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Making Angampora A Ring Sport

“Our main focus is on bringing out the technical aspect by breaking some of the traditional barriers that have kept this art a secret from the world.”

Thanks to a colonial-era ban lifted only in 2019, #angampora — a traditional Sri Lankan martial art — is struggling to gain popularity with younger generations. Outside of the island, the practice is risking extinction. Organisations like STIMA are dedicated to adapting the ancient art into a modern ring sport, in the hopes that it will increase its popularity.

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