Banshay is a weapon-based martial art from Myanmar focusing primarily on the sword, staff and spear. Influenced by both Indian and Chinese sources, it is closely related to similar
Southeast Asian systems such as Thai krabi krabong, Cambodian kbach kun boran and Malay silat.
Banshay makes extensive use of the dha (sword) in pairs. Sword-fencing demonstrations and performances often begin with a pre-fight war dance in which the swordsman spins one or two
swords very close to the body without cutting themselves.