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Egyptian revives 5,000-year-old martial art

Cairo is working to revive interest in the 5,000-year-old marital art of tahteeb, which soldiers practiced to train for war.

Radwan Mansour inherited his nearly two-meter tahteeb stick from his father in Luxor Governorate to the south of Cairo.

Mansour, who is now in his 50s, told Al-Monitor that his father taught him the rules and arts of the fighting game when he was 10 years old and it has ever since been a meaningful part of his life.

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