Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Vanishing Flame: Burma - Saturday June 16, 2012

For those that missed the October 1, 2011 show or the Muay Thaimes Spring 2012 article, you are in luck!

Check out the trailer:
The Vanishing Flame: Burma
A film presentation and discussion devoted to Burmese Martial Tradition 
Saturday, June 16th at 2pm 
Anthology Film Archives 
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.) 
New York, NY 10003 
Admission:  $10

SEMINAR: Dr. Gyi - Friday June 15, 2012 - Manhattan NY

Email for a pdf with Seminar Information or to request a hardcopy snailmailing.

I was originally greenlighted over tonight's dinner, but after we got home, my wife changed her mind... UGH. Such is life of a Family Man. I have 2 weeks to try to change her mind. She had plans for that night and had bought tickets already for the event.

*Crosses fingers*

Wish me luck!

p.s. Dr. Gyi will be at the Vanishing Flame - Burma show on the next day. See my next post for details.

Muay Thaimes: Burmese Lethwei: The Ancient Art of Bare Knuckle Fighting by Vincent Giordano

For those that missed or couldn't attend The Vanishing Flame:  Burma last year October 1, 2011, check out Muay Thaimes (Spring 2012 issue, Volume VI Number 1, pgs 72-79) for the article "Burmese Lethwei:  The Ancient Art of Bare Knuckle Fighting by Vincent Giordano".

Check this passage out from page 76:

"Lethwei fighters can use fists, palm strikes, throws, knees, elbows, kicks, head butts and some joint manipulations during a match. A groin shot is considered legal in the old system rules, since the fighter wore a cup and was told to protect himself just like he would protect his throat or head. In the modern fight arena, we see the groin shot frowned upon. There are generally warnings, before any disqualifications. No gouging or hair pulling or fish hooking is permitted, though they were legal in the ancient variant of the sport."
The article is a great overview of Burmese Lethwei!

If you cannot find this issue and want more information on the Burmese Bare Knuckle Fighting, check out my next post!


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