A word from our president
Burmese fighting is considered the most brutal sports in the world. One of the last remaining arts where fighters can use ferocious headbutts as a weapon. It's by far the fastest growing sport in history and in recent years Lethwei has experienced massive growth in mainstream media and amassed a legion of fans worldwide. Lethwei is extreme in many ways: Extremely brutal, extremely entertaining, and extremely rich in culture. While Lethwei was born in Myanmar, it now belongs to the world. At WLF we aim to elevate the ancestral Art of 9 Limbs, and we promise to work relentlessly to bring pride to the people of Myanmar.

The WLF spreads knowledge of the ancient Burmese Martial of Lethwei and sanctioning events worldwide and keeping traditions alive.

Originating from Myanmar, South East-Asia, Lethwei is a full contact striking martial art that consist of striking, clinching, and throwing techniques. Lethwei is considered to be one of the most brutal martial arts in the world, as the sport is practiced bareknuckle with only tape and gauze while fighters are allowed to strike with their fists, elbows, knees, and feet, and the use of headbutts is also permitted. Disallowed in most combat sports, headbutts are important weapons in a Lethwei fighter's arsenal, giving Lethwei its name of The Art of 9 Limbs.