RESOURCEFUL LINKS

HAMA ASSOCIATIONS

These are unaffiliated reference links at the moment, whenever that status change in the future it will be publicly known. However, we have dealt with most of the below contacts and still have a open channel for guidance, training & resources. So we do recommend you reach out to them if you need additional HAMA information beyond our scope or visit them if they are located in your area.

HISTORICAL AFRICAN MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION (HAMAA)
North American founded group devoted to the research, study, educate, practice & teaching of martial arts from Africa & the African Diaspora. Along with history & cultural study of the
countries or origins.
Site: https://hamaassociation.wordpress.com/

MODERN TAHTIB
French founded group devoted to the research, study, practice & teachings of a 5000 year old Egyptian Martial Art Tahtib codified by Dr. Adel Boulad & now called Modern Tahtib.
Site: http://www.tahtib.com/accueil

TAKOUBA RESEARCH SOCIETY
The Takouba Research Society is a Czech Republic group dedicated to furthering research and knowledge of the Takouba, the Broadsword of the Sahel. They have a large database of swords that can be submitted by the general public and is publicly viewable.
Site: http://takouba.org/

DOMESTIC HAMA SCHOOLs

 

 

These are unaffiliated reference links at the moment, whenever that status change in the future it will be publicly known. However, we have dealt with most of the below contacts and still have a open channel for guidance, training & resources. So we do recommend you reach out to them if you need additional HAMA information beyond our scope or visit them if they are located in your area.

CALIFORNIA

School: Nafsi Seif
Location: Fresno, CA
Instructor: Henry Hill IV
HAMA Arts: African Swords & Zulu Martial Arts
Phone: (559) 725-8005
Site: https://hamaassociation.wordpress.com/contact/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NafsiSeif/

School: Esgrima y Machete Academy de Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Sonny Batata
HAMA Arts: Esgrima Con Machete (Afro Colombian Machete)
Phone: (323) 577-3310
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emala.afrochete/

School: El Juego De Mani & Kokobalé Workshop
Location: Hollister, CA
Instructor: Mike Quijano
HAMA Arts: El Juego De Mani (Afro Cuban Stick & Machete Fighting Style with empty hand striking, kicking, leg sweeps, headbutts, etc.) & Kokobalé (aka Cocobale/Kalinda. Afro Puerto Rican Stick & Machete fighting Style with empty hand strikes, kicking, etc.)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eljuegodemanikokobalequijano/

CONNECTICUT

School: ARASA Warrior Group
Location: New Haven, CT
Instructor: Sansou Malik Tchimna
HAMA Arts: Knockin’ & Kickin’ (52 Blocks, Capoeira, Morengy, Boreh/Laamb, Dambe), Afrikan Stick-Fighting/Dance
Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2298154127103023/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hatombe/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arasa.malik/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8rAc6JPQsGuBj_uAvELFrg/featured

GEORGIA

School: 52 Blocks Academy of Trusted Life Skills
Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Wise Morrow, Jewel Daniels, Corey Chester, Warren Crayton & William Mines
HAMA Arts: 52 Blocks (Afro American Street Boxing Style. Lineages: Charles “Lyte” Burly-Queens, NY; Rahmel Amen Rah Scott-Harlem, NY & Kayshon Beyallah-Raleigh, NC)
Email: 52blocksatl@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52blocksatl/

MICHIGAN

School: Duel At Dusk Combat
Location: Brighton, MI
Instructor: Jon Dostal (aka Maestro JP Dostal)
HAMA Arts: Khopesh (Ancient Egyptian Sword), Iklwa (Zulu Shield & Spear), African Spear & Dambe (Nigerian Boxing)
Site: http://www.duelatduskcombat.com/

NEVADA

School: Urban Arts
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Curtis Davis (Head Instructor) & Chaka Nafari (Assistant Instructor)
HAMA Arts: 52 Blocks (aka Jail House Rock[JHR]. Afro American Defensive/Offensive Street Boxing Style. Lineage from Lyte Burly from New York NY)
Phone: 702-819-9436.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52blocksnetwork/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8oKuc4Z5yn6ZwLrve5Q1pg/featured

NEW YORK

School: 52 Blocks With Lyte Burly
Location: New York, NY
Instructor: Lyte Burly
HAMA Arts: 52 Blocks (Afro American defensive & offensive street boxing style which includes elbows, knees, kicking, etc…)
Site: http://lyteburly.com

PENNSYLVANIA

School: Akoben Warrior Arts
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Damon Cunningham (aka Osa Nkante)
HAMA Arts: Zulu Combat Arts, Nguni Sticks (South African Stick fighting) & Dambe (Nigerian Boxing)

