Chinthes in the ABA

TITLE OF “BANDO CHINTHE”

The Chinthe is an ancient mythical, mystical, magical and spiritual being that protected and guarded the temples of Burma for more than 2000 years, and this symbol has long been loved by the people of Myanmar.  In WW2, the name “Chinthe” was also the origin of the name for the Burma Rifles, and they were called the “Chindits”.  Similarly, over the span of the past 50 years, many Bando leaders in the United States have provided invaluable service to the ABA.

By decree of Grandmaster Dr. U Maung Gyi, the people listed below are hereby given the title of “Bando Chinthe” – protector and preserver of Bando in the United States.

Sayaji Wakeel Abdulla

Sayaji Zulfi Ahmed

Sayaji Bill Anderson

Sayaji Stephen Anderson

Sayama Elana Benasutti

Sayaji Frank Benasutti

Sayaji Cordell Blackshere

Saya Jason Boyer

Sayaji Mark Bjishkian*

Sayama Celeste Brown*

Sayama Mary Burton

Sayama Cheryl Cesta

Saya Greg Cochran

Sayaji Jon Collins

Sayaji Kenny Corl

Sayaji David Croft

Sayaji Lloyd Davis

Saya Bill Darr

Sayama Leslie Darr

Sayaji Mike Decker

Sayaji Steve Denty

Saya Tim Dobson

Sayaji Dr. Karl Duff

Sayaji Buzz Evans

Sayama Renee Fabry

Sayaji Alain Feschet

Sayaji Dr. Pat Finley

Sayaji Timothy Fleming

Sayaji Jerry George

Sayaji Sidney Grandison

 

Sayama Del Greer

Sayaji Robert Hill*

Sayaji Tom Hogan

Saya John Hopper*

Sayaji Steve Jaszeck

Saya Curtiss JayJohn

Sayaji Sam Jones

Saya Tahid Kalid

Sayaji Dave Keeney

Saya Brian Kelly

Sayaji John Kelley

Sayamaji Deborah Kirkman

Sayaji Dr. Paul Kwan

Sayaji Jerome Lauderdale

Sayaji Gary Layton

Sayaji Ed Lesho

Sayaji Monte Lester

Sayaji Dr. Marc Lewis

Sayaji Michael Mai

Sayaji R. Joe Manley

Saya Dave Martin

Sayaji Mike Martin

Sayaji Robert Maxwell

Sayaji Dr. Al Mazzarella

Sayama Sharon Mazzarella

Sayaji John McNeill

Sayaji Ron Meekins*

Sayamaji Mary Mester

Sayaji Dr. Dale Minor

Saya Ethan Minor

 

Saya Ron Minnix

Saya Steve Minnix*

Saya Dr. Jim Muntean*

Sayaji O Sensei Mashito Nashida

Sayaji David Osborne

Sayamaji Fredi Prevost

Sayama Mimi Quinn

Sayaji Rick Rossetter

Saya Dave Rucker

Sayaji Dr. Dwight Scherban*

Sayaji Mark Semingson

Saya Levron Schuchalter

Saya Joseph Singleton

Sayaji Douglas Soe Lin

Sayaji Mark Sollinger

Sayaji Trent Stevens

Sayaji Rick Suskind

Sayaji Lionel Taylor*

Saya Alvis Tinnin

Sayama Cheryl Tippie

Saya Lon Walls

Sayaji L. Randall Webb

Sayaji Vattel Wiggins

Sayaji Dr. Geoff Willcher

Sayaji Dr. Duvon Winborne

Saya Russell Wood

 

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