Martial Art Tour
8 Days, 7 Night
“Anga” in the native language is body and “Pora” signified combat. Body combat or unarmed combat was called Angampora or Angam in the ancient times.
“Angam” is believed to have been a part of the ancient culture of Sri Lanka that dates back to over 33000, the exact history remains unclear & fragmented due to failing records over time. However, the techniques of “Angam” has been fortunately well documented and preserved by warrior clans of Sri Lanka.
“Angam” was banned by the British during their occupation which lasted for 133 years (1815 – 1948) resulting in some dilution of techniques which was practised during the ancient times. However, it is said that 95% of the ancient techniques still remains preserved among a few warrior clans that have stood the test of time. In 2002 the Government of Sri Lanka recognized “Angam” as part of the Sri Lankan heritage.
According to contemporary experts of history Angam has 6 different subject which are broad areas of study.
1.Angampora (unarmed combat)
2.Ilangampora (armed combat)
3.Maya Angam (black & white magic)
4.Dancing & Drumming
5.Deha-Dhamma Indigenous Medicine (herbal medicines)
The Angampora component is divided into three main disciplines, gataputtu (locks and grips), pora haramba (strikes and blocks) and maru kala (nerve point attacks).
If you are a keen on the discipline of martial arts and would like to have a learning experience of this great art of combat, then this is the tour for you.
Depending on your skill level on any form of martial art and the level of proficiency you wish to acquire in “Angampora” you may wish to extend the number of days of training you wish to have.