School: Zawadi Ya Hekima
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor: Nick Bulan
HAMA Arts: Ancient Egyptian Weaponry
Site: https://hamaassociation.wordpress.com/contact/

TENNESSEE

School: Jeff Woodard
Location: Middle, TN
Instructor: Jeff Woodard
HAMA Arts: Donga (Surma Stick Fighting), Nguni Sticks (South African Stick Fighting), Lepido (Nubian Whip Dueling), Dambe (Nigerian Boxing), Mambele (African Knife) & African Swords.
Site: https://hamaassociation.wordpress.com/contact/

TEXAS

School: Guild of the Silent Sword
Location: Austin, TX
Instructor: Da’Mon Stith
HAMA Arts: African Swords, El Matrag (Algerian Stick Fighting), Diaspora Machete, Capoeira & 52 Blocks (Afro American Street Boxing)
Phone: (512) 945-4241
Site: http://www.silentsword.org/

INTERNATIONAL HAMA SCHOOLS

These are unaffiliated reference links at the moment, whenever that status change in the future it will be publicly known. However, we have dealt with most of the below contacts and still have a open channel for guidance, training & resources. So we do recommend you reach out to them if you need additional HAMA information beyond our scope or visit them if they are located in your area.

CANADA

School: Niagara School of Arms
Location: Hamilton, Canada
Instructor: Adam (Mansa) Myrie
HAMA Arts: Egyptian Martial Arts
Site: https://niagaraschoolofarms.wordpress.com/

HAITI

Group: The Haitian Machete Fencing Project
Location: Jacmel, Haiti
Instructor: Avril Family (Haitian Contact) & Michael Rogers (USA Contact)
HAMA Arts: Tire Machet (Haitian Machete, Avril Family Method)
Site: https://www.haitianfencing.org
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/generalrelative

PUERTO RICO

School: Proyecto Kokobalé
Location: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Instructor: Carlos “Xiorro” Padilla
HAMA Arts: Kokobalé (aka Cocobalé. Puerto Rican Stick & Machete Fighting)
Phone: (787) 942-6686
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Proyecto-Kokobal%C3%A9-461315147993422/

BARBADOS

School: Unified Martial Art Academy (UMAA)
Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Instructor: Wayne Quintyne
HAMA Arts: Barbadian Stick Fighting
Site: http://umaabarbados.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unifiedmartialartacademy/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umaabarbados/

School: Barbadian Stick Fighting
Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Instructor: Dr. Philip Forde
HAMA Arts: Barbadian Stick Fighting (aka Bajan Stick Licking. This is a Johnson Style of the art. Private lessons only)
Email: philipforde@hotmail.com

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

School: Bois Academy of Trinidad and Tobago
Location: Barataria, Trinidad
Instructor: Rondel Benjamin
HAMA Arts: Kalinda (Trinidadian Stickfighting), Gilpin (Trinidadian Double Cutlass Fighting) & Rope Jab (Trinidadian Whip Fightng)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bois-Academy-of-Trinidad-Tobago-490806320934616/

FRANCE

School: Tay Vu Dao/ Martial Arts Academy Karamane (MAAK)
Location: Marseille, France
Master Instructor (Cheikh): Chadly Karamane
HAMA Arts: El Matrag (Algerian Stick-Fighting)
Site: https://www.tayvudao.com/matrag/

School: Modern Tahtib
Location: Paris, France
Instructor: Elrik Janssen, Melanie Var, Arthur Ouaki & Renee Destours
HAMA Arts: Modern Tahtib (Egyptian Stick-Fighting)
Site: http://www.tahtib.com/courses

School: Danmyé Janbé Dlo (DJD)
Location: Verrières Le Buisson, France
Instructor: Justin Sormain
HAMA Arts: Danmyé (aka Ladja. Afro Martinique mixed martial art that covers boxing, kicking & wrestling)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanmyeJanbeDlo/

GERMANY

School: Fechtboden Zimmermann
Location: Munich, Germany
Instructor: Tobias Zimmermann
HAMA Arts: Tire Machet (Haitian Machete, Avril Family Method)
Site: https://fechtboden.jimdo.com/

UNITED KINGDOM

School: Barbadian Stick Fighting UK
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Instructor: Noel Perkins
HAMA Arts: Barbadian Stick Fighting
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbadianstickfightingUK/

ALGERIA

School: Cannes Matreg Batons
Location: Mostaganem, Algeria
Master Instructor (Cheikh): Belmekki Fatah
HAMA Arts: El Matrag (Algerian Stick-Fighting)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cannes.matregbatons.3

