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<ul><li><p>African Martial Arts &amp; Warrior History Abraham Hardy </p><p>HacomtaewresdoWarrior Arts History &amp; Lineage The Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts areHybrid </p><p>systems of integrated combat disciplines. Their history and lineage istraced back to the oldest </p><p>known and most prolifically known martial arts andlineage of warriors, those of ancient Africa. </p><p>The martial arts of the world originated in ancient Africa and spread to other cultures and </p><p>mademany new and different fighting arts. The Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts are amodern </p><p>interpretation of this history. Taking combative arts from many different cultures, their history </p><p>and lineage is traced back to afro centric and African origins. The various native peoples of </p><p>ancient Kemet ( Egypt ) and Africa were practitioners of systemized forms of the martial arts </p><p>thousands of years before any other culture on earth. Proof of this is in the tombs of Nubian ( </p><p>Black ) Pharaohs of ancient Egypt in the form of pictures, painted scenes, and other forms of </p><p>recorded expression. These records have been dated as going as far back as 3,000 BC . </p><p>This without question records amongst the oldest and first forms of systemized martial arts on </p><p>earth. One art depicted is wrestling as done by the Nubians i.e Nubian wrestling.Nubian </p><p>wrestling is the first and original form of wrestling, in modern times it would be classified as a </p><p>style submission wrestling based upon techniques it contained. These were leverage throws, </p><p>holds and pins, joint locks, and submission holds. It was a total grappling system having standing </p><p>grappling, ground grappling, various methods of takedowns and total body submission. On tomb </p><p>walls also were scenes of other types of empty hand martial arts being utilized as well as martial </p><p>arts weapons being used by warriors. There are even scenes of scenes of castles being used and </p><p>these scenes pre-date the use of castles else whereby other cultures. The Egyptian tombs which </p><p>contain pictures, and so forth of this knowledge were of Govenors Banquet 3rd, Khety, and </p><p>Amenemhat. They wereBlack Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt. These toombs are at the current day </p><p>site called Beni Hasan in Egypt. The martial arts and sciences originated in the interior of the </p><p>continent and along the Nile Valley region with the Nile Valley civilization. They were the very </p><p>first practitioners of the martial arts,h aving done so for well over 5000 years. </p><p>Another artdating back as far, if not farther than the Nubians recorded form of wrestling/ </p><p>submission grappling is an art called Ku -Ta. Meaning defender of the Pharaoh,this system of </p><p>martial science also comes from ancient Egypt. By 3,000 B.Cit had been shared with the ancient </p><p>Elamites and also the Akkadians too. Theywent on to be the founders of the early Chinese </p><p>dynasties, and they took theart with them. Soon following this, the art of Ku-Ta became the art </p><p>ofKuntao, meaning the way of the fist. From that point, it filtered intothe Philippines (like many </p><p>other African weapon and empty hand martial arts)and now is taught along with their arts. India </p><p>was ancient Africas heartlandin Asia and was the sister civilization of Africa. The first </p><p>civilizations ofpeople in India were Africans from Ethiopia. They took cultural knowledge </p><p>fromAfrica with them there which further developed, among them the science ofbreath control, </p><p>Yoga, Meditation, and other related disciplines. Later,following the Ethiopians, the ancestors of </p><p>the Australian Aborigines arrived inIndia, merged with the Ethiopians already there, and this </p><p>became the civilizationof India. This merger in fact, bought us Indias great Indus Valley </p><p>Civilization. </p></li><li><p>Chinas firstdynasty and Emperor were Africoid or of Black origins. Founded by King Tang </p><p>orTa, the earliest documented ruler ship in China was the Shang or Chiang dynasty( 1500-1000 </p><p>B.C ). The Shang were credited with unifying Chinas early elementsto form their first </p><p>civillization. The Shang were given the name Nakhi, Nameaning Black and Khi meaning Man. </p><p>The first Chinese Emperor, thelegendary Fu-Hsi (2953-2838 B.C) was a wooly haired Black </p><p>man. Among hiscredits are establishing government and originating social institutions as wellas </p><p>cultural inventions. He is said too, to be the originator of the I-Ching,the Book of Change. It is </p><p>among the oldest and most revered system ofphilosophy. Emperor Hung Wu was founder of the </p><p>great Ming dynasty of China. Hewas of African (Sudanese) and Mongolian decent and was also </p><p>a Muslim. Theskills that set the foundation for Shaolin Kung Fu descend from India andAfricoid </p><p>origins. Even in the White Garment Hall of the Shaolin Monasteryin Honan ( Hunan) Province </p><p>of China, there are tow 12 foot long paintings ofChinese and Africoid ( Black) Shaolin Monks </p><p>training in Kung Fu (Boxing) skillstogether. Although not promoted ( and somewhat hidden ) it </p><p>shows strikingevidence of the deep interrelation of Africa, the martial arts, and Asia. </p><p>Amongst theearliest inhabitants of the Japanese continent are a people called the Ainu.They have </p><p>oral traditions which retell of a race of people of a dark complexionthat are small of stature that </p><p>resided in Japan before they did. Lookingdeeper, some historians believe the Ainu originated in </p><p>Egypt, while others havefound evidence of them traveling to Egypt and making offerings of gifts </p><p>to EgyptianPharaohs. Even records in Mesopotamia and Egypt record interacting with apeople </p><p>they called the Anu ( Ainu ? ). Also, there are a number of Japanesepeoples, who given skin </p><p>complexion and hair, resemble and have the samefeatures of the Bushmen of Southern Africa. </p><p>There is ancient knowledge too, of Japan being conquered from its southern regions by a group </p><p>of BlackWarriors. This all leads us to the fact of the first Shogun of Japanhimself