Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a PhD student at Shanghai University of Sport, writing his dissertation, comparing Chinese traditional wrestling to modern, Olympic wrestling. In China, Antonio is on the university’s traditional Chinese wrestling team. The university lacks a men’s freestyle wrestling team, so Antonio’s best bet for training was to fly to Phnom Penh and train with the Cambodian national team. Jap Leun and Nguong Makara of the Cambodian team help Antonio understand the basics of freestyle wrestling and focus on techniques that Antonio can carry over to either Chinese traditional wrestling or MMA.
Cambodian National Wrestling Team (Part 1)
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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Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)