he school currently has around 50 students, including whites, hispanics and Cambodian-Americans.
“We want to show that we are leading in martial arts, too, in Southeast Asia.”
Cambodian-Americans in Tacoma, Washington, have started a traditional Cambodian kickboxing school.
Srab Sroeuy, who founded South Sound Martial Arts, told VOA Khmer he wants to showcase a traditional fighting style he learned from his grandfather.
“I want to tell other countries that Cambodians also have martial arts,” he said. “In the near future, I hope we’ll have boxers from Cambodia to help us and compete here at my place.”