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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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Tracking down the leads for your story board — what were the angampoga and challenges that you had to face? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This spelled fatal to the Sri Lankan martial art world, as its new foreign rulers, the appointed governor of Ceylon Robert Brownrigg banned and outlawed the practice of Agam. Equally obscure are its history, origins, and techniques, which are largely unknown to anyone beyond the few practitioners that remain.

Oceans play a crucial role in balancing the global ecosystem. Retrieved 27 October It loosely means the martial, which uses limbs without the use of weapons.

Your angamppora to publish the book, is it on track? Retrieved 19 May Angam is believed to have been a part of the ancient culture of Sri Lanka that dates back to over years.

All the content on this website is copyright protected and can be reproduced only by giving the due courtesy to ‘ft. 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.

However this great island fell under the British rule in Be that as it may this was on of the very few known fact of angam. Then there are traditional practitioners, who live in remote areas of the country and we have to travel a great deal to these places to get what we want. Although we have not finalised an exact date yet, we hope to release the book at the end of August this year.

The work is challenging, and it is not easy to be a start-up in Sri Lanka because not too many people believe four young guys who have taken an alternative career choice.


Ravana was said to be a specialist in pressure point healing. Today, this exotic and deadly 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. A number of paintings related to angampora are found at Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. We have had a lot of challenges on shoots, from capturing the perfect light for a shot to coordinating animals and dealing with site officials.

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. Meeting a year-old Angam master, travelling thousands of kilometres in Sri Lanka and India, seeing ancient artefacts nobody has seen before, and seeing a fascinating hidden aspect of our culture has been an amazing experience.

The hand fighting technique known as amaraya is a step into the next level of training. The association between Ravana and Angam is so strong, it is such that even today, Angam gurus begin their training only after lighting a lamp in memory of this ancient Sri Lankan King. 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.

Reza, Dewmith, and I were all friends since our school days at Royal College and Nuwan is a close friend who we met a few years ago thanks to our mutual friends and common interests. Angampora has been the subject of a number of films and television dramas in Sri Lanka. Although the forest that has been covering most of the island has been considerably thinned down by man at present, the country is still proud of a number of National Parks which has a high Bio-diversity.

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

But, a few secret lineages of warriors faithfully kept the art alive in secret for generations, where in the present day it has resurfaced to reveal a completely unseen side to Sri Lankan history and culture. Foot movement techniques are the cornerstone of this art of fighting, and a foot exercise called mulla gooks is the first skill taught, with minor mistakes being stiffly disciplined. Thus for the next years i. I write for many of us. Retrieved 20 May The mighty king Ravana, who is the only king spoken of prior to the recorded history began, was said angaampora have some provinces in India too under his rule.


Usage of weapons is discretionary.

The art of Angam which was developed for so many thousands of years has done its best in protecting Sri Lanka from its enemies.

Even though Ravana had known Lakshmana was his enemy, he had done so out of gooks compassion towards the boy. But all of that is about to change. Ministry of Culture and the Arts, Sri Lanka. With golden beaches right round, the country has a wet zone to the west. Most of the places we have covered are in Sri Lanka. Each day is a challenge for us. The Ravana Age — BC. Proceeds from book sales will be directly channelled to booos Korathota Angampora lineage with the hope of providing much needed financial support for the traditional Angampora practitioners who have kept this art alive through the centuries.

So far we have covered over 30 locations. Anganpora Read Edit View history. The rights of bank deposit holders?

Photos from Angampora Sri Lanka in “Book Launch of Helaye Satan Rahasa Angampora”

Besides that there were clans such at Kotte Clan, Ritigala Clan, Warnasuriya Clan, Padiwita Clan, and many more clans who has taken after the names of families and region where the art was well preserved with its true form and purity.

Gooks age of King Ravana is considered to be the time when the art of Angam was at its pinnacle. Such was the invincibility of Sri Lankans. We have taken more than 15, photographs for the project and the toughest part is to choose which photos to put in the book.