Kbach kun dambong veng

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Kbach kun dambong veng (Khmer: ក្បាច់គុណដំបងវែង) 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. It is based on different mae(s) which can be imagined as a Khmer version of kata(s).

Knee and staff
A statue of Grandfather Dambong carrying a long staff.

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