Cheena Di

Cheena di (meaning “Chinese Punch”) is an ancient kung fu style in Sri Lanka. It is believed this style was taught to the Sinhalese by Shaolin monks who came to see the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. It is now rare, as karate, wushu, aikido, jujutsu and judo are the more popular styles in Sri Lanka. It takes 15 years to master the style and teachers still teach using the Orthod

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Angampora

Angampora is the native martial art of Sri Lanka that exhibits smooth, flowing but deceptive movements. Its techniques include basic grappling and submission maneuvers; however, one notable feature of this art is its fast footwork and flowing jumps that are likened to a butterfly. A beginner is first taught basic warm-up exercises. Later, a student is taught more specialized exercises which...

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