Messages from the President

Memorial Day, 2018

Memorial Day marks a season of passage and transition. For many of us, it marks the beginning of Summer and the shift to outside activities. Pool openings, parades, store sales, and barbecues with family and friends are timed to coincide with this weekend that holds so much meaning. The deeper meaning of this holiday, of […]

ABA President’s Corner

ABA’s mission, from it’s very beginning, has included honoring members of the U.S. military. Dr. Gyi’s father, U Ba Than Gyi, encouraged his son to “Express your gratitude and honor the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives in defense against the tyranny of Nazism and Fascism during World War II… Remember, the American troops […]

Congratulations To Our Kickboxers!

We had a great turnout this year – thanks to all of our competitors and to our Bando family members who came out to support our fighters as well as to honor our veterans. Highlights of the tournament include the awarding of both “Best Kickboxer” to Michael Dixon of Athens Bando Club and “Best Kickboxing […]

2014 ABA Weapons Camp

The 2014 Weapons Camp will be held on October 17th – 19th and we will be celebrating 50+ years of Bando in America.  The camp will be open to all brown-belts and above and will include training in the Hanthawaddy Bando systems of Dhot and Dha, as well as, the Kukri of the 10th Burma […]

Honoring and Serving our Military and Veterans

ABA’s mission, from it’s very beginning, has included honoring members of the U.S. military. Dr. Gyi’s father, U Ba Than Gyi, encouraged his son to “Express your gratitude and honor the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives in defense against the tyranny of Nazism and Fascism during World War II… Remember, the American troops […]

Veterans Day Message

On November 11th, the United States will be recognizing Veteran’s Day. In many other countries, this day of reverence is also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. Recognition of our those who serve or have served in the military, and the gratitude for the cessation of fighting and hostilities from WWI, is commemorated much […]

Memorial Day Message 2017

Memorial Day – May 29th, 2017 Many of us have time off today to spend time with family and friends. Memorial Day is much more than a holiday marking the beginning of summer, though. Originally called Decoration Day, the holiday arose after the Civil War as a day to visit the graves of soldiers and […]