THE ‘CULTURE’ OF MARTIAL ARTS

Neal Zephyrin

Part III

In the last and final addition of this series we will focus on a little known but widely influential martial art. African martial arts. The African continent is infinitely rich in history. It is not surprising that it boasts one of the oldest martial arts in existence. One of the earliest evidence of martial arts in Africa was discovered in the Beni Hasan tombs in ancient Egypt dating back 2040 and 1785 BCE. Archaeologists found paintings of fighters displaying fighting techniques such as punching, kicking, throwing, and locking of the opponents’ joints. (It is important to note that Egypt is in Africa and that many years of racia Read More


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