This section provides details about martial arts styles from Africa. It covers African martial arts such as Dambe, Zulu Stick Fighting and many more. If you think a style should be added to this page, please contact us. However, we will only accept martial arts styles that have many schools (10+) & an active style association/federation and/or a detailed Wikipedia page.
For the styles of other countries (i.e. Japan, China, Korea and Brazil), please visit the main Martial Arts Styles section.
Martial Arts from Africa - Click on each style for more information
Dambe - Dambe is an African martial arts focused primarily on boxing but it also uses kicking techniques.
Laamb - A Senegalese wrestling style that allows punches.
Lutte Traditionnelle - West African wrestling.
Nguni Stick Fighting
Tahtib - Tahtib is an Egyptian martial arts focused on stick fighting. Students generally train with a 4 foot wooden stick.
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