Modern Tahtib results from a long evolution that finds its roots in the Pharaoh era.
In 2010, Dr Tarek El Awady, Director of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, released new evidences found on the path leading to King Sahourê’s pyramid. The engravings with hieroglyphics describe in details with the instructor’s indications to his trainee, the three Egyptian army warrior’s discipline : archery, stick, and wrestling. These confirmed the Egyptologists’ certitude, particularly the late Dr Wolfgang Decker, great Egyptologist of antique sports, about the stick fighting history.
The referred pyramid is near Cairo, at mid distance between the great pyramids of Guizeh and the famous Saqqara pyramid.