An unlikely source part 2

My previous post, An unlikely source, got me to thinking and researching about African and African Diaspora traditions that could serve as fighting styles for action and martial arts movies.

Here are some articles dealing with African/African Diaspora Martial Arts, Combat Games, or sports. Many are interesting, especially if you are unfamiliar with these traditions. Read, share, and enjoy.

 

Dambe

 

dambe1

(image by http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2759363/Fight-Club-Nigerian-style-The-brutal-West-African-martial-arts-tradition-country-s-culture-centuries.html

Haitian Machete Fencing

(image by http://www.haitianfencing.org)

http://www.haitianfencing.org/#about-haitian-fencing

Laamb(Senegalese Wrestling)

(image by imgarcade.com)

http://www.discoversenegal.com/ho/wrest.html

Capoeira Regional

(image courtesy of http://www.capoeirabayarea.com)

http://capoeirabayarea.com/history/capoeira-rescued/

Zulu Stickfighting

 

 

 Stick Fighting

(image courtesy of http://www.zulu-culture.co.za)

http://www.zulu-culture.co.za/stick_fighting_zulu_culture.php#.VMbzYP7F-So

note: This is not a comprehensive list. Please feel free to share information about other African/African Diaspora combat games and fighting systems in the comment section.

 

 

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