Nov 23, 2020
Bokator is an ancient Khmer fighting technique that was lost during the Khmer Rouge. On Mayly's recent trip to Cambodia, she was able to meet one of the last teachers of Bokator, Grand Master San Kim Sean, where he explains the importance of preserving the heritage for Cambodians and Cambodian Americans. This ancient fighting technique is where most popular fighting techniques are derived from. Bokator was a forbidden activity to perform, thus the reason for its lack of popularity. San Kim Sean hopes to digitize the art so future generations can practice this forbidden art. He has dedicated his life to keep the art alive and vows to tell the world about this Cambodian fighting technique that is inherently Khmer.