Asia

Naban (Myanmar)

  • Name of sport (game): Naban
  • Name in native language: Burmese: နပန်း
  • Place of practice (continent, state, nation):

    Naban is especially popular among the Himalayan tribes. The Chin and Kachin people are both known for their skilled wrestlers.

  • Description:

    Originally based on Indian wrestling, it is practiced primarily in rural areas. Techniques include joint locks, strikes to pressure points, and chokeholds. Any part of the opponent's body is a legal target.