Lethwei or Burmese bareknuckle boxing is a full contact combat sport from Myanmar that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Lethwei is considered to be one of the most aggressive and brutal martial arts in the world, because the fighters fight bareknuckle with only the use of tape and gauze on their hands. The use of fists, elbows, knees, and feet, but more surprisingly, the head makes it a very unusual martial art. Although disallowed in many combat sports, in Lethwei, the use of headbutt is encouraged. This is the reason it also known as “The Art of 9 Limbs”.
It is similar to related styles in other parts of the Indian cultural sphere, namely Muay Thai from Thailand, Pradal Serey from Cambodia, Muay Lao from Laos, Tomoi from Malaysia and Musti-yuddha from India.
Combat Sports -> Lethwei
The coronavirus has slammed the breaks on the sporting world recently. Including lethwei, where the pandemic is putting a strain on its fighters.
The World Lethwei Championship reflects on the difficult decision to postpone their recent WLC: Khmer Kingdom card because of the coronavirus.
The World Lethwei Championship (WLC) has announced some big plans for 2020. Whilst also announcing the full weigh-in results, ahead of tonight’s WLC: BATTLEBONES.
Naimjon Tuhtaboyev is predicting that he will knockout Too Too, when he challenges him for the WLC middleweight title at WLC: Battlebones.
World Lethwei Championship have announced the first few fights for their WLC: Fearless Tigers super card, which will go down on October 11 in Myanmar
Htet Naing Aung and Sai Maung Maung will face each other at WLC: KING OF NINE LIMBS, a couple of decades after their fathers, lethwei legends Zaw Win Tun and Shwe Sai, fought each other.