Launched in 2018, the Historical African Martial Arts Association is global community of historians, martial artists, enthusiasts, and craftspeople dedicated to the research, restoration, and promotion of the martial arts and military history of Africa and its diaspora.

The core tenets of this organization are research, education, discipline, and community. Through these approaches to our research, training, and outreach, we will not only accomplish our objectives, but also build new connections with people around the world.

HAMAA believes in equality, mutual respect, and welcomes people from all walks of life into the community. We are a non-political entity that is focused on staying as accurate as possible, while simultaneously respecting the traditions of the cultures from which these arts came.

For more information on our core principles, please click here to see our Charter.

For more information on the Council, please click here.

For more information on our research, please click here.

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