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03-27-2001, 07:15 AM
I'm real curious about other martial arts. More specifically exotic martial arts that not much is known about. I was wondering if you knew of any of these martial arts that might be used in African tribes, or from any other parts of the world.
03-27-2001, 07:24 AM
Well it seems hard to find people with intemate knowledge of IMA on this board =)
03-27-2001, 05:44 PM
There was a program on the A&E about MA about two years ago. In that program they speculated that MA may have originated in Africa because of drawings found at Beni Hason (sp). These drawings outlined a complete fighting system and predated any of the Chinese writings. I later saw an issue of Martial Arts Legions about black martial arts. It has photos of the drawings.
This might give you a starting point in your research. Good Luck.
03-28-2001, 02:28 AM
There are African Martial Arts in Africa. The stuff promoted by in the USA is just wishful thinking on the part of Afrocentrists. Not much online info but here are a few links
Also try perusing these sites for plenty of examples of Western European Martial Arts.
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