Although Nguni/Xhosa styles of fighting may use only two sticks, variations of Bantu/Nguni stick-fighting throughout Southern Africa incorporate shields as part of the stick-fighting weaponry. Zulu stick-fighting uses an isiquili or attacking stick, an uboko or defending stick and an izolihauw or defending shield. Film maker SiyaBonga Makhathini has directed the film "We Still are Warriors" which captures the essence of the modern-day Zulu stick-fighter, descendant of the kings of old.

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  • Although Nguni/Xhosa styles of fighting may use only two sticks, variations of Bantu/Nguni stick-fighting throughout Southern Africa incorporate shields as part of the stick-fighting weaponry. Zulu stick-fighting uses an isiquili or attacking stick, an uboko or defending stick and an izolihauw or defending shield. The object is for two opposing warriors to fight each other to establish which of them is the strongest or the "Bull" (Inkunzi). In modern times this usually occurs as part of the wedding ceremony where warriors from the bridegroom's household and area welcome warriors from the bride's household and area to meet to "get to know each other", other groups of warriors may also be welcome to join in. Warriors do this by engaging in combat with one another. An "induna" or War Captain / Referee from each group of warriors keeps his crew in check and keeps order between fighters. This tradition is one which arguably developed in societies, cultures and civilisations that used herding as part of their systems of survival, where there are cows, there are stick-fighters. The old regimental structures of the great uShaka KaSenzangakhona KaJama dominate current modern Zulu stick-fighting. Film maker SiyaBonga Makhathini has directed the film "We Still are Warriors" which captures the essence of the modern-day Zulu stick-fighter, descendant of the kings of old. Nelson Mandela practiced Nguni stick-fighting as a child, and it was featured on the Discovery and BBC reality TV show Last Man Standing. It has been featured in Season 1 of the television series Deadliest Warrior. (en)
  • La lutte Nguni est une lutte traditionnelle sud-africaine pratiquée par les ethnies Nguni. Dans cet art, les combattants sont armés de deux longs bâtons, l'un servant à attaquer, l'autre à se défendre. Ce genre de combat est l'occasion pour les hommes de se forger courage et habileté, de se distinguer en tant que guerriers et de gagner le respect de la communauté. La force et l'agilité sont importantes pour gagner un tournoi ou un combat. (fr)
  • ングニ棒術(ングニぼうじゅつ)は、南アフリカやスワジランドに住むングニ民族(ズールー族やコサ族等の、ングニ語族の言葉を話す人々の総称)に伝わる棒術。 (ja)
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  • Zulu stick-fighting
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  • Nguni stick-fighting
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  • La lutte Nguni est une lutte traditionnelle sud-africaine pratiquée par les ethnies Nguni. Dans cet art, les combattants sont armés de deux longs bâtons, l'un servant à attaquer, l'autre à se défendre. Ce genre de combat est l'occasion pour les hommes de se forger courage et habileté, de se distinguer en tant que guerriers et de gagner le respect de la communauté. La force et l'agilité sont importantes pour gagner un tournoi ou un combat. (fr)
  • ングニ棒術(ングニぼうじゅつ)は、南アフリカやスワジランドに住むングニ民族(ズールー族やコサ族等の、ングニ語族の言葉を話す人々の総称)に伝わる棒術。 (ja)
  • Although Nguni/Xhosa styles of fighting may use only two sticks, variations of Bantu/Nguni stick-fighting throughout Southern Africa incorporate shields as part of the stick-fighting weaponry. Zulu stick-fighting uses an isiquili or attacking stick, an uboko or defending stick and an izolihauw or defending shield. Film maker SiyaBonga Makhathini has directed the film "We Still are Warriors" which captures the essence of the modern-day Zulu stick-fighter, descendant of the kings of old. (en)
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  • Nguni stick-fighting (en)
  • Lutte Nguni (fr)
  • ングニ棒術 (ja)
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