L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?

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Re: L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?

Postby iluvu » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:51 pm

SinnSisamouth wrote:meh

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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:06 pm

my friend uploaded more pics today, great picture
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Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:26 pm

Well, if you let your opponent climb on your knee and flimsily hold your arm, you deserve a good elbow to the head. I also don't get how an elbow to the top of the head can do any harm. Sounds it would hurt the elbow more than anything. Nice photography though.
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Re: L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?

Postby iluvu » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:37 pm

I guess you've never seen the documentary Ong Bak.
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Postby taabarang » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:02 pm

". I also don't get how an elbow to the top of the head can do any harm."

Again, I rather suspect that this is part of a kata from ancient times that could have been useful if there was a piece of elbow armor with an attached spike. If not then an elbow blow to the temple would be more effective if not lethal. This seems to me to be a vestigial choreographed piece of nonsense. If I judge a martial art that touts hand to hand unarmed combat I only study it for use...i.e. would this work in a street fight?

It seems to me in this case that of the attacked opponent were to quickly drop to the ground he might easily put an end to this cirque du soleil nonsense.
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Re: L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:14 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Well, if you let your opponent climb on your knee and flimsily hold your arm, you deserve a good elbow to the head. I also don't get how an elbow to the top of the head can do any harm. Sounds it would hurt the elbow more than anything. Nice photography though.
ramon dekkers used to get the elbow out to the top of the head, its not impossible ive seen it loads of times, can see here at 2m45s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW3be4WgMx4
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Re: L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:25 am

I realize it's a display/kata thing, but I still think those displays (no matter the sport) lame. Give me good ol' fashioned unarmed combat before any martial art "show".
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