Fight like a Pharaoh: Exploring the Combat Traditions of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt is one of the most well documented civilizations in Africa as well containing some of the earliest depictions of organized combat systems. Like other cultures on the continent, the Egyptians practiced wrestling, boxing, and stick fighting in order to prepare warriors for the battlefield as well as to demonstrate Egypt’s dominance other it’s neighbors and commemorate the victory of Horus over Set.
In this class we will explore the combat traditions of wrestling, stick fighting, and boxing reconstructed from Egyptian and Nubian iconography, as well as living traditions practiced in North and East Africa.

Location: Laughlin II Date: July 24, 2022 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Da’mon Stith