History Khmer is a folk wrestling style from Cambodia. It has been practiced as far back as the Angkor period and is depicted on the bas-reliefs of certain temples. Although
predominantly a male sport today, Khmer wrestling was once practiced by both sexes as female wrestlers are also displayed on the Banteay Srei temple. In Khmer wrestling, the dancing
is as important as the wrestling. (source citationen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_traditional_wrestling)
There is a pre-match ritual dancing before the match in which the wrestlers dance and move to the music. Matches consists of three rounds. Victory
is obtained by forcing the opponent on their back.
The person who is able to win two of the three rounds is the winner of the match. After each round the loser is asked if he wishes to continue with the match. The match is accompanied by
the music of two drums (called skor ngey and chhmol which means female drum and male drum). Traditional matches are held during the Khmer New Year and other Cambodian on holidays. This
sport used to be a means of choosing tribal and regional leaders. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_traditional_wrestling)