Friday, 24 October 2014 04:53


There are a variety of martial arts schools/dojos where you can practice in Yangon. The list of types of martial arts are as follows-

 

Aikido  
There are about 6 different Aikido groups and 5 Aiki-dojos. YIH Aikido Dojo, one of the largest, trains mornings 8-9.30AM on weekends and evenings from 5:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Myanmar Aikido Association arranges training sessions and examinations.


Yangon International Hotel Aikido Dojo, No.330, Ahlone Road, Dagon Tsp (098586427)
Millennia Aikido, 267, 5th Flr. Pyay Rd., Myaynigone, Sanchaung Tsp (01516570, 09-5088410)

 

Karate
Although not as widely popular as it has been in the past, Myanmar still boasts some top-level fighters winning 10 medals in the recent SEA games.
The Myanmar Karate Federation organises training and tournaments.


Training is held from 7-8AM every morning on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and weekends at Aung San Memorial Stadium. All levels are welcome (01 379939)


There are also smaller dojos, such as the Buffalo Karate Club in Bahan and United Karate Club in Sanchaung.  
The International Karate Organization KyokushinKaikan  (a full contact form of karate) has numerous branches in Yangon. For a list see: ikomyanmar.com/dojo

 

Tai Chi
Most parks have people practicing Tai Chi at dawn, where people are welcome to watch or join in. The popular spots are People’s Park, Mahabandoola Gardens, Botahtaung Jetty and Inya Lake Side.
Top Tip: Watching the Tai Chi at dawn in People’s Park as the sun rises against Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmagic.


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