The Premiere Inclusive Program in the World
Inclusive is an often misunderstood concept. It simply means that our program is unique in that we can deliver superlative instruction to EVERYONE. YOU included. That’s all.
From "Premier Athletes" to "Regular Joe's" to Students with specific physical, emotional, and intellectual challenges - we are perfect for you!
Martial Arts is an incredible platform for Mental, Physical, and Emotional well being. Individuals of all abilities can - and WILL - receive tremendous benefits from the practice.
Finally, there is a program tailored for everyone, that everyone can practice TOGETHER! This program has been in development since 2003 with the input of Special Education instructors, Physical, Occupational, Behavioral, and Speech Therapists, and masters of the Martial Art of Thaing and Bando.
It is modern, science based instruction of real, quality Martial Arts.
All Programs include Access to Weekly Live-Streamed Q&A with the Head Instructors!
This isn't just a video program that leaves you all on your own! Far from it!
When you join our program, you will join our community where you will become part of our world wide family of ITBA Bando practitioners! Communicate with students from around the world, share knowledge, get your questions answered, and take your journey together!
Our Facebook page is an open forum to meet fellow practitioners and share knowledge. Fun posts, related posts, and community of supporting friends and students is what it's all about!
On the community, we restrict access to only those actively training in our program and their families. Every Week, there is a series of live-streamed Q&A broadcast . Taught by Founder Sayagyi Daniel Carroll and Black belt instructors at his Austin, Texas school, these classes are your opportunity to train, ask questions, and have them answered in real time.
OUR ORIGINS ARE IN MYANMAR
As the American Center for the International Thaing Bando Association (ITBA), Members train in an Academy style of Myanmar Thaing and American Bando including, drills, forms, weapons, and Kickboxing if medically viable. In the online program, you will receive instruction it the skill sets of all of these.
BANDO means empty hand training. Drills and forms are taught from American Bando and Myanmar Thaing. This includes techniques from the 9 animal systems of Hanthawaddy Bando.
Lethwei, or "Burmese Boxing" is the most brutal and effective sport fighting in the World. Training the techniques and strategies of Lethwei in our skill set development imparts an astonishingly realistic and efficient sport and self-defense component to our program.
Banshay is the Weapon hand training. This program focuses on the practical short stick as our primary weapon of training. However, future programs will include opportunities to train in long staff, cane, baton, and pocket stick. We will also teach bladed weapons including the knife, Dha sword and Kukri to advanced adult belts.
WORLDS APART FROM EVERYONE ELSE
No other program in the world offers classes like these. Classes are specially designed for students who find themselves with physical needs that are most often addressed through occupational or physical therapy. The program is designed to be adaptable to the students specific needs and current limitations.
Our program was developed with input and guidance from Physical and Occupational Therapists
Students of all abilities are welcome to attend and participate with their peers.
Helping students self regulate through established behavioral therapies
Social Skill development for students on the Autism spectrum.
SO HOW DOES THIS ACTUALLY WORK?
The program is actually quite simple. The videos provide a structured and adaptable framework that you tailor to your abilities. We provide examples and suggestions for scalability and a scientifically valid approach to Adaptations, Accommodations, and Modifications to your program.
Through consistent communication with Instructors via the Facebook page, training group, and emails, we make sure your program is challenging yet appropriate for the individual. Training partners and coaches help guide the process at home, live stream classes help answer important questions and struggles, and a supportive network online provides constant and consistent encouragement and help.
This program is for EVERYONE! Yes, that includes YOU!