Cheena di

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Cheena di
Country of origin Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Parenthood Chinese martial arts
Olympic sport No

Cheena di (Sinhalese: චීනාඩි, lit. Chinese fist) is a Chinese-derived martial art from Sri Lanka. According to folklore, it was first brought to Sri Lanka 1600 years ago by Tang monks in pilgrimage to visit the island's various Buddhist places of worship.[1] Nearly extinct today, the art takes at least 15 years to master.[2]

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  1. ^ "Galle Art Trail Festival - feast for mind and heart" (PDF). The Island. 23 October 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lankan martial arts - the Cheena di boys and girls". Sunday Observer. 24 September 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2012.