In 2004, the Bokator association started. In 2007, the national champions took place for the first time. On July 16, 2011, Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, traveled to Siem Reap to witness the first ever, international Bokator tournament, as the team from France, lead by Benjamin (Sarin) Sebire took on the Khmers in this ancient MMA style fighting art. Kicks, punches, knees, elbows, ground fighting, chokes, submissions, and tiny, MMA gloves. It was brutal.
Brooklyn Monk in Asia: International Bokator Fight (Part 1)
Brooklyn Monk in Asia: International Bokator Fight (Part 2)
Brooklyn Monk in Asia: International Bokator Fight (Part 3)
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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
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