What is Thang-Ta?
Thang-ta is a martial art form of Manipur, India.
This distinct martial technique is performed mainly by the Meitis of Manipur.
Thang-ta, are actually names of primary weapons used in this art form in which a Thang is a spear and a Ta is a sword.
For Meititis it is a way of life - The exercises, movements and the fighting methods are meant to instill discipline, boost self-confidence, safeguard women, respect elders or fight for the kingdom.
Other weapons are also used like ‘arambai’ (a pointed small spear with traditional poison filled at the tip), ‘thang’ and ‘chungoi’ and many others which add power to Thang-ta.