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History
Let Whay (Lethwei) is an unarmed Burmese martial art. It is similar to related styles of Indochinese kickboxing, namely Muay Thai from Thailand, Pradal Serey from Cambodia, Muay Lao from Laos and Tomoi from Malaysia.
In ancient times, matches were held for entertainment and were popular with every strata of society. Participation was opened to any male, whether king or commoner. At that time, matches took place in sandpits instead of rings. Boxers fought without protective equipment, only wrapping their hands in hemp or gauze. There were no draws and no point system—the fight went on until one of the participants was knocked out or could no longer continue.

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Style
Aside from punches, kicks, elbows and knee attacks, Burmese boxers also make use of head-butts, raking knuckle strikes and take downs.
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Videography

Myanmar Kickboxing (Lethwei - Burma)

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Saw Shark(Myanmar Lethwei) vs. Cyrus Washington(USA)

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Myanmar Lethwei match from Golden Triangle, game 4

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Best Bareknuckle Fighter in the world - King of Lethwei...

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Myanmar Lethwei vs Muay Thai - Saw Gaw Mu Do (Myanmar)...

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Myanmar Lethwei, Poe K vs. Saw Shark

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