Sikh Martial Art Gatka Training, Weapons, Rules of Gatka Game Videos

Punjab Gatka Association, a sports body, is affiliated with PUNJAB OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION, promoting & reviving Gatka as a game

Sikh Martial Art Gatka Training, Weapons, Rules of Gatka Game Videos - Punjab Gatka Association, a sports body, is affiliated with PUNJAB OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION, promoting & reviving Gatka as a game

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INTRODUCTION

Gatka is the name of an Indian traditional Sikh martial art associated with the Sikhs history of India and an integral part of an array of Sikh Shastar Vidiya. The present form that further developed in later 19th century, out of sword practice, is divided in two sub-styles called Rasmi (traditional) and Khel (sport) from 1920s in the undivided Punjab.

Gatka is generally at public display during religious processions but Punjab Gatka Association (PGA) and Gatka Federation of India (GFI), both registered organizations, have taken major initiatives to implement this martial art as a sport in the India and worldwide. It is a humble effort to revive this forgotten and dying art having a historical significance. The Gatka Federation is managing, standardizing, promoting and reviving Gatka as a game in India that was in vogue for self-defence since times immemorial. In order to preserve, promote and showcase the rare Sikh martial art at national and international level, the GFI and PGA are producing a documentary film on Gatka.

The GFI, under the aegis of World Gatka Federation has, for the first time, formulated and standardized the in-depth Gatka rules and regulations in 2009 (updated in 2014) for playing of Gatka game and providing training to the budding Gatkebaaz through workshops, seminars and camps under the new Gatka rules. The Department of Education, Govt. of Punjab has also incorporated the Gatka game into the Punjab schools, colleges and universities sports calendars on the persistent appeals of GFI and PGA. We are passionately longing from all the States as well as Central Government to award due gradations of Gatka game certificates at par with the certificates of other games.

Gatka is a style of stick fighting between two or more practitioners, with wooden sticks (called soti) intended to simulate swords. In Gatka game, the “Stick” and “Farri” is also used to substitute the sword and shield respectively for practice and safety purposes. When one exponent attacks, the opponent blocks it and then counter-attacks the player. It is a unique art to defend and display fighting skills and exercise self-control which is the best part of the martial art Gatka. Gatka is also meant to enable youth to stay healthy and agile by keeping them away from the menace of drug abuse and other intoxicants to lead a disciplined and pious life.

  • Harvinder says:

    Waheguru ji khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh,
    Please let me know, where can my kids learn gatka in Delhi.
    Thanx

  • Rahul says:

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh….. mai ek middle class family nu belong krda han teh mai gatka sikhan ch bhut intrested han ..plsss menu daso k kaun kithe sikhaunda hai

  • Rajinder Singh says:

    WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

    RESPECTED SADH SANGAT JI,
    I AM SO POOR SIKH PERSON, I HAVE TWO KIDS (BOY) THEY ARE IN AGE OF 6 AND 8 YRS OLD, I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THEM IN GOOD TAKSAL WