The average person(black)don’t know about the story of Montu(martial)Arts!
Africans invented many different kinds of fighting styles. Black people have produced some of the finest martial arts teachers in the western hemisphere who were also champions in the far East. Watching movies at an early age produced the interest in montu arts not the craft itself,sadly we r like everybody else and followed the trends too. We didn’t know this was a part of our heritage and is our birth right. The mental,physical aspects of it and the discipline would have helped us greatly but it would not be realized till sometime down the road. The Asian didnt see the arts like us he literally thought a move was what was shown to him in the form of ancient writings on the temple walls.He translated the depictions like they were moves and thus created his style of montu arts.This style work especially well when filming a movie,it’s kind of like stop motion,the kind you would c n the old christmas movie like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer or santa clause is coming to town.This made the movie look different than anything we had every seen before and took off! That was make believe and we still don’t know our story,well here is one about a man that was worthy of being a great montu arts movie star but that didn’t happen because that would be teaching black kids to be interested in their story.
STEVE “NASTY” ANDERSON was a great Montu Artist/fighter!
Many Africans in America, who took a keen interest in martial arts back in the 1950’s and 60’s were war veterans, returning from military service in Japan and Korea. They may have learned from Asian masters as an entry point, but upon studying deeper they learned that the Nuba of the Sudan had practiced Martial Arts (Montu Arts) thousands of years ago.
What I liked the most about many of these wise teachers was that they had an African centered approach to the Martial arts (they did not worship Asia and get lost trying to become Asian). Many of their students and coaches alike are still looking past Asia and going straight to Africa for the real roots of some of the world’s oldest martial arts. The earliest documentation on organized combat originated from Kemet (Egypt) in 4000 B.C.