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Martial Art Jiu Jitsu Gains Popularity in Cambodia

One of the world’s best-known martial arts, jiu jitsu—which was first brought to Cambodia about 20 years ago—is gaining more popularity in the country, especially among expatriates. Next week, a world well-known Jiu Jitsu master, Chris Haueter will be in Cambodia for a short training.
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Vivaddhana Khaou (in white Kimono), one of the two head instructors at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cambodia, trains Jiu Jitsu to a group of expats in at one of the gyms in Phnom Penh, on February 20, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Vivaddhana Khaou (in white Kimono), one of the two head instructors at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cambodia, trains Jiu Jitsu to a group of expats in at one of the gyms in Phnom Penh, on February 20, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Members of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cambodia trained Jiu Jitsu at a gym in Phnom Penh on February 20, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Members of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cambodia trained Jiu Jitsu at a gym in Phnom Penh on February 20, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Chris Haueter (middle in white), one of the well-known BJJ trainers, trains a group of expats at the Olympic Stadium during a short seminar, in Phnom Penh, on February 22, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Chris Haueter (middle in white), one of the well-known BJJ trainers, trains a group of expats at the Olympic Stadium during a short seminar, in Phnom Penh, on February 22, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

One of the well-known BJJ trainers, Chris Haueter (below) and Vivaddhana Khaou (in white Kimono), a head instructor at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cambodia, have a short matches following a training at the Olympic Stadium, in Phnom Penh, on February 22, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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One of the well-known BJJ trainers, Chris Haueter (below) and Vivaddhana Khaou (in white Kimono), a head instructor at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cambodia, have a short matches following a training at the Olympic Stadium, in Phnom Penh, on February 22, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Chris Haueter (in white), one of the well-known BJJ trainers, shows a Jiu Jitsu's technique to a group of expats during a training at the Olympic Stadium, in Phnom Penh, on February 22, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Chris Haueter (in white), one of the well-known BJJ trainers, shows a Jiu Jitsu's technique to a group of expats during a training at the Olympic Stadium, in Phnom Penh, on February 22, 2016. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Peter Maguire, a former American journalist in Cambodia, observes Jiu Jitsu trainees in Cambodia in 1990s. (Courtesy photo/ Peter Maguire's archive)
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Peter Maguire, a former American journalist in Cambodia, observes Jiu Jitsu trainees in Cambodia in 1990s. (Courtesy photo/ Peter Maguire's archive)

Peter Maguire, a former American journalist in Cambodia, post a photo with his Jiu Jitsu trainees in Cambodia in 1990s. (Courtesy photo/ Peter Maguire's archive) 
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Peter Maguire, a former American journalist in Cambodia, post a photo with his Jiu Jitsu trainees in Cambodia in 1990s. (Courtesy photo/ Peter Maguire's archive) 

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