Angam Pora: Sri Lankans ancient martial art

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Angam Pora: Sri Lankans ancient martial art
Sri Lankan students take part in traditional martial arts games locally known as 'Angam Pora' in Koratota village, 35 kilometers (20 miles) outside the capital Colombo 28/12/2009.
Angam Pora, is a traditional martial art in Sri Lanka, which is known to be one of the oldest fighting disciplines in the world. Its a deeply spiritual form of combat which has its roots in different philosophies of nature and astrology and also has a strong connection to music, employ rhythmic and flowing movements. Angam Pora means unarmed combat. Combat techniques wherein weapons are used are called Illangam. Maya Angam is a technique which involves the use of spells and incantations to confuse or bring an opponent down.
 

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A friend of mine that lives over sent me some video of it a while back, if i can find it I'll post it. As I recall it's interesting to see
 
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