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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

WELLNESS
Healthy Roots Florida
Community Health Food Store
North Lauderdale, FL
954-248-7215
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthyrootsfl/
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

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