A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of speaking to Master Somsak Kenji Saykosy. He is a Laotian Martial Arts Instructor, founder to Royal Tiger Marital Arts Academy, and Director of a new file title Lao Warrior that will be coming out this winter. Master Saykosy is the first Laotian film director in the United States. I am so proud to have him represent the Laotian community. It is my pleasure to include him into May’s world. If you have any questions, comments, or would like to support the Lao Warrior you may contact him directly at www.laowarriorfilms.com.
Master Somsak Kenji Saykosy founded Royal Tiger Martial Arts Academy “Sak Muay Lao” in Raleigh as an effort to bring family values back into Martial Arts. He has studied various martial arts styles including Muay Lao, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujitsu, Hapkido, Kung fu, Aikido, and weapons training from the age of seven and began his business to give back to the community. Developing a comprehensive Raleigh Martial Arts Academy and program has enabled him to share a combination of the skills he has acquired throughout the years.
Master Saykosy’s philosophy regarding martial arts is to be open-minded and his teaching styles are modeled after Bruce Lee. Master Saykosy strives to be a positive influence to his students and help them to reach their personal best. He seeks to make his Raleigh Martial Arts Academy a priceless investment in the life of everyone who participates. Now with all the experience from martial arts, Kenji is bringing it all together to make his first full length feature, Lao Warrior. Please visit www.laowarriorfilms.com
Director: Kenji Saykosy
Lao Warrior is a movie based on the true story of Kenji’s life as he and his family fled from a small village in Laos during the Vietnam War, eventually making their way to the United States. The story follows Kenji as he adjusts to a new culture, a new language, and all of the problems one face growing up in America. As Kenji overcomes his fears, racism, bullying, and the shock of his new life, he grows and becomes an incredible martial artist with good friends and a meaningful life. When things seem at their best, Kenji must face new challenges as his world collides with a powerful, corrupt mob boss bent on controlling the city through terror and violence. Can Kenji stop a human trafficking ring, underground fighting and a murderous enemy from the past?
The success of Lao Warrior will be the success of all the Laotians across the world. Spread the word and become a Lao Warrior and represent our people.