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    Lethwei, muay khmer and muay thai are all very closely related. The Thai fighters wear gloves because they can afford them. Lethwei fighters still use rope and gauze to protect their hands and there is the use of headbutts. Also in lethwei matches there are 2 referees, I believe one from each camp. Other than that, they are amazingly similar. From what I have seen it is just different flavors of the same sort of thing. Like the difference between Syrian Arabic and Jordanian Arabic. It's still Arabic just a little difference in expression.

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    ABOUT BURMESE BOXING

    This hard, offensive style of martial arts is the opposite of the Burmese style of self-defense called Bando. It is also known as Lethwei. Burmese boxing is similar to Thai boxing. Most Burmese boxers are farmers. The Shan dance, called the fight dance, which is still seen today, is really a method of training for actual combat. Burmese boxers train alone or with a partner, but there is no equipment like heavy bags. Practitioners are divided into four groups: youth, novice, intermediate and professional, but there are no weight classifications. Promotion from one category to the next occurs as a result of contest wins. A contest consists of four untimed rounds. A blow that delivers a visible shock or an effective grappling technique will end a round, except for the last round, which goes on until one participant is bloodied, gives up, or is knocked out. Blood must result from a head wound, so most attacks are aimed high.

    From http://www.usadojo.com/martial-arts-...ese-boxing.htm

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    so pretty much what I was thinking
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    Pretty much :happy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungkorn Dam
    ABOUT BURMESE BOXING

    The Shan dance, called the fight dance, which is still seen today, is really a method of training for actual combat.
    Sounds like Capoiera to me ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reese
    Sounds like Capoiera to me ;)
    Yeah I'm not sure what that's all about. Could be kind of like a 2 man form something(?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungkorn Dam
    Yeah I'm not sure what that's all about. Could be kind of like a 2 man form something(?)
    Full contact one steps

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    Much like Tai Chi, the deadliest of secret fighting techniques are hidden in these deceptively dangerous forms!

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