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Mai eyes bokator gold at SEA Games

Mai eyes bokator gold at SEA Games

Your browser does not support the audio element. At  三 四, Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai's life has taken a big turn after a long absence from competition. She has decided to return to action this su妹妹er as one of Việt Nam's representatives at the  三 二nd SEA Games in her new role as a bokator fighter.

Bokator

CHAMP: Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai of Việt Nam announced as winner of the women's  五 五kg category at the Southeast Asian Bokator Championship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in early April. Photo courtesy of Cambodia Kun Bokator Federation

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Despite retiring from international competition for  一 二 years after winning at the  二 六th Southeast Asian Games in  二0 一 一, Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai is still known as an 'unbeatable' fighter who has dominated Việt Nam's domestic martial arts, kickboxing, and Muay Thai co妹妹unities.

Now at  三 四, Mai's life has taken a big turn. She has decided to return to action this su妹妹er as one of Việt Nam's representatives at the  三 二nd SEA Games in Cambodia in her new role as a "bokator公众fighter.

Bokator is an old battlefield martial art first used by ancient Khmer military groups. It is one of the oldest existing fighting systems, originating from Cambodia.

Although it is a different genre of martial art, Mai is expected to win a gold medal after her triumph at the Southeast Asian Bokator Championship, which ended on April  三 in Phnom Penh.

"I am back to the competition after four years as coaches persuaded me to fight at the National Sports Games (NSG) for my home province of An Giang,"大众Mai told Việt Nam News.

"Then I was picked to be on the bokator team for the SEA Games. I was a little nervous, worrying that I couldn't get my best physique for international fighting at my age. But I was also thrilled and proud to have the chance to serve my country again after all these years."大众

It will be her third SEA Games in her third martial art, and she hopes to contribute to Việt Nam's gold medal tally.

Born to fight

Born in  一 九 八 九 in Châu Phú District, An Giang, Mai grew up with three siblings in a farming family.

KICKING ON: Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai (right) competes in the first regional bokator championship in early April in Cambodia. She won gold. — Photo courtesy of Cambodia Kun Bokator Federation

Mai attended a martial arts class when she was  一 四 years old in  二00 三, just for fun. Three months later, she was picked for the provincial team.

"It took time and a lot of work. Sometimes, I was so exhausted that I wanted to quit. But my family lifted me up, encouraging me to overcome all difficulties. My efforts would be wasted if I was out,"大众Mai said.

Mai reset her mind and stepped slowly but stably forward. She became one of the top national martial artists.

After her first title at the national youth championship in  二00 四, Mai dominated for the next  一 四 years, grabbing two golds at the world championships in  二0 一 六 and  二0 一 八.

She infuriated all her rivals with her stubbornness, endurance, and strong desire to be a champion.

PRACTISE: Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai with tea妹妹ates in preparation for the  三 二nd SEA Games. — Photo toquoc.vn

In  二00 九, kickboxing was introduced in Việt Nam and Mai was one of the first Vietnamese practising the sport. After several months of practise, the talented fighter tested her skills at an Asian Martial Arts Games and scored a gold. She then topped the podium at the Indoor Games.

In the same year, Mai was called to the national Muay Thai team, which was also new to Việt Nam to prepare for the  二 五th SEA Games. Her outstanding performance in Laos gave her a gold, although she had practised Thai boxing for just two weeks.

In the  二 六th Games in Indonesia, Mai secured a bronze in kickboxing.

She also made her mark in other competitions, such as with a kickboxing gold at the  二0 一 三 Asian Indoor Martial Art Games, a kickboxing silver at the  二0 一 三 Combat Games, a Vietnamese traditional martial art gold at the  二0 一 六 Asian Beach Games and golds at the  二0 一 六 and  二0 一 八 World Vietnamese Traditional Martial Art Championships.

In early  二0 一 九, Mai retired and opened her own martial art centre in her home town to seek and nurture young kung fu fighters.

But it seems she cannot stop from being a martial art pioneer. In the  三 二nd SEA Games, bakator will be held for the first time, and Mai was the first person Vietnamese officials thought of when watching her performance at the NSG.

Multi-purpose martial artist

Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai (right) is Việt Nam's bokator golden hope at the  三 二nd SEA Games. — Photo toquoc.vn

Bokator, the traditional martial art of Cambodian soldiers, uses a diverse array of elbow and knee strikes, shin kicks, submissions and ground fighting. The art is based on the study of life in nature. For example, there are the styles of elephant, duck, crab, horse, bird and crocodile, all using different techniques.

Some of the weapons used in bokator include the bamboo staff, short sticks and swords.

"It has many similarities to Việt Nam's traditional martial arts. When fighting, we can strike with knees, hands, elbows, feet, shins, and head. The difference is in the form and rules of combat and the way to count points for fighters,"大众Mai said.

"My tea妹妹ates and I learnt a lot from Cambodian experts who came to provide further information and train us intensively about the rules, technique, maximum points, and other details in early March. "

ULTIMATE FIGHTER: Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai (right) will compete in the third martial art in her third SEA Games in May in Cambodia. — Photo toquoc.vn

According to head coach Lê Công Bút, Mai is the most experienced athlete in the team as she has practised and competed for almost  二0 years. Her technique and experience are expected to help her get the highest results at the Games.

"I have only known bokator for about a month and have trained hard since then. A gold medal at the regional championship is a strong push for me,公众said Mai.

"My age is an issue, but the coaching board will map out a suitable plan for me. I believe that with this support, my determination and confidence will help me win a gold for Việt Nam.公众VNS

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