Pan Kau Rau Shen: The Egyptian Self-Defense System
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Pan Kau Rau Shen: The Egyptian Self-Defense System

Pan Kau Rau Shen ( P-n Kh Rh Shn) is a Egyptian ' Kemetic African' self-defense system used in the ancient times. The term used is ' all powers that encompasses Ra ( the sun disk) or ' Defeating Your Enemies with the Force of Ra. In the Shades of Memnon book series written by Gregory Walker the Kushites who used Pan Kau Rau Shen were in fact the ' Elite Warrior' of Kush. These warriors were very ferocious in their skills in combat. 

Who were these ferocious warriors? According to SDR study on Kush, in ancient times there were in fact the warriors from Yam. They were the Royal guard of the Yam king. Later, these warriors moved and the name ' Yam' became Kam ( as in Kamities). Kam formed a civilization known ad Kerma. The warriors of " Yam" were in fact " Kam- Kerma" or Kushite warriors.  

These warriors lived in Kerma ( Know the Egyptians as Ta- Ney her see) or what we know as Nubians. These Nubians were hired as mercenaries in the Egyptian army to over cone the Pharaohs ( Kemetic African) enemies. The warrior skills of the Nubians were to be considered highly effective in hand to hand combat and the use of the bow. This is why Ta- Neheysee or Nubia was the Land of the bow or ( Ta-Seti literally translated the Land of Seti). 

Pan Kau Rau Shen is translated " All encompassing powers" or " Total" combat. It used hand to hand skills such as: striking , grappling, wrestling, and ground fighting. The Nubians on the battlefield were called the ' Shock' troops or simply the warriors of Ra. It was these warriors who used short hand to hand combat skills to defeat their enemies. 

In the Shades of Memnon book series the ' Kushites ' were in fact the guards who performed at KingvMinos feast. These warriors performed the Pan Kau Rau Shen by using close quarter striking, stand up grappling, and the inner power of the Rau or what is called in Kemet ( Serpent Fire).  The Kushites were also the bodyguard of Mem na un who took them on a journey to find the enemy ( this is also another example of the Kushites hired as mercenaries to complete missions). 

The term Egyptian is in fact called ' Land of the Africans'. Egypt ( Aegytos or Aeygtia) has the same meaning for the word Kemet or Kamit. It was the name for a country that was the South ( Upper Egypt) and North ( Lower Egypt). The Pan Kau Rau Shen warriors were in fact from the south and it was these warriors who accompanied the king on many missions. 

Pan Kau Rau Shen history is not only in the Shades of Memnon book series. It is in the AATTU Martial art online magazine. An article written by Roger Evelyn. Article written by Jonathan Bynoe on the history of Martial arts .Biblical Anthropologist Alice Kinsley on the warrior Nubians, and many others. 

Pan Kau Rau Shen is a codified modernized montw art self-defense system that has been modified to fit the issues on may face in Western society. SDR goal teaches the ancient concepts coupled with modern technology for street survival situations. The Egyptians ( Kemetic Africans) were innovative to use or create a effective combat system of third time. SDR is no different. Weapons has evolved but, the principle is the same, protect yourself and neutralize the threat.