Nguni Stick Fighting

Nguni stick fighting (or known as donga) is a martial art traditionally practiced by teenage Nguni herdboys in South Africa.

Each combatant is armed with two long sticks, one of which is used for defense and the other for offense. No armour or protective gear is used.

Nguni Stick Fighting or Donga is a traditional martial art that is practicesd by the Nguni people in South Africa.

In this art, participants are armed with two lonng sticks, one is used for attacking, the other is for defending.

This king of fighting provides an opportunity for men to build courage and skill, to distinguish themselves as proficient warriors, and to earn respect in the community. Strength and agility are important in winning a tournament or fight.

Each combatant is armed with two long sticks, one of which is used for defence and the other for offence. No armour or protective gear is used. The object is to hit the opponent with a stick until pain is inflicted.

Nguni stick Fighting Donga

In recent years, attempts have been made to develop stick fighting into a regular sport, with rules and competitions. Nelson Mandela practiced Nguni stick fighting as a child.

The object is to hit the opponent with a stick until pain is inflicted.

In recent years, attempts have been made to develop stick fighting into a regular sport, with rules and competitions. Nelson Mandela practiced Nguni stick fighting as a child, and it was featured on the BBC reality TV show Last Man Standing.