing”).
  • Dr. Khin Maung U had a leader of that movement as his patient.

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