was indeed a </p><p>Black man. His name was Sakanouye Tamura Maro and he lived around 800 C.E (common era). </p><p>In the Western/ European world, the first culture to make a systemized form of the martial arts </p><p>were the ancient Greeks. In modern times, this fighting art is known as Pankration. Pankration </p><p>its self a modern variation of an original Kushite ( African) martial art called Pan Kau Ra Shen </p><p>which means fighting with the spirit of Ra. Ra of course is a major Egyptian God. The Greeks </p><p>were great warriors and had legendary fighting prowess.The ancient Greeks were the first to </p><p>come in contact with the African martial arts and sciences, n the form of Nubian wrestling / </p><p>grappling in ancient Egypt. On the tomb walls in ancient Egypt, where the records of Nubian </p><p>submissiong rappling exist, the Greeks left grafitti on the walls written in Greek. This shows how </p><p>they studied and acquired the techniques and skills of Nubian grappling and took this knowledge </p><p>back to Greece / Europe where the skills flourished.The Greeks adoption of these skills definitely </p><p>fostered the skills of Pankration, Greek wrestling, Roman wrestling, and Catch Wrestling ( much </p><p>later)and wholistically the Greco Roman combat disciplines in general. It is evident in the fact </p><p>they are so grappling based. Greco- Roman and catch wrestlers readily trace te origins of their </p><p>lineage of wrestling skills back to wrestling comming from Egypt. In 776 B.C, the Greeks first </p><p>began wrestling in honor of the African God Amon whom they renamed Zeus ( all the Greek </p><p>Gods are renamed African Gods, all the Roman Gods are renamrd Greek Gods). When Rome </p><p>conquered mainland Greece, they adopted many things, martial arts being one,from the Greeks. </p><p>Greek and Roman wrestling was combined to make Greco-Roman wrestling and over time, </p><p>many other systems of Western wrestling camet hereafter. This further proliferated the art of </p></li><li><p>Nubian grappling because it is inherent in all of these fighting methods. Going further into </p><p>Greco- Roman combat, the Romans also adopted Pancratium ( Latin for Pankration ) into their </p><p>games during the early days of Gladiator competition. A Gladiator was trained in the empty hand </p><p>skills of Roman and adopted Greek fighting arts like boxing,wrestling, Pancratium and so forth, </p><p>but gladiatorial combat heavily revolved around armed, armored, combatants. When the Roman </p><p>Empire conquered many lands,some times many of the defeated soldiers were sold into slavery </p><p>from theseplaces. They were usually bought by a Lanista, someone who ran a stable </p><p>ofGladiators. They would reside at a Gladiator academy and train and fight. Overtime the could </p><p>usually earn their freedom, if they lived long enough. There were many ethnicities, from </p><p>Spainards and Germans to Greeks and many others. A major portion were Africans who were </p><p>warriors in their homel and.Defeated in battle with other tribes, if not adopted into the victorious </p><p>tribe, they were sold into the African slave trade. Through points such as Carthage in northern </p><p>Africa ( Egypt ), they wound up in Rome, and as Gladiators </p><p>The African martial arts are very vast. Within the 13 million square miles of Africa there were </p><p>many territories during ancient times ( as now) with many systems of martial art / science. The </p><p>number of these arts from ancient times to now is great, and many systems of boxing and combat </p><p>have been lost over time. From Egypt / Nubia there is the Nubians form of grappling and Ku -Ta. </p><p>Jirilbu is a martial science of central and western Africa and resembles Japanese JiuJitsu and </p><p>Judo. It is most likely the counterpart / predecessor of Nubian grappling. Jakadi is a central </p><p>African martial science that uses trapping,striking, and kicks and its motions resemble Wing </p><p>Chun Kung Fu or empty hand Phillipine martial arts. Somo is a central African martial science </p><p>and contains some of the same principles and techniques of Brazilian Capoiera. Ljala is the </p><p>fighting science of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria and Benin. It is based in stick fighting and and is </p><p>like the stick fighting arts of Arnis, Kali, and Escrima.In Senegal there is Senegalese wrestling </p><p>which is a tremendous spectator sportin modern times. In the south of Africa there is the art that </p><p>was created by the warrior King Shaka Zulu called Zulu Impi. King Shaka named it after his </p><p>warriors and it was a very powerful fighting science that hefounded himself . He also designed </p><p>their war spear and developed their full length body shield. The Zulu army ( consisting of men </p><p>and women)could take massive casualties and keep fighting hard without letting up. Theyhad a </p><p>feared reputation and were known for their high level of trainning and physical fitness. In one </p><p>battle during the 1800s they defeated the Britsh whohad firepower, while they ( Zulu) had none, </p><p>only tribal martial arts weapons and their fighting science. Dating back to 3,000 B.C there isan </p><p>ancient Egyptian statue of Prince Punt carrying a boomerang, as well asscenes of the boomerang </p><p>in ancient tombs. </p><p>The people of central Africa (also called Pygmies ) originated the bow and arrow over 400,000 </p><p>years ago. Nubia was called the Land of the Bow because their warriors were legendary </p><p>archers. The Nubian warriors were commonly hired as mercenaries by the Ancient Greeks, </p><p>Persians, and Arabians and fought in their armies. Many African Queens were warriors and led </p><p>their armies into battle. Queen Ranavalona 1st of Madagascar was a warrior. She had a palace </p><p>erected in the capital she founded (17 th century ) called Antananarivo, which means city of a </p><p>thousand warriors. The African Amazon women of Bein were known for collecting the skulls of </p><p>their enemies. All of this is but a very small portion of the deep history and lineage of the </p><p>African warrior arts and the lineage of the Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts and HCWW-CAUCA. </p></li></ul>