AHa’ Mantjw is intended to be useful in urban situations. While AHa‘ Satash is constructed to push an opponent away so that a weapon can be acquired, Aha’ Mantjw is to get inside the opponents defenses, to use a weapon they might have against them, for close quarter combat.
Named after the Natjar deity Mantjw (Montu), His image as a bull is symbolic of the hooked punches, the use of elbows, and thrusting knees resemblance to the goring horns of Mantjw in His form as a bull. In His form of the falcon, He gives His inspiration for specialized clawing attacks. The Madja’w (Medjay) take a prominent role in the reconstruction of this combat technique, as this originally Nubian ethnic group were assimilated into ancient Egyptian society and served ancient Egypt of the New Kingdom as special forces in battle or policing the streets of Thebes were devoted to Mantjw
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