Lethwei: NHB Burmese kickboxing circa 1896

These two chaps were exhibits in a human zoo as part of the 1896 India and Ceylon exhibition held in London at the Sydenham Crystal Palace park. Uploaded by Maxime Chouinard.



it appears the band is smoking dope

Ido portals ancestors first utilizing their touch butt

couple of nice knee picks there

Wish they could have gotten the whole zoo exhibit on this party boat,


those guys were part of a display so they probably had to fight like that over and over for months....wonder if they just worked out a work that they could just do that over and over

It's clearly a demonstration as their part of the exhibit, everyone in the background is also performing some "trick". The dude on the left is a hacky sack machine.