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Achieve Your Ultimate Fitness level, Silat Style!

Posted on 09 February 2011 by Tony Hackerott

The martial arts known as Silat is not very well known in the U.S. but it is very popular internationally!  This arts has now spread from Java, Singapore, and Thailand and Silat is said to have influenced the most popular martial arts in the US which is Okinawan karate.  Although you may never have heard of it or seen it performed check out this art and you will see for yourself that it is right up there with the best.  This art is also known for it’s intense training and hard workouts, so it is perfect for those who want to get into shape and lose some pounds!

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Bokator and Khmer Traditional Wrestling

Posted on 28 July 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Bokator is an indigenous martial art that was developed by the Khmer people and used by the ancient armies of Angkor. It is thought to be the predecessor of all Southeast Asian kickboxing styles. Also known as labok katao, it is an extremely complex system that has a total of 341 different styles.  Bokator contains a number of locks, strikes, holds, and submissions.

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Bokator Style Martial Arts

Posted on 25 June 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Bokator is an indigenous martial arts that was developed by the Khmer people and used by the ancient armies of Angkor. It is thought to be the predecessor of all Southeast Asian kickboxing styles.

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Southeast Asian Martial Arts – Muay Thai (Thai boxing)

Posted on 14 May 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Muay Thai is a hard fighting piece of mixed martial arts that resembles pradel serey, tomoi, and muay Lao from Laos. It is probably derived from Muay Thaimuay boran and krabi krabong. Also known as Thai boxing or Thai kickboxing, it is the national sport of Thailand and enjoys worldwide popularity, thanks in part to a daily televised bout in Thailand and the movie Ong Bak, starring Tony Jaa in a feature that seamlessly blended acrobatic stunts and Thai boxing.

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