Adel Paul Boulad, Egyptian Baton Martial and Festive art, Tahtib Moderne, BUDO Édition, 2003
Modern Tahtib (MT) is the update version of the Egyptian Battle staff. 5000 years after its first engravings on Sahourê Pyramid, it is now a sport, a peaceful and structured martial art, with instructors and tournaments. It is played with a 1.30m long rattan stick. Jousting, combat and forms take place in a circle. The audience and the drummers develop a festive and respectful atmosphere.
In 2016, the traditional version of MT has been inscribed at Unesco Heritage, “Tahteeb- Stick game”.