Bando is an ancient martial art from Burma (known today as Myanmar). Translations of the word Bando include:
1) Disciplined way or way of the disciplined.
2) Bando is a word derived from two different languages.
- In the Shan language, ban, means movement.
- In the Burmese language, do, means short distance.
These two words translate to mean close contact (unarmed combat).
3) Self - defense.
In the United States, Bando was introduced by Grand Master Dr. Muang Gyi. He organized the American Bando Association (ABA) & is the chief instructor for the ABA. The ABA is a non profit organization with the mission statement to preserve this fighting system from South East Asia & honor American veterans.
Bando includes self defense, weapons, forms, lethwei (boxing identical to Muay Thai of Thailand).
A martial arts school dedicated to providing practical instruction to the Saint Lucie County.
The school's mission statement is to:
1) Preserve this fighting system from South East Asia.
2) Honor U.S. veterans by attending services & fund raising.
The goal is to prepare students to protect themselves, learn discipline, improve their health & to be better citizens.
The school has competed in Muay Thai fights & Bando Nationals.
The school has assisted with fund raising for local veterans in collaboration with the Marine Corps League Jack Ivy Detachment # 666.