BarcelonaEverything is represented on the walls of the Angkor Wat temples: life, death and passion. The fantastic Khmer temples that for centuries were hidden in the heart of the Cambodian jungle are full of reliefs that explain what life was like in that empire. On the stone walls, deities share spaces with humans, with representations of how love was made and how it was fought. Cambodia is full of archaeological ruins that demonstrate the practice of martial arts over 2,000 years ago, and the most special is the bokatora practice that would mean, in the Khmer language, hit a lion. Legend has it that one of the monarchs who created Angkor Wat hunted down the country’s largest lion with a single knee strike. Yes, knees are key in this sport.