Hopefully this site will prove to be timely and informative, and will provide insights as to the origins of today’s International Thaing/Bando systems, and especially Dr. Maung Gyi and the American Bando Association’s role in the development of the Burmese/Bando Martial Arts in America. * Please; If you have comments, stories, or anyone that you feel should be remembered here (Teachers-Colleagues-Students), by all means send in your information/suggestions for their inclusion. As a student/teacher/practitioner of Bando myself (45+ years), it is an all but impossible task for me to know, or to write about the many great personalities of the Thaing/Bando systems; So I am somewhat dependent on the collective energy & efforts of all of You who have been on this remarkable Journey as well…
TEMPLATE FOR SUBMITTING A MARTIAL ARTIST’S BIO/BACKGROUND:
- What kind of activities/sports/martial arts were you, or your recommendation involved with as a youth?
- Traditional sports – i.e. soccer, football, wrestling/boxing/gymnastics/weight training/track & field/martial arts/shooting/archery/scouts/ ? …
- What things were you/your recommended involved with in adolescence/young adulthood?
- What martial arts/sports combatives/military or law enforcement types of training have you participated in/learned or become proficient at or certified in as an adult?
- What achievements/rankings/levels/awards/competitions or recognitions have you earned/received ?
- What contributions to Thaing/Bando have You made; or successes have You experienced with your own students/athletes?
- Service: Military experience? Law Enforcement? Community/Social Work? Para-Military?
Thank You Again for your participation and contributions; Nomostay;
Respectfully Yours; Jon Collins – site moderator