South African Sports: Intonga & Isinaphakade Samathongo

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1. Intonga

Like in Kenya, South Africa also has traditional forms of stick fighting. One such form is called Intonga. Watch an Intonga fight below.

2. Isinaphakade Samathongo

The Isinaphakade Samathongo is an esoteric ancestral combat sport practiced by the Zulus and the Xhosa in South Africa. This system emphasizes powerful combat techniques and an ethical philosophy. It is used as an initiation to the caste of priest-warriors of the two tribes.

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