The art was almost lost in the Cambodian genocide, but it is making a comeback in Phnom Penh, thanks to the efforts of Grand Master San Kim Saen.
Martial Arts Odyssey: Bokator Radio
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“Martial Arts Odyssey” host, Antonio Graceffo, was the first foreigner to ever train in or write about the Cambodian martial art, Khmer Bokator. Since his first story about the art appeared in “Black Belt Magazine,” five years ago, the art has been featured in various international TV shows and documentaries. Antonio’s own efforts to film the art and make it available to the world have been fraught with difficulties. The release of the full-length Bokator film he was involved in is two years behind schedule. The Six episodes of “Martial Arts Odyssey” he shot in Cambodia were done on a borrowed camera, in some strange HD format, which he has been unable to edit.
This compilation video was done from various Bokator clips, filmed over a period of five years, combined with audio provided by a radio interview Antonio did with DJ Julian of Love FM in Phnom Penh, during the filming of the movie, “Brooklyn Bokator.” Viewers will get a real treat as they will see the Antonio get fat, get fit, get fat, and get fit again, as the video clips were shot over a period of years.
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Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the host “Martial Arts Odyssey,” a web TV show which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
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Contact him: Antonio@speakingadventure.com
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This episode was edited by Antonio Garceffo and features the official Martial Arts Odyssey intro and outro by Andy To. Some of the video was shot by Tim Pek of Transparent Pictures, and it features a radio interview courtesy of DJ Julian and Love FM of Phnom Penh.