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African Tribes Who Practice Unarmed Martial Arts Culture Or Wrestling You Probably Might Not Know

In this particular write-up, we shall look at African tribes who have unarmed martial arts traditions. Different African tribes have a tradition of wrestling, in fact wrestling is pretty common in many African culture .

The Hausa people northern part of my nigeria practice dambe which is a striking boxing martial arts. The Dambe is a martial art of the Hausa people from Nigeria. Competitors in a typical match aim to subdue each other into total submission mostly within three rounds.

In Angola, there are tribes that practice engolo/Ngolo, which is the father of Brazil Capoeira and Cuba Mani.

In south Africa, the Venda people practice a style of boxing known as Musangwe .

Senegal is famous of its Laamb wrestling which they have made into a national sport.

The Nuba people of Southern sudan also have a tradition of wrestling. well it no diffrent from other wrestling art practice on the continent.

In Kenya, the Gusii/Kissi tribe practice a form of bare knuckle boxing called Chikundi ( no pictures unfortunately)

Finally the Moraingy (Malagasy) or Moringue (French) a weaponless, bare-fisted striking type of ancient martial art that evolved in the Sakalava Kingdom of western coastal Madagascar during the Maroseranana dynasty (1675–1896). it quite similar to MMA except fighters don't wear mma gloves and fight with bare kuckles

So these are the African cultures that which have a tradition of unarmed martial arts.

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