Indochinese

USAdojo.com articles about Indochinese Styles from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam including Bando, Burmese Lethwei, Pradal Serey, Bokator, Muay Lao, Tomoi, Malay Tomoi, Muay Boran, Krabi krabong, Muay Thai, and Vovinam.

The Art of Fighting: Muaythai

In today's world, with it's renewed interest in fighting arts, there is one sport and fighting art that has been used supremely in both...

Vietnamese Style of Cuong Nhu

Cuong Nhu is a Vietnamese style of Karate. It's name comes from the Vietnamese phrase for yin and yang because it combines both hard...

Burmese Boxing

This hard, offensive style of martial arts is the opposite of the Burmese style of self-defense called Bando. It is also known as Lethwei....

Bersilat

Bersilat means "to do fighting" and this Malaysian martial art is similar to Pentjak Silat, an Indonesian martial art, which it is thought to...

Banshay

Banshay is a term for martial arts of Myanmar (formerly Burma, which borders India, China and Thailand). Banshay, is a general term that focuses...

Bando – Armed and Unarmed Combat From Burma

Despite the Chinese influences, Bando is credited as a style of armed and unarmed combat native to Burma. It is an assimilation of Karate-like...

Burmese Lethwei: The Tradition of Child Fighters

Burmese Lethwei, or Myanmar traditional boxing, is an ancient bare-knuckle fighting art that has survived in Myanmar despite decades of endless violence and governmental...

The Vietnamese Art of Cuong Nhu

The Vietnamese martial art of Cuong Nhu was born in 1965. Although its peers may consider the system a “youngster”; Cuong Nhu’s foundation is as...

Cambodian and Thai Martial Arts Explained

Since the launch of my web TV show, Martial Arts Odyssey, more than 18 months ago, I have received a lot of email asking...

Muay Thai Chaiya: It’s Nothing Like Muay Thai

I recently discovered Muay Thai Chaiya, which I train with Kru Lek. It is an ancient form of Muay Thai, a codified martial arts...

Vovinam

They beat the Chinese, the French, the Americans, and even Genghis Khan in war, so I figured the Vietnamese could teach this Brooklyn Monk...

Muay Thai Kawila

“Ten in a row on each side.” Said the coach. If he had been talking about punches I might have been OK. But it was...

Muay Lao: The Forgotten Art of Kickboxing

“You can gain extra power on your kicks by throwing your kicking arm down, but you need to protect your face with a cross...

The Last Thai Sword Master

Flashes of steel the clank of metal, blades blazing like fire: This is a practice session for Kru Pedro Villalobos and his trainer, Adjarn,...

Muay Thai Chakrit – A Brooklyn Monk in Bangkok

Coach Adjan Chakrit teaches Muay Thai Chaki style, he moves in circles, holding up the focus mitts, he calls out the commands. “One, one...

Khmer Traditional Wrestling

The Khmer traditional wrestling championships take place each August, in the Olympic stadium, along side the modern Olympic Wrestling Championships. Although held on the...