Cambodian MMA will compete in the Asian Games in Japan in 2026


Phnom Penh: The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, Mr. Vath Chamroeun said that the 19th Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China, MMA will not participate, but this sport will be included in the Asian Games this year. 2026 in Japan.

The NOCC Secretary-General also urged the Cambodian MMA Federation to strengthen its capacity to prepare for the 20th Asian Games in the next three years, he said on September 18. This 2023.

“At the Asian Games in Hang Zhou, China, we did not include it, but four years later, Japan is preparing to include it in the Asian Games. And when it comes to Asian Games, everything is fine. “We have to work hard to do this together.” Mr. Vath Chamroeun said .

The president of the federation added that the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has set up a special commission to oversee and organize the development of mixed martial arts, with proper rules and regulations and non-violent competition. Mr. Vath Chamroeun said: “We have seen before that we call it cage fighting, which we call it is not a sport. That is called professional sports or business sports only.

But now the Olympic Council of Asia has created a framework for the sport, which is based on the rules of the competition or any form that does not affect the well-being of the athletes. Thus, this MMA is not as fierce as before, but is a MMA that is a skill in the sport and compete at the level of a new regulation.

In particular, in order to be the President of the MMA Federation of the third mandate in 2021-2025, Mr. Vath Chamroeun urged to organize training courses for athletes from young people who are interested in training. In addition, the president of the third mandate will also strengthen the ability of the organizers and coaches.

The NOCC Secretary General added that many martial arts players such as Vovinam, Khmer Martial Arts, Bokator and other martial arts can compete in MMA, but they must learn the rules and regulations of the competition. First. He said that those martial arts are the basis of Cambodian mixed martial arts.

Each martial art has become a skill, like Khmer martial arts, bokator, mixed martial arts, we have practiced to find a clear goal and step, multi-faceted skills together, it has become a mixed martial arts, so this is a pull in ourselves. These are the basics of Cambodian MMA.

“Any martial art can join MMA as long as it respects the principles of MMA. But before participating in the competition, athletes must learn the rules of the competition and know how to score, also need to understand the prohibitions that are different from the rules of MMA. “This is a special point.” Mr. Vath Chamroeun said.