Khmer Traditional Wrestling

Khmer traditional wrestling is a folk wrestling style from Cambodia. Bas-reliefs of certain Angkor temples depict both men and women competing in this form of wrestling. Female wrestlers are displayed on the Banteay Srei temple. A traditional Khmer wrestling match consists of three rounds. A round may be won by forcing an opponent to his back. A wrestler wins the match by winning two of the...

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Pradal Serey (Khmer Boxing)

Pradal Serey (English: Khmer Boxing) is the Khmer name for a system of Indochinese martial arts practiced in several Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand (where it is called Muay Thai), Malaysia (where it is called Tomoi), Laos (where it is called Muay Lao) and as a similar style in Myanmar (called Lethwei). Pradal means fight and serey means free. Translated literally, it means...

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Bokator

Bokator or more formally, Labok Katao, Khmer martial art is possibly the predecessor of all Southeast Asian kickboxing styles. It is easy to believe that Bokator was the close quarter combat system used by the ancient armies of Angkor. The modern practioner of martial arts will recognise the more military style of Bokator. Angkoren Warriors will have been a key factor in enabling a ...

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