Sri Lanka, a country with a rich history that goes back for over 5000 years tells us of great Martial Art that were enjoyed by the kings who ruled this wonderful land. In the past ages, where the law of "survival of the fittest" prevailed, this tiny nation had to hold its own, mostly against the mighty India (South India - Chola Kingdom). The kings of India many a time thought to have this "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" to decorate their crowns and invaded the island. But invariably, each time, they were driven back. Such was the invincible might of the fighting techniques practiced by the people of Sri Lanka and they called it the ANGAM SATAN KALAWA (fighting art named ANGAM).
"Anga" in the native tongue ( Singhala is the native language of the Sinhalese who are the majority in the country ) meant parts. Unarmed combat, was called Angam as only the human body parts were used to fight. Where various types of weapons are used, such combat techniques were called "ILLANGAM". A people with a rich culture which had various types of dancing for which a variety of drums were used, they made such music too a part of their traditional martial arts.
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