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Butthan martial art.png
Focus Hybrid
Country of origin Bangladesh Bangladesh
Creator Mak Yuree
Parenthood Lathi khela
Chinese martial arts
Tibetan unarmed combat
Olympic sport No
Official website http://www.ibuf.net/

Butthan (Bengali: বুত্থান) is a martial art from Bangladesh. It combines combat and self-defense techniques with sport and exercise. Its founder Mak Yuree aimed to recreate the martial heritage of Bangladesh by studying the existing disciplines from neighbouring countries, namely Indian silambam and kalaripayat, Burmese bando and banshay, as well as the Tibetan and Chinese martial arts.[1][2] The word butthan is of Sanskrit origin and means "defense with distinction".[1][3]


Butthan's three focuses of development are that of sport (krira), self-defense (atmarakshma) and well-being (kallyan). This is done through its five branches of training, as follows:[1]

Butthan Dhyana

Dhyāna focuses on mental and spiritual development through meditation and min zin.

Butthan Atmarakshma

The combat aspect comprises training in forms, weapons, and self-defense in unexpected confrontations. Weapons are divided into three main groups: latthi-kala (sticks of various sizes, including the three-section staff), osey-kala (curved single-edge sword) and rassi-kala (flexible weapons such as a rope or cord).

Butthan Sastrya

Siddha medicine and the treatment of injuries is taught.

Butthan Sarir Charcha

Flexibility and muscle strength are developed through stretches and hatha yoga.

Butthan Kawshol Biddya

This branch focuses on goal-setting and the proper mindset to achieve them.


  1. ^ a b c "about Butthan". International Butthan Federation. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grand Master Prof. Dr. Yuree". Butthan martial art. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brief Bio of Dr. MAK Yuree Vajra Muni (Thunder Sage)". Butthan martial art. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 

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