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Kyin is the Arakanese form of wrestling. Tournaments of this sport are usually held during big occasions such as pogada festivals.

In Kyin wrestling tournaments, practitioners usually put on a display of warming-up dancing, which is called “kyin kwin” in their local language. Then the fighting is on. The rules are simple. No punching. No touching on the face. No attacking below the belt. The winner throws his opponent to the ground a fixed number of times.

Rakhine Kyin Wrestling during 2017 Thingyan Festival in Mrauk-U

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A tournament of Arakanese kyin

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