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.

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...

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

Vovinam, The Traditional Vietnamese Martial Art: They beat the Chinese, the French, the Americans, and even Genghis Khan in war, so I figured the Vietnamese...

Muay Thai Kawila

Muay Thai Kawila: Training in the Big Stadium in Chiang Mai “Ten in a row on each side.” Said the coach. If he had been talking...

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

Fighting in the Dirt is a Matter of Preserving Khmer Heritage Two drums beat. Wrestlers, dressed in colorful gonsain (loin cloths) dance. As they whirl...

A Brooklyn Monk Trains Burmese Boxing

Antonio Graceffo Trains Burmese Boxing An old man slapped me under the chin with the palm of his hand. My head whipped back, and I saw...

San Kim Sean Shares Khmer Bokator

Grand Master San Kim Sean shares about Khmer Bokator, The Ancient Form of Cambodian Martial Arts. “We can fight standing up.” Explained San Kim Sean,...

Amazing Muay Thai Camp in a Village in Krabi

“Muay” means to “Fight” and “Thai” is Thailand and “Muay Thai” comes from “Muay Boran” which is Thailand’s ancient fighting defense system that has...

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