Monday, September 18, 2017


                                TATIB - Egyptian Stick Dance

A Worthy Share !

The Art of Tahtib (Stick Fighting)

history and origion :

Tahtib ( stick fighting Art ) is an ancient Egyptian heritage , back to the old Egypt.
Tahtib created by the pharaohs for gradiation and fighting to achieve physical and mental perfection of man .
Tahtib is a kind of Maritial Art , and the oldest marital art in history using the stick .
Tahtib has become for over 5000 years cares about participation and group revelry .
Its rules and laws were inscribed on walls in Abusir archaeological area in the old kingdom( 5th Dynasty 2800 BC) . In another hand Tahtib has appeared as a scene of festivity in the modern kingdom period ( 1500_100 BC) on the wall of archaeological zones luxor and saqqara , also found inscriptions archaeogical in the region of the tombs of Tuna El _Gabal and the tombs of Beni _Hassan in " Minya" which confirm that Tahtib had practiced by the residents last mentiond in old kingdom was in (11th _12th Dynasty ).

Tahtib through after old kingdom period :

Tahtib had continued as asport after old kingdom not only as a sport , but also part of the training of soldiers to defend the kingdom in ancient Egypt.

Tahtib in Roman times :

there is no doubt that during the weak Greek and Roman eras Tahtib had continued and in the primitive christian literature was mentioned that Tahtib was found for entertainment and as a kind of folk art shows at festivals and weddings .
Despite the multiplicity of insciptions on the walls of the tombs of the ancient Egyptions throughout the old Egyptian history since the old kingdom ( 2681 - 2191 BC ) and even Alexander the great period ( 332 BC ) which show scenes of the sport of Tahtib , but the begining of the ancient Egyptian knowledge of the history Tahtib and exercise of it is still shrounded in a lot of mystery .
It is worth noting that most of martial arts in the world has taken a lot of Tahtib rules as the oldest martial art in history , as the device is used in Tahtib the stick is the oldest defensive device in the world .
now a days Tahtib has been practicing in different ways as a maritail Art ,a folkloric dance , a tradition for the villagers , a stick game , a kind of sport or as a technique of self - defense.
Finally Tahtib has been incorporated and registered as an Egyptian pure heritage in UNESCO representative list of cultural organization intangible heritage in the Ethiopian capetal Addis Ababa from28 November to 2 December 2016.
It is the reality of our belief in the importance of heritage and preserved it we have set up a center for teaching the art of Tahtib with all its rules and its assets which ancient Egyptions invented.

Identification card:

the international center for teaching arts of Tahtib ( stick fighting )
It is a volunteer center " non - profit " we have created our selves for the training and teaching who wish to learn arts of Tahtib . it is the first specialized center for teaching Tahtib as a maritial art in Egypt .

Our objectives :

- To preserve of this ancient culture heritage , defuse and define it .
- To inform a spicified entity worthy of the oldest maritial art , and of this ancient feature of heritage.
- representate Egypt in international forums and festivals.
- Seek to set up an international consortium for Tahtib worthy of the historical and civilizational posation of Egypt .
-look forward to organizing an international tournament specialy after the registering it by the UNESCO as an intangible human heritage.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Please Check This Out From My Daughter. She's Really getting into this.

HoopYogini Certified Instructor, Venetria Nya Benitez of Hula Roots shares how hula hooping helps her connect with her body, womb and sexuality.


Monday, May 15, 2017


Good Morning Divas!

Not a lot going on for me this month. Life naturally slows down... like it or not  😂  My mornings are usually reduced to watching the mountain sceanery. It gets mistier than this at times. We also get Kites bizzing the smaller birds. Just not fast enough to catch the flight. I'd need to have a camera set up full time.

Here's a Clip you may find useful for your outdoor excersise. It's for one of the hardest muscles to Keep Tight.


Until my next post.........

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Greeting Divas!

This in from SHIRA.NET

DANCE TIP: CONNECTING WITH YOUR AUDIENCE. Most of our belly dance practice is done in studios and our homes. In that environment, our gaze naturally reaches only to the nearest wall. Or, worse yet, the gaze focuses on the instructor's hips and feet, which is an even shorter focal point than the wall, plus it draws your eyes downward. So what happens when we perform? Our focus often stays at the distance we're accustomed to practicing - just a few feet in front of us, and maybe even down a bit. It stops short of reaching the audience and connecting with them.
Look for ways to practice where you can see outdoors, and then practice making your gaze reach out to a tree, a flower, a car, or whatever is some distance from you. Practice locking in your focus on that tree, as if it were an audience member. Make your eyes accustomed to connecting with an object (or person) that's at a bit of distance from you.
What you do in practice is what you will naturally do in performance. So look for ways to practice reaching out to your audience.

Sage advice Y'all!

Monday, January 30, 2017


Jackey Chan has really done it ..... As Usual. I wonder how many takes to get this sequence right?  :-D

Tha k you Ruben for the giggle  :-D

Wednesday, December 7, 2016