HAMA ARTICLES

1.El Matrag Link
The Pilgrim’s Staff (Featuring Chadly Karamane, in French)
(Source: La Marseillaise)
http://www.lamarseillaise.fr/sports/autres-sports/27579-le-baton-du-pelerin

2.Nguni Stick Fighting Links
Nguni Stick Fighting
(Source: South African History Online)
https://www.sahistory.org.za/article/nguni-stick-fighting

Nguni Stick Fighting
(Source: Culture Shock Adventure)
https://www.cultureshock-adventure.com/blog/2018/04/11/real-commonwealth-games-nguni-stick-fighting/

3.African Kickboxing Links
Moraingy: Madagascar’s Unforgiving Martial Art
(Source: The Culture Trip)
https://theculturetrip.com/africa/madagascar/articles/moraingy-madagascars-unforgiving-martial-art/

Bare Knuckle Bouts in Madagascar? ‘It Is About More Than the Fighting’
(Source: The New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/world/africa/madagascar-moraingy.html

EDUCATION

New Alkebulan STEM Education Center
Contact: Cheryl Irvin
Lauderhill, FL
786-292-7323
Site: http://www.newalkebulanschools.com/
Donations: https://www.onedollaradaydrive.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewAlkebulanEducation

AFRICA & DIASPORA CULTURE

Kheprera Afrikan History Study Group
Local South Florida group studying Classical & Modern African history
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Times: 2nd & 4th Saturday each month at 2pm-5pm
Contact: Kamau Nkosi
Phone: 954-319-4787
Email: kamauafrika@yahoo.com

Sankofs Study Group
Local South Florida group studying Classical & Modern African history
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Times: Last Saturday each month at 2:30pm-5:30pm
Contact: Akbar Watson
Phone: 561-601-5321

ART CULTURE

DOMESTIC ARTISTS

CALIFORNIA

Name: Latorree Howard
Alias Name: MyTerraTori
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art
Social Media: www.instagram.com/myterratori
Email: myterratori@gmail.com

Name: Phillip Boutte Jr.
Alias Name: Phil Boutte
Gender: Male
Nationality: African American
Location: Valencia, CA, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art (Photoshop, Zbrush, Procreate)
Website: www.artstation.com/phillipbouttejr
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/phil_boutte
www.twitter.com/pboutte
Email: uphilme@gmail.com

GEORGIA

Name: Davian Chester
Alias Name: Real Toons
Gender: Male
Nationality: African American
Location: Columbus, GA, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art
Website: www.davianchester.com
Social media:
www.facebook.com/RealToons
www.twitter.com/real_toons
www.youtube.com/DavianChester
Email: Realtoons3@gmail.com
Phone: (706) 332-3047

Name: Lyanna Mitchell
Alias Name: llmitchellart
Gender: Female
Nationality: African American
Location: Savannah, GA, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art
Website:
https://llmitchell.artstation.com/
www.artstation.com/llmitchell
Social Media: www.instagram.com/llmitchellart
Email: llmitchellart@gmail.com

Name: Brian Moore
Alias Name: BMOESART
Gender: Male
Nationality: African American
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Art Medium: Colored Pencils, Graphite, Charcoal
Social Media: www.instagram.com/bmoesart
Email: bmoesart@gmail.com

ILLINOIS

Name: Tyler Clark
Alias Name: Inspire by Tyler
Gender: Female
Nationality: African American
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Art Medium: Mixed Media Art, Acrylic on canvas with hair/jewelry/fabric
Website: www.inspiredbytyler.com
Social Media:
www.facebook.com/InspireByTyler
www.instagram.com/inspirebytyler
https://twitter.com/inspirebytyler
Email: inspirebytyler@gmail.com

LOUISIANA

Name: Morgan Bissant
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art, Wacom Tablet, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Website: www.morganbissant.com
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/morg_city/
www.facebook.com/morganbissant/
www.twitter.com/morg_city
Email: design@morganbissant.com

NEW JERSEY

Name: LaShanna April Cooper
Alias Name: ArtbyApril
Gender: Female
Nationality: African American/Antigua
Location: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art using Procreate
Website: www.society6.com/ArtbyAprilCooper
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/artbyapril
www.youtube.com/user/ArtbyLaShannaCooper/featured
Email: cooper.lashanna@yahoo.com
Phone: (609) 516-3086

