Angampora is an ancient martial art from Sri Lanka that has survived to I haven’t got the book yet but ordered last week through a friend in Sri Lanka. Book Description. අද වන විට ක්‍රමයෙන් වියකි යමින් පවතින අංගම්පොර සටන් කලාව පිළිබද තොරතුරු ඇතුලත් කරමින් එම සටන්. History tells us that he has written several books about it as well. This master in Angam is said to have trained all his soldiers, cavalry and other types of mounted .

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Immediately thereafter the martial art schools appear to have been neutralized. These were important elements for our narrative.

Angampora: A pictorial narrative of Sri Lanka’s ancient martial art

CS1 Sinhala-language sources si Articles containing Sinhalese-language text All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Commons category link is on Wikidata. Due to his request, we have kept his name undisclosed but we will be introducing him to everyone following our progress very soon. Ravana is said to have also been a specialist in all forms of Angam.

National Museums of Ceylon. Referred to as the golden age of Sri Lanka the qngampora king was supposed to have built hospitals not only for humans but even for animals.

Reviving a nation’s legacy: Angampora in pictures

Emerging threat in domain of environmental security Monday, 31 December Today, this exotic and boos martial art is at a critical point where it needs to reveal itself to the world at large in order to preserve a living heritage of humanity.


Usage of weapons is discretionary. In a ship commandeered by Lorenzo De Almeida, a Portuguese, battered by a storm accidentally happened upon the island. Monday, 31 December Thus for the next years i. It promised the governing of the country to be as per the traditions that prevailed. boks

A dry zone exists to the north and south and the mountains of the mid country give you the cool climes. A graduation ceremony known as the Helankada Mangalya is the apex of the life of an angampora fighter, held within a Buddhist temple. Our photographer Reza was the person who laid the foundation for the project angampira years ago, when he started taking photographs of Angampora practitioners for his personal interest.

Equally obscure are its history, origins, and techniques, which are largely unknown to anyone beyond the few practitioners that remain. The island remained an independent sovereign nation until the western nations armed with guns of the new world commenced the invasion of the east in their quest for spices, wealth and land.

Throughout this time there are only sketchy references to kings and warriors who have bookss skills in the art. What inspired the team to relate the story of Angampora and its origins? Notify me of new boiks by email.

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However even after independence the expected revival of the art cannot be observed as the prohibition imposed by the British was continued by the new rulers. It loosely means the martial, which uses limbs without the use of weapons. Can you also elaborate on the crowd funding scheme that is currently taking place?


With its pages and more than stunning photographs, the book aims to raise awareness internationally and locally about the last remaining vestiges of a colourful cultural legacy that shaped Sri Lankan society over the centuries. Even now, after all these ages, certain families still have deadly Angam fighting styles names after Ravana, which specifically use pressure points to disable and eliminate ones opponents.

The martial art re-surfaced from an area known as Beligal Korale, around Kegallesubsequent to the end of British rule in History tells us that he has written several books about it as well.

List of styles History Timeline Hard and soft. He has a wealth of knowledge about the subject and has already done a lot of work himself to piece together this history. Thus boks the era in which, an art that protected the people of the island for over years, was being forced to oblivion.

Helaye Satan Rahasa – Angampora| By Ajantha Mahanthaarachchi

Pix courtesy Reza Akram. Maru kala is the component that incorporates nerve-point attacks angampofa of inflicting pain on the opponent, causing serious injury or timed death. You have entered an incorrect email address! Retrieved 19 May Angampora practitioners claim the origins of the art span back to more than 30, years ago.