Dambe – African Martial Arts Style

Dambe is a West African martial arts focused primarily on boxing skills but contestants are also allowed to use kicking techniques.

This martial arts comes from the traditional training given to ancient African warriors (i.e. tribes in Nigeria, Niger and Chad). Even today, the lead hand is known as the spear and the rear hand as the shield.

For other African martial arts, please visit the main African Martial Arts Styles section.

Demonstration of a Dambe Sparring Match