American Bando Association Photos

Good to see American Bando Association techniques are similar to our Combat Bando, perhaps way back in history we share the same lineage that come from China and India. It is indeed Dr. Maung Gyi brought the art to the west. Without him many people in the west will not heard of Bando. I remember my master told me Dr. Maung Gyi brought the art to the USA and Europe, I want you to lead another chapter in the history. (Dr. Maung Gyi's sister was my master school teacher).

Bando is a multi-faceted martial art, with roots in China-Burma-India. The system was brought to America in the late 1950’s by Maung Gyi (now Dr. U M. Gyi, Grandmaster.) It is practiced by a small group of dedicated students and teachers here in the U.S. under the auspices of the non-profit American Bando Association.
The Association is unique in that its purpose is to honor and support veterans. Dr. Gyi has retired from active involvement in the Association, but continues to maintain a demanding teaching schedule.
During the past half-century, Dr. Gyi has raised up a cadre of senior students who are now Masters in their own right. Grandmaster Gyi has appointed Masters for the various Bando animal systems and other arts, such as Kukri and the Monk System. The Bando system is comprehensive and diverse, even eclectic.

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Kung Fu Fitness is a combination of different Kung Fu style and Bando Kick boxing (Lethwei).