Oum Ry opens new Khmer Kickboxing Gym in Cambodia Town
After having to vacate his previous kickboxing gym to make way for a homeless shelter, Oum Ry has offically opened another gym in Long Beach’s historic Cambodia Town. When interviewed by NBC4, Ry was steadfast in his conviction the gym would find another home, for “[he] is a fighter, and a champion, who will keep [his] culture forever.”
The new Long Beach Khmer Kickbocking Gym, is located at 1038 E Anaheim St. Long Beach, CA, and began classes September 1st. Much like Ry’s previous gym, this location will propel his legacy and train new Khmer champions. Oum Ry has already traveled to see one of his champions in a national fight.
Learn more about the tradition of Khmer kickboxing and Oum Ry, here!