Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo learns some boxing and BJJ at Prokout, Phnom Penh’s newest MMA gym and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. French born, Theo, who goes by the name Chann Seyha, the leader of Prokout, has lived in Cambodia most of his life. He has a background in MMA, Bokator, and bradal serey (Khmer boxing) but he was smart enough to hire excellent, professional coaches. In addition to BJJ brown belt………you will find retired fighter, Rathana, who worked at Paddy’s Fight Club for many years, teaching boxing and bradal serey. Other, famous Khmer fighters are now permanent fixtures at Prokout, as more Khmers see MMA as a way of earning better paydays than Khmer boxing.
Watch Prokout MMA Phnom Penh (Part 1)
Watch Prokout MMA Phnom Penh (Part 2)
Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of sport, writing his dissertation on comparative forms of Chinese wrestling. He is martial arts and adventure author living in Asia, 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.
The Monk from Brooklyn, the book which gave Antonio his name, and all of his other books, the book available at amazon.com. His book, Warrior Odyssey, chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia, including stories about Khmer and Vietnamese martial arts as well as the war in Burma and the Shan State Army, 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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