Haystome

Location

Siem Reap

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

2 Hours

Price 35 USD

Traditional Khmer Martial Art with Kru Serey

What you’ll learn

Khmer Traditional Martial art is an ancient form of art which was used in the Khmer military in the past. In this class, you will learn a martial art which is called Labokator with Kru Serey (Kru = Teacher). In this class, you will be able to first observe the show from students there. Secondly, you will learn the basic steps in starting Labokator. Afterwards, you can practice what you have learnt. You will learn 4 styles of Labokator. I will keep the names of each style for you to know in the class. Come and see him for fun and lively activity

“Hello. My name is Serey. I teach Khmer Martial art for exercise and health. Come and learn. Haijaa!”

6 Reasons to book this authentic experience

  • The story and motivation behind the Labokator and Master Serey
  • Learn 4 styles show of Labokator from the students
  • Accompanied by English-Speaking facilitator(s)
  • Be a part of us! Join Haystome family to create your passionate small world travel memorable.
  • Get to know Kru Serey and facilitator(s)
  • Certificate of mastering basic Labokator Martial art session

What’ll include

  • Bottle(s) of water
  • English speaking facilitator
  • Certificate of completion
  • Be a part of us! Join Haystome family to create your passionate small world travel memorable.
  • Get to know Kru Serey and facilitator(s)
  • Certificate of mastering basic Labokator Martial art session

What’ll not include

  • Pickup & Dropoff (Optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Other personal expenses

Abi Perriman   Dec 9,2020
England

I did the copper workshop with Vibol and Haystome. I loved it so much I went twice! There are so many reasons why the experience with Haystome is so special, their team is helpful and friendly, the classes are intimate, the craft is interesting and you couldn’t get this experience any other way. The best thing about it is meeting the artist, Vibol is so passionate about copper carving and keeping this traditional skill alive. Plus, the Haystome team were on hand to translate. Highly recommend and makes a great gift for someone!

Meet the Artisan

“Hello. My name is Serey. I teach Khmer Martial art for exercise and health. Come and learn. Haijaa!”

With his wife chief Sopheak in cooking class, Kru serey has his own workshop on his martial art. Kru Serey has learnt his martial art skills from his father since he was 10. His father was a past warrior who had preserve the traditional skills of Labokator. Up until today he has been teaching Labokator to most famous people in the country as well. He has been teaching for 30 years for free to children in his village. He makes a living by taking his students to perform on stage when there is national event or competitions. Today, he hosts masterclass to share his art for health and fun activities therefore people can know more about true Labokator of Cambodia. He said, “Sharing is caring like my father told me to preserve this martial art and teach it to others”.

During the experience

  • Welcome to the masterclass by Kru Serey
  • Introduction to Labokator
  • Introduction to the masterclass by a show from students
  • Get a first-hand experience by practicing basic walking steps called, “Kay SomPoin”
  • Start the basic with the help of master
  • Introduce the 4 styles of Labokator
  • Practice with fellow the masters and your Friends
  • Take a break and chit-chat if you want and Take group photos with your master

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We will meet at the certain location and we are going to pick you up

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