Antonio lived in Cambodia from 2004-2005. during that time, he spent three months studying Khmer intensively, then spent the rest of the time in the field, doing interviews and research, writing articles for media all over the world. His first 18 months in Cambodia culminated in his book, “Re-Discovering the Khmers.” The book follows Antonio on an adventure tour from Siem Reap, to Sihanookville, Phnom Penh, Bokor Mountain, Ratanakiri, and other locations, mountain climbing, scuba diving, martial arts, ethnic minorities and tribes s well as ancient and modern Khmer culture. He returned to Cambodia several times, over a period of years, to continue his martial arts training. In 2010, his book “Warrior Odyssey” was released by Black Belt Books. “Warrior Odyssey” contains two in-depth chapters on Khmer martial arts. His next book, “Khun Khmer: Cambodian Martial Arts Diary”, is expected to be released by the end of 2011. This will be the first complete book of Khmer martial arts ever written.
Antonio Graceffo Speaking Khmer (Part 1)
Antonio Graceffo Speaking Khmer (Part 2)
Antonio Graceffo and Benjamin (Sarin) Sebire discuss the recent Cambodia vs. France Bokator MMA fight and the preparation for the upcoming MMA fight in Malaysia, which Antonio Graceffo and a team of three Khmer Bokator fighters will fight in. This will be the first time Bokator fighters have fought outside of the country, and it marks an historic day for the development of the sport of Bokator.
Antonio Graceffo is self-funded and needs donation to continue his writing and video work. To support the project you can donate through the paypal link on his website, www.speakingadventure.com
Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on http://www.blackbeltmag.com
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