These midair martial art photos are absolutely breathtaking
For more than 30,000 years, Sri Lankans have been practicing an ancient and time-honored martial art form called Angampora. The practice has been passed down from generation to generation and the martial art incorporates meditative poses, hand-to-hand combat and traditional ancient weapons. Some of the moves are also gracefully executed in pairs.
These stunning black and white photographs were taken by Reza Akram and show fighters demonstrating Angampora in an old fortress in Sri Lanka.
The photographer's series captures the fighters in brilliant and often symmetrical midair poses, and the images truly highlight the beauty of an art form that is as old as time.
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