Kickboxing News

A hard life in the ring

Close to a thousand people crowd into the bleachers and around the ring as the drums begin. Every bit of wall space is plastered with beer ads, and seven scantily clad women dance to entertain the crowds. As the fight starts, 20-year-old Prak Prayut circles his opponent …

An ancient and mystical Khmer martial art claws its way back

Under a billowing mulberry tree on the grounds of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, around 30 martial artists undergo their daily training under the instruction of a master.

They each stand on one leg while punching and elbowing the air for exactly 42 seconds…