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    HacomtaewresdoWarrior Arts History & Lineage The Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts areHybrid

    systems of integrated combat disciplines. Their history and lineage istraced back to the oldest

    known and most prolifically known martial arts andlineage of warriors, those of ancient Africa.

    The martial arts of the world originated in ancient Africa and spread to other cultures and

    mademany new and different fighting arts. The Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts are amodern

    interpretation of this history. Taking combative arts from many different cultures, their history

    and lineage is traced back to afro centric and African origins. The various native peoples of

    ancient Kemet ( Egypt ) and Africa were practitioners of systemized forms of the martial arts

    thousands of years before any other culture on earth. Proof of this is in the tombs of Nubian (

    Black ) Pharaohs of ancient Egypt in the form of pictures, painted scenes, and other forms of

    recorded expression. These records have been dated as going as far back as 3,000 BC .

    This without question records amongst the oldest and first forms of systemized martial arts on

    earth. One art depicted is wrestling as done by the Nubians i.e Nubian wrestling.Nubian

    wrestling is the first and original form of wrestling, in modern times it would be classified as a

    style submission wrestling based upon techniques it contained. These were leverage throws,

    holds and pins, joint locks, and submission holds. It was a total grappling system having standing

    grappling, ground grappling, various methods of takedowns and total body submission. On tomb

    walls also were scenes of other types of empty hand martial arts being utilized as well as martial

    arts weapons being used by warriors. There are even scenes of scenes of castles being used and

    these scenes pre-date the use of castles else whereby other cultures. The Egyptian tombs which

    contain pictures, and so forth of this knowledge were of Govenors Banquet 3rd, Khety, and

    Amenemhat. They wereBlack Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt. These toombs are at the current day

    site called Beni Hasan in Egypt. The martial arts and sciences originated in the interior of the

    continent and along the Nile Valley region with the Nile Valley civilization. They were the very

    first practitioners of the martial arts,h aving done so for well over 5000 years.

    Another artdating back as far, if not farther than the Nubians recorded form of wrestling/

    submission grappling is an art called Ku -Ta. Meaning defender of the Pharaoh,this system of

    martial science also comes from ancient Egypt. By 3,000 B.Cit had been shared with the ancient

    Elamites and also the Akkadians too. Theywent on to be the founders of the early Chinese

    dynasties, and they took theart with them. Soon following this, the art of Ku-Ta became the art

    ofKuntao, meaning the way of the fist. From that point, it filtered intothe Philippines (like many

    other African weapon and empty hand martial arts)and now is taught along with their arts. India

    was ancient Africas heartlandin Asia and was the sister civilization of Africa. The first

    civilizations ofpeople in India were Africans from Ethiopia. They took cultural knowledge

    fromAfrica with them there which further developed, among them the science ofbreath control,

    Yoga, Meditation, and other related disciplines. Later,following the Ethiopians, the ancestors of

    the Australian Aborigines arrived inIndia, merged with the Ethiopians already there, and this

    became the civilizationof India. This merger in fact, bought us Indias great Indus Valley


  • Chinas firstdynasty and Emperor were Africoid or of Black origins. Founded by King Tang

    orTa, the earliest documented ruler ship in China was the Shang or Chiang dynasty( 1500-1000

    B.C ). The Shang were credited with unifying Chinas early elementsto form their first

    civillization. The Shang were given the name Nakhi, Nameaning Black and Khi meaning Man.

    The first Chinese Emperor, thelegendary Fu-Hsi (2953-2838 B.C) was a wooly haired Black

    man. Among hiscredits are establishing government and originating social institutions as wellas

    cultural inventions. He is said too, to be the originator of the I-Ching,the Book of Change. It is

    among the oldest and most revered system ofphilosophy. Emperor Hung Wu was founder of the

    great Ming dynasty of China. Hewas of African (Sudanese) and Mongolian decent and was also

    a Muslim. Theskills that set the foundation for Shaolin Kung Fu descend from India andAfricoid

    origins. Even in the White Garment Hall of the Shaolin Monasteryin Honan ( Hunan) Province

    of China, there are tow 12 foot long paintings ofChinese and Africoid ( Black) Shaolin Monks

    training in Kung Fu (Boxing) skillstogether. Although not promoted ( and somewhat hidden ) it

    shows strikingevidence of the deep interrelation of Africa, the martial arts, and Asia.

