Lethwei

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Zheng Cirino
CIV, Sep 21, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lethwei (Burmese, pronounced: [le w ]) is an unarmed Burmese martial art. It is similar to related styles of Indochinese kickboxing, namely Muay Thai from Thailand, pradal serey from Cambodia, Muay Lao from Laos and tomoi from Malaysia.Lethwei was based on a combination of boxing arts from India and China.During the age of kingdom, matches were held for entertainment and were popular with every strata of society. Participation was opened to any male, whether king, warriors or public.At that time, matches took place in sandpits instead of rings. Boxers fought without protective equipment, only wrapping their hands in hemp or gauze. There were no draws and no point system, the fight went on until one of the participants was knocked out or could no longer continue.

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