Kep City. A soccer game between the teams of Sihanoukville and Kep was one f the ways to celebrate Christmas at the Don Bosco Vocational Center on December 25 afternoon. The game ended in a draw and went to penalties that gave the victory to Kep. The technical school invites groups of Kep and Kompot to challenge its soccer and volleyball teams, trained currently by Italian-Belgian coach Cassale. Contact the administration for any possible schedule. In January there is a program of rhythmic gymnastics for the afternoon.
Sihanoukville. Kep City as a visitor was convincing in the first time with a goal of Ty Tho, 22, a leading from Kompong Thom in the Don Bosco Oupram playground this evening. But the victory was for Sihanoukville with two goals connected by Huo, 19, a Takeo man, who is already a figure in the Sihanoukville local team. Kep did keep the pressure on Sihanoukville the first 45 minutes, starting the game brightly and was a goal only for 10 minutes by Ty Tho. Sihanoukville became disparate running to protect their camp from the Kep insistingly attacks. To the second time Huo was invited by the coach and the game changed with a more confident Sihanoukville that controlled the ball to put in twice to the bottom of the net by this local soccer figure.
Sihanoukville. Japanese Aikido’s master Kaneko Shinichi, a volunteer based in Cambodia, will give a demonstration of this Japanese martial art at the Khmer University of Technology and Management, KUTM, of the city port. Aikido means the Way of Unifying Life Energy and it is developed as a practice to self-defense and protection of others from attackers. Pradal Srey, the Cambodian martial arts, is widely practiced in the country, although some foreigner martial arts like Taekwondo are present in the Cambodian post-Khmer Rouge era. In Sihanoukville, a city without an authentic sport vocation, there is already a Taekwondo club leaded by Korean Christian groups at the Leu Market. Kaneko Shinichi is going to do his opening Aikido demonstration this Sunday at 9 AM to promote the participation of young people at his lessons with a cheap fee: 20,000 riels for Cambodians, 60,000 riels for foreigners and free for persons coming from KUTM or NGO schools. Cambodians can attend Aikido lessons on Wednesdays at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00, foreigners on Fridays at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00 and KUTM students and NGOs on Sundays at 8:00 and 9:30. Number phone for more information 012.21.67.20 and 017.95.65.85.
Phnom Penh. The four Cambodian channels – CTN, TV3, TV5 and Bayon – will transmit Saturday and Sunday 36 fight matches of Pradal serey. There were 11 matches yesterday, making 47 this weekend. The television broadcast of Pradal starts around 15:00, but CTN covers the night fights. Two foreign sportsmen will participate this time. Here the schedule for this weekend: Continue reading
Phnom Penh. Although a little old (May 14), I find this relate very interesting from one of my journalist students of how he saw a pradal fighting where two foreigners tried to get a name in the Cambodian rings. The first fight was made by nationally known Chey Kosol of the Sanghawk Kayla Club against Japanese Atoshi Namura and they tied the fight. At the end of the game Continue reading
Phnom Penh. Today began the wrestling tournament until Thursday where 300 male and female fighters will meet at the Olympic National Stadium in the capital. The Khmer Traditional Wrestling, known as Bok Cham Bab, has been practiced especially by men, but as the tradition discovers the presence of women as displaced in ancient temples like the Banteay Srei, Cambodian women have been encouraged to practice this sport too. Twenty delegations from 9 clubs will participate to win awards between 100 up to 400 US dollars in 55 to 120 kilograms in male categories and 45 to 63 kilograms in female categories. The tournament is organized by the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth of Cambodia.
Phnom Penh. On Saturday Khim Dyma, a boxer of Reasmey Phoum Pheak, took only three rounds to knock out Vann Chann Viat using specially knock-kneed during a pradal fighting transmitted by TV3 Channel. The fighting was among the 60 kg category where Dyma is a new arrival. Kim Dyma got 6 scores, while Vann Chan Viat lost one round. Dyma used his punch and knee to hit Chann Viat that tried all the time to defend from the heavy attack, but at the third round the left foot of Chann Viat was immobilized due to the Dyma insistent kicks. Continue reading