If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that I have a vested interest in African history and culture. One aspect of both is martial arts. So I want to highlight an organization that’s been doing a great job bringing African combat art to the forefront.
Guild of the Silent Sword
Guild of the Silent Sword researches traditional African art forms to recover and help them evolve in the modern world. Based in Austin, Texas, and founded Da’Mon Stith, their scholarship covers three time periods.
- Ancient States of the Nile Valley Egypt and Nubia
- covering stick fencing, wrestling, boxing, archery, and battle weaponry
- Sahelian States
- covering weapons and tactics of the Sahara, Sahel, and Sudan warriors
- covering stick and machete arts of the African diaspora, representing the survival arts used from West and Central Africa
Until Next Time…