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March 10, 2010. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Late morning.

I pulled on my swim trunks, trainers, and a tank top and walked out of my little guesthouse room, sliding through the cramped restaurant strewn with tables, and out into the hot, dusty air of Phnom Penh. It's a hot day. It'll be good to swim after lifting weights.

I said, "No no, thank you" to the tuk-tuk drivers offering to take me somewhere in the city, pushed through the little crowd, and out onto the street. The streets in Cambodia more resemble alleyways than streets, and I navigate around people and vehicles.

I went down to the end of the street, turned left, and skirted along close to the local restaurants, half-tent half-storefront type places to get food. I stepped into the crosswalk, the Hotel Cambodiana rising in front of me. I check right and then left, and I watch left as I cross, watching for oncoming traffic.


Kickboxing Vs Thai Boxing, the Difference!!

On The Zany Chicken

When I was 10 my father trained me for kick boxing, Thai boxing and various other combat practices. He told me that it would help me for my self-defense, it will improvise my physical health and fitness. At that time I was not aware of what all that was, till I entered my 12th year of age. One day I was surfing on the internet and was reading about random things. I searched for martial arts, not knowing that they all weren't same at all. There are thousands of martial arts techniques practiced daily in the world, some of them are:

Surma stickfighting, Capoeira, Dambe, Nguni Stick Fighting, Bare knuckle boxing, Istunka, Vale Tudo, Nuba fighting, Wen-Do, Bojuka, kickboxing, Bok Fu, Close Quarters Combat, Perisai Diri, Kuntao, Tarung Derajat, Chun Kuk Do, Collegiate wrestling, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Thai boxing, Kyūjutsu, Kyudo, Ninjutsu, Danzan-ryū, Emerson Combat Systems, Gaidojutsu, And many more…

And I was aware of only few of these Thai Boxing, kick boxing, Judo, Karate and Ninjutsu which my father use to teach me daily.At first I thought that kick boxing and Thai boxing are the same, but later on I came to know that

kick boxing is a group of martial arts and stand-up combat sports based on punching and kicking, originated from, Muay Thai, Karate and Western boxing. It is moreover a type of Hybrid martial arts. Japanese kickboxing was originated in the late 1960s, while in America it was in 1970’s and,

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