Modern Tahtib founder Adel Paul Boulad began researching tahtib since 2000 and has since established the worldwide network of tahtib practitioners with his teaching methods. From the rural regions of Upper Egypt Modern Tahtib designed a codified curriculum from the varieties known as Tashkila. The Modern Tahtib founder then drew more inspiration and formulated joust techniques called Abousir, and also 360 combat with two opponents. The founder decided on black shirts, pants, and a three tipped sash reminiscent of a red sash worn by ancient Egyptian fighters. Unlike traditional tahtib, MT allows women to compete. MT’s greatest achievement thus far has been successfully registered with UNESCO in 2016 as “intangible cultural heritage of humanity.” MT has now set a goal for tahtib to be a sanctioned Olympic sport by 2032.
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