Senior General Min Aung Hlaing cordially greets officials, senior teachers of Myanmar Martial Arts Federation 

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing cordially greets officials, senior teachers of Myanmar Martial Arts Federation 

Nay Pyi Taw January 26 

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing cordially met officials and senior teachers of the Myanmar Martial Arts Federation, who are attending the final match of 2018-2019 Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Myanma martial arts competition and award presentation ceremony, at Zeyathiri Tatmadaw Stadium (B) here this evening. 

At the meeting, the Senior General said the Myanmar martial arts has been popular as a sport as well as a self-defence art since the time of the Myanmar Kings. The Tatmadaw is currently making efforts for the development of the Myanmar martial arts. Patriotism and the spirit to love the country can be born through the skillfulness of Myanmar martial arts among youths. The ultimate goal is for the inclusion of Myanmar martial arts as an event in the international games and to skillfully use it. It is not just for demonstration. He said he managed to train the Myanmar martial arts in the Tatmadaw as from 2015 and defined it as a main self-defence art in 2017. The Myanmar martial arts is a must in the Tatmadaw training depots. Uniformed rules and techniques should be applied Central Command in the Bando attack (A) class (49-53 kilos) event, and the first prize winning team representing Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and the second prize winning team representing Central Command in the Pencak Silat (A) class (45-50 kilos) event. 

 

Admiral Tin Aung San awarded the team representing Southern Command which won the best athlete award in the Bando attack event, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) in the Pencak Silat event, Central Command in the sword attack event and Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) in the skill demonstration event. Vice-Senior General Soe Win presented championship trophies to the team representing Southern Command in the Bando attack event, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) in the Pencak Silat event, Southern Command in the sword attack event and Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) in the skill demonstration event respectively. 

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presented overall Myanmar martial arts championship trophy to the team representing Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) which bagged 23 gold, six silver and six bronze medals, totalling 35 in the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Sports Competitions for 2018-2019. 

The competitions consisted of four sports events in Myanmar martial arts. Final matches of the competitions were Bando attack (A) class (61-65 kilos) event, Bando attack (A) class (45-50 kilos) event, Pencak Silat attack (A) class (55-60 kilos) event, Bando attack (A) class (49-53 kilos) event, one-sword attack (A) class (50-55 kilos) event and Pencak Silat attack (A) class (45-50 kilos) event. 
 

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