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    Ancient Egyptian Martial Arts

    Someone was asking about the origin of martial arts, and we have a topic "Indian Martial Arts" which has links to some videos of what looks like a proto-martial art from India (and as we know, the Indian martial arts were possibly brought to the Shaolin Temple by Bodhidarma).

    So here are some links for Egyptian martial arts:

    Some articles:

    http://www.hiddendragon.com/articles/Egyptian.html
    http://www.hiddendragon.com/articles/Egypt2.html

    A tomb painting of 'boxing':

    http://www.sis.gov.eg/egyptinf/histo...l/sports07.htm

    More info on sports in ancient Egypt, including locations of paintings, etc.

    http://www.ioa.leeds.ac.uk/1980s/84085.htm

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    Sharky Guest
    that's cool

    All i wanted was some RICE CAKES! Now? WE MUST BATTLE.

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    Thanks for the links, let me take the opportunity to state categorically that MARTIAL ARTS DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE ORIGIN except the tendancy of ****nids to fight.

    http://www.clearsilat.com

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    re

    Thanks for the links Syre!

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    Beni Hassan Tomb, Egypt, 2000 BC
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    yeah it's cool. Like a wrestling manual.
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    Yeah I don't see any striking either.
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    ya thats cool. starts with clinching up, you see some ground and pounding, taking the back, leg sweeps, hip tosses....etc.
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Egyptian Weapons

    makes you wonder...the egyptians definately had an asortment of weapons.

    "The infantry of the New Kingdom carried spears, battle axes, sickleswords and daggers. The sicklesword (MdC transliteration: xpS - khepesh or khopesh) came to Egypt from Syria, where Thutmose III used it first. There are many depictions of the gods handing the pharaoh this weapon of victory [2]. It quickly became part of the infantryman's basic equipment."

    so with your infantry trained and armed with a small assortment of arms, it would be pretty logical to include standard grappling into the training.

    wouldnt have much need for striking.
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    I'm of the opinion that what we're seeing here is a sport.

    Didn't see the Ground'N'Pound. That was sweet.
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    hmm, ya you are probably right....so far hasnt every culture had some form or another of grappling sport?

    i cant think of one that has not...maybe eskimos? lol
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    Greetings,

    What is so interesting about the wrestling mural is that it looks sequential, like a two man matching form, with techniques and counters.

    mickey

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    do primates do chinna and head locks or do they just bite and rip out eyeballs and limbs when they are ****ed...any video of the king gorrilla arresting a lesser fellow?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diego View Post
    do primates do chinna and head locks or do they just bite and rip out eyeballs and limbs when they are ****ed...any video of the king gorrilla arresting a lesser fellow?.
    primates? what do apes have to do with egyptian martial arts?
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    Greetings,

    Andy Miles:

    A lot of the people in the Egyptian countryside are TRUE EGYPTIAN descendants. They have been displaced in their own homeland.

    mickey

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