NEW YORK

Name: Robert R. Provilus
Gender: Male
Nationality: Haitian American
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Art Medium: Oil Paint
Social Media: www.instagram.com/robertprovilus
Email: robertprovilus@gmail.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Name: Iyona McDaniel
Alias Name: Iyona Laurrel
Gender: Female
Nationality: African American
Location: North Carolina, USA
Art Medium: Digital Art
Website:
http://iyonalaurrel.wixsite.com/iyonalaurrel
www.artstation.com/iyonalaurrel
www.redbubble.com/people/IyonaLaurrel
Social Media:
www.facebook.com/iyona.laurrel
www.instagram.com/iyonalaurrel/?hl=en
www.twitter.com/iyonalaurrel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCxFMFeZt50skGnUNJzSGDaA
Email: iyonalaurrel@gmail.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Alias Name: Black Girl Absolute
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Art Medium: Acrylic Paint
Website: www.bgapgh.com
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/bgapgh
www.facebook.com/BLKGRLABSOLUTE
www.youtube.com/channel/UCbPgEm_F5zANS3K3Dw7LKLQ
Email: bgapgh@outlook.com

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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

AFRICA

BOTSWANA

Alias Name: Pimz
Gender: Male
Nationality: Botswanan
Location: Botswana
Art Medium: Paint (Oil/Watercolor/Acrylic)
Social Media: www.instagram.com/officialpimz
Email: pumikb@gmail.com

BURKINA FASO

Name: Zerbo Ousmane
Alias Name: Oz
Gender: Male
Nationality: Burkina
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Art Medium: Huion Tablet
Social media:
www.instagram.com/oz_arto/
https://m.facebook.com/Oz_Art-411235059616446
Email: zerboous@gmail.com
Phone: 226 72599098

GHANA

Name: Romeo Bless Xornam Luh
Alias Name: ArtbyLuh
Gender: Male
Nationality: Ghanaian
Location: Tema, Ghana
Art Medium: Pencil, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas & Digital Art
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/artbyluh
www.facebook.com/artbyluh
https://twitter.com/romeoluh
Email: luhromeo@gmail.com
Phone: +233202808079

Name: Bright Danso
Alias Name: King Amenophis
Gender: Male
Nationality: Ghanaian
Location: Accra, Ghana
Art Medium: Burnt Wood
Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/king_amenophis/
https://twitter.com/DANSOBright19
www.facebook.com/danso.bright.965
Email: Kwamedansobright@gmail.com

NIGERIA

Name: Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco
Alias Name: Ohab TBJ
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Art Medium: Digital Art (Adobe Photoshop)
Website: www.ohabtbj.disha.page
Social media:
www.instagram.com/ohabtbj
www.facebook.com/ohabtbj
www.twitter.com/ohabtbj
Email: ohabtbj@gmail.com

CARIBBEAN

BARBADOS

Name: Ian Wade
Alias Name: Dracanima Art
Gender: Male
Nationality: Barbadian
Location: Barbados
Art Medium: Digital Art and Pencil Art
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/dracanima_art
https://twitter.com/dracanimaart
Email: dracanimaart@gmail.com

GUADELOUPE

Name: Lewis Nazical
Alias Name: travis_wayne_art or GDLWS
Gender: Male
Nationality: French
Location: Guadeloupe
Art Medium: Pen, Pencil & Tablet with Clip Studio Paint
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/travis_wayne_art
Email: lewis.nazical14@gmail.com

NORTH AMERICA

CANADA

Name: Ingrid Moukori
Alias Name: Kori
Gender: Female
Nationality: Cameroonian
Location: Quebec City, Canada
Art Medium: Digital Art

Website: www.patreon.com/koriillustrations
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/kori_x_
Email: ingrid.moukori.illustrations@gmail.com

EUROPE

FRANCE

Name: Elora Dona
Alias Name: Elo__Art
Gender: Female
Nationality: French
Location: Paris, France
Art Medium: Paint, Posca, Digital Art with Tablet
Social Media: www.instagram.com/elo__art
Email: elodona@gmail.com

GERMANY

Name: Iga Oliwiak
Alias Name: IgsonArt
Sex: Female
Nationality: Polish
Location: Berlin, Germany
Art Medium: Digital Art
Website: www.igsonart.artstation.com/
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/igsonart
https://twitter.com/igsonart
www.facebook.com/igsonart
Email: igsonart@gmail.com

Name: Dinah Poku
Alias Name: artby_dinah
Gender: Female
Nationality: German
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Art Medium: Pen, Pencil, Colored Pencil & Paint
Social Media: www.instagram.com/artby_dinah
Email: dinah.poku@hotmail.de

SERVICES

A-1 Worldwide Logistics
North Miami, Florida
305-821-8995
Site: https://www.a1worldwidelogistics.com

TRAVEL

Heidi Frazer Travel Agency
Lauderhill, FL
305-791-1423
Site: https://heidefrazertravel.com