||Naban or Burmese wrestling is a type of wrestling from Myanmar. Rather than being practiced as a separate art it is usually integrated into other martial arts (Green 2001: 545). Wrestling in Myanmar is most likely related to Indian wrestling and not Chinese (Green 2001: 545; Crudelli 2010: 145).|
Naban incorporates palm and foot strikes with the grappling techniques. The grappling techniques incorporate joint locks, pressure points and chokes. Attacks to any part of the body are permitted. Naban has been said to be practical in its tactics (Dunlap 2001: 634).
||- Dunlap, P. (2001). “Thaing” In Green, T. and Svinth, J. (eds.) Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.|
- Green, T.A. (2001). “Southeast Asia”. In Green, T. and Svinth, J. (eds.) Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
- Crudelli, C. (2010). The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Skills from Around the World, London: Dorling Kindersley.
*see also thaing, lethwei