Gatka Martial Art

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News:Recently,the Punjab’s martial arts form,Gatka was performed by the Sikh community on the occasion of Republic Day.

Facts:

About Gatka Martial Art:

  • Gatka is a traditional martial art form associated with the Sikh gurus.It imbibes sword and sticks fighting skills and self-control.
  • It is believed to have originated when the 6th Sikh Guru Hargobind adopted ‘Kirpan’ for self-defence during the Mughal era.

Additional information:

Other Martial Art forms in India:

  • Kalaripayattu – Kerala
  • Silambam – Tamil Nadu
  • Thang-ta – Manipur
  • Thoda – Himachal Pradesh 
  • Lathi Khela – Punjab and Bengal
  • Pari-Khanda – Bihar by Rajputs
  • Mardani Khel – Maharashtra.