    Amongst theearliest inhabitants of the Japanese continent are a people called the Ainu.They have

    oral traditions which retell of a race of people of a dark complexionthat are small of stature that

    resided in Japan before they did. Lookingdeeper, some historians believe the Ainu originated in

    Egypt, while others havefound evidence of them traveling to Egypt and making offerings of gifts

    to EgyptianPharaohs. Even records in Mesopotamia and Egypt record interacting with apeople

    they called the Anu ( Ainu ? ). Also, there are a number of Japanesepeoples, who given skin

    complexion and hair, resemble and have the samefeatures of the Bushmen of Southern Africa.

    There is ancient knowledge too, of Japan being conquered from its southern regions by a group

    of BlackWarriors. This all leads us to the fact of the first Shogun of Japanhimself was indeed a

    Black man. His name was Sakanouye Tamura Maro and he lived around 800 C.E (common era).

    In the Western/ European world, the first culture to make a systemized form of the martial arts

    were the ancient Greeks. In modern times, this fighting art is known as Pankration. Pankration

    its self a modern variation of an original Kushite ( African) martial art called Pan Kau Ra Shen

    which means fighting with the spirit of Ra. Ra of course is a major Egyptian God. The Greeks

    were great warriors and had legendary fighting prowess.The ancient Greeks were the first to

    come in contact with the African martial arts and sciences, n the form of Nubian wrestling /

    grappling in ancient Egypt. On the tomb walls in ancient Egypt, where the records of Nubian

    submissiong rappling exist, the Greeks left grafitti on the walls written in Greek. This shows how

    they studied and acquired the techniques and skills of Nubian grappling and took this knowledge

    back to Greece / Europe where the skills flourished.The Greeks adoption of these skills definitely

    fostered the skills of Pankration, Greek wrestling, Roman wrestling, and Catch Wrestling ( much

    later)and wholistically the Greco Roman combat disciplines in general. It is evident in the fact

    they are so grappling based. Greco- Roman and catch wrestlers readily trace te origins of their

    lineage of wrestling skills back to wrestling comming from Egypt. In 776 B.C, the Greeks first

    began wrestling in honor of the African God Amon whom they renamed Zeus ( all the Greek

    Gods are renamed African Gods, all the Roman Gods are renamrd Greek Gods). When Rome

    conquered mainland Greece, they adopted many things, martial arts being one,from the Greeks.

    Greek and Roman wrestling was combined to make Greco-Roman wrestling and over time,

    many other systems of Western wrestling camet hereafter. This further proliferated the art of

  • Nubian grappling because it is inherent in all of these fighting methods. Going further into

    Greco- Roman combat, the Romans also adopted Pancratium ( Latin for Pankration ) into their

    games during the early days of Gladiator competition. A Gladiator was trained in the empty hand

    skills of Roman and adopted Greek fighting arts like boxing,wrestling, Pancratium and so forth,

    but gladiatorial combat heavily revolved around armed, armored, combatants. When the Roman

    Empire conquered many lands,some times many of the defeated soldiers were sold into slavery

    from theseplaces. They were usually bought by a Lanista, someone who ran a stable

    ofGladiators. They would reside at a Gladiator academy and train and fight. Overtime the could

    usually earn their freedom, if they lived long enough. There were many ethnicities, from

    Spainards and Germans to Greeks and many others. A major portion were Africans who were

    warriors in their homel and.Defeated in battle with other tribes, if not adopted into the victorious

    tribe, they were sold into the African slave trade. Through points such as Carthage in northern

    Africa ( Egypt ), they wound up in Rome, and as Gladiators

    The African martial arts are very vast. Within the 13 million square miles of Africa there were

    many territories during ancient times ( as now) with many systems of martial art / science. The

    number of these arts from ancient times to now is great, and many systems of boxing and combat

    have been lost over time. From Egypt / Nubia there is the Nubians form of grappling and Ku -Ta.

    Jirilbu is a martial science of central and western Africa and resembles Japanese JiuJitsu a


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