History Kbachkun Dambong veng is the term for a Cambodian martial art based on the long staff. The term "dambong" means "staff" in the Khmer language and the term "veng" means "long".
Translated literally it means "the art/martial skill of the long staff." The term is also used in the phrase "land of the lost staff", Battambang. In the town of Battambang there is
a big statue of 'Grandfather Dambong' holding the lost staff.