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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History – Angampora – STIMA

There will be a photography exhibition open to the public on angampoda 22 nd and 23 rd of October from Angampora fighter with sword [31]. Being a small team and doing the work of a big project is not easy at all. This includes archaeological sites, museums, and locations where we have shot action photographs for the book.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Angampora practitioners claim the origins of the art span back to more than 30, years ago. Corporate citizens have an important role to play in helping protect our culture, so we are looking for support from socially-responsible businesses to partner with us.

At the outset of expansive trade policies in the international arena, freight of goods via sea. But more than anything, we have had a great amount of unforgettable moments, which has made the effort worth it. It promised the governing of the country to be as per the traditions that prevailed.

How many locations have you covered so far and how does your journey to India fit into the picture? These were important elements for our narrative. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published. Such was the invincibility of Sri Lankans.


Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted. Although the forest that has been covering most of the island has been angampofa thinned down by man at present, the country is still proud of a number of National Parks which has a high Bio-diversity.

We have received a tremendous amount of help and inspiration from our main researcher who is a guru of one of the oldest lineages of Angam fighters in Angam;ora Lanka. Unarmed combat among champions had been the pinnacle of all events. The age of King Ravana is considered to be the time when the art of Angam was at its pinnacle. We are all passionate about our country and we have got a lot of creativity and enthusiasm to do something novel, so we decided to put our skills together to help bring this art bloks global awareness as our first project through our partnership: Due to his request, we have kept his name undisclosed but we will be introducing him to everyone following our progress very soon.

Angampora gripping technique at Korathota Angam Maduwa. Referred to as the golden age of Sri Lanka the good king was supposed to have built hospitals not only for humans but even for animals.

Wanda gataya Hasthi gataya. National Museums of Ceylon. The mighty king Ravana, who is the only king spoken of prior to the recorded history began, was said to have some provinces in India too under his rule. Perimeters of fighting are defined in advance, and in some of the cases is a pit. It has been a angamplra languishing in obscurity for the last couple of centuries, often misunderstood as an urban legend; a thing of the past.


Retrieved from ” https: According to apocryphal Sinhalese folklore, angampora’s history stretches to as far back as 3, years, [11] [ dead link ] with the Yaksha tribe one of the four “hela” – the ancient tribes that inhabited the island being identified as originators. Although we have not finalised an exact date yet, we hope to release the book at the end of August this year.

The earliest indication of Angam is believed to have been inherited through the vast knowledge of King Ravana who believed to have ruled bbooks ancient Sri Lanka some years ago. Archived from the original on 12 March When his photographs went viral after being featured on Huffington Post last angxmpora, he saw the interest that the global community had to learn about the art. One of the main reasons we did this was to bring together a community of people around the world to support the revival of Angampora in Sri Lanka.

Reviving a nation’s legacy: Angampora in pictures

A graduation ceremony known as the Helankada Mangalya is the apex of the life of an angampora fighter, held within a Bookss temple. Oceans and Continents Partners. It had anagmpora from generation to generation, standing the formidable test of time, and once wasan indispensable part of the Sri Lankan way of life. The team behind the project; how did you meet and what was the concept for the project at the initial stage? Ravana is said to have also been a specialist in all forms of Angam.

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