The basis of selecting a student by a Guru (master) to pass the knowledge is the good conduct of the student. It is strongly said that you should not teach even your child if the required discipline is not within him/her. The student if selected would have to promise /sworn/ declare by a statement after lighting lamps for Lord Buddha, Emperor Ravana and the protecting Gods that the art learnt will only be used in his/her defense or in defense of the family and in the service of the country.

History mentions thirty two weapons that have been used by the warriors of the king. Out of these the sword, bow & arrow, dagger, spear & the stick were the main five weapons. Since the techniques pertaining to all these were numerous, one single person to master all weapons required a life time of dedicated training. Sadly the prohibition that was in force for nearly two centuries appear to have been successful in suppressing any such effort and had made much of the knowledge oblivion. Ex- Bow & Arrow techniques.

However we still have the opportunity to learn 95% of the art from the Masters who are willing to teach the knowledge that has been preserved down their generations.

The art is a way of life. As in any sport you need strength and the will to excel in the techniques you learn. However Angam Kalawa does not advocate exercises or practicing in any way that will harm you physically in the long run. You do not punch or kick concrete blocks or abuse your body in any manner that will have ill effects after a while. You learn of herbs and plants and other natural food that will improve your strength. You learn of medicinal herbs and methods of indigenous Sri Lankan medicine.

You are required to learn to defend yourself against harm others would inflict on you. You do not learn Angam kalawa with the intention of inflicting harm to others. Your daily practicing should commence and end after meditating. In meditation you are required to focus on learning the art without injuring you or any others who will help you to learn the techniques.

The most important point in learning the art is how you place your feet. From the beginning to the end, it is said, whatever you learn will not be of value if your feet are not in proper place. In practicing Haramba or various combination of techniques you are taught to face all four sides that you are exposed to. You are prepared to face situations in real life.

As you progress in learning the art you will commence to respect the vulnerability of others who are less knowledgeable on the weaknesses of one’s physical body. You will not be angered by ego driven petty situations. You will learn to tolerate others to an extent that you may never have before but will also manage to hold your place in society. In effect you will become a respected healthy individual who will love and serve your country, your people and mother earth.

So join us and be a party to preserving an invaluable Sri Lankan traditional heritage for our future generations.

May the Triple Gem & God Ravana Bless You!

Armed Combat

Where various types of weapons are used, such combat techniques were called “ILLANGAM”.

There are 64 weapons (with 32 various types of swords) using in Illangampora (armed combat). To who wish to become a master in Angam he/she must master in those 64 weapons. Some of those weapons are.

  • Sword (single edge)
  • Sword (double edge)
  • Spear
  • Long stick
  • Short stick
  • Dagger
  • Short sword
  • Club
  • Knuckle duster
  • Horn Dagger
  • Knife
  • Axe
  • Lance
  • Hatchet
  • Bow & Arrow
  • Iron club
  • Welayudhaya (Belt sword)
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Gataputtu is the techniques that Angam fighter using to weak, kill or disarm the enemy. To placing gataputtu  on enemy Angam fighter use his body parts like hands, legs, head..ect..ect. Angam discpile must learn how to place gataputtu on opponent and also he must learn how to redeem from gataputtu if some one place gataputtu on him. Without using proper redeem techniques its impossible to redeem from gataputtu. Gataputtu is a major part of Angampora and it has very big pool of techniques.

Some of famous gataputtu techniques by name

  • Diyaballu gataya
  • Kathira gataya
  • Pimburu gataya
  • Wanda gataya
  • Hasthi gataya
  • Lin gataya
  • Konda gataya
Pora harammba is the offensive and defensive techniques using in Angampora. This is the main part of Angampora. If  Angam fighter offense he will do the maximum damage for his opponent there are main 18 offensive strikes  and seven defensive blocks are teaching in Angampora after master in this main 18 offensive strikes and 7 defensive blocks disciple will learn more advance techniques other than this.

Some of main offensive techniques by name

  • Dik gutiya
  • Cholle
  • Tokke
  • Len pahara
  • Miti pahara / Miti gutiya
  • Miti guliya
  • Vesi pahara
  • Athul pahara
  • Pita pahara
  • Thallu pahara
  • Vakka paharamaster Karunapala
Most advance and complex area of Angampora is maru kala. Only few blessed and trustworthy disciples are get qualified for learn this part of Angampora, Because this contains very powerful secrets nerve points attacks and healing. Disciple must sworn by sake of Loard Bhudda, God Ravana and his parents to not harm anybody using this art and not to teach anybody has low qualities. History claims Emerror Ravana’s grandfather is the pioneer of Maru Kala and Emperor Ravana also add more advance techniques to this using his medical knowledge (Dehadamma)

Using Maru Kala Angam fighter can

  • Give Quick death to opponent
  • Make great pain
  • Make paralysis
  • Make swoon
  • Make blood vomiting with a pain
  • Make incontinent
  • According to astrology put opponent in slowly & painful death

Unarmed combat

“Anga” in the native tongue is body and “Pora” signified combat ( Singhala is the native language of the Sinhalese who are the majority in the country ). Body combat also unarmed combat, was called Angampora as only the human body parts were used to fight.

Main parts in Angampora are

  • Gataputttu ( Locks and grips)
  • Pora Harammba (Offense and defense techniques)
  • Maru Kala (Nerve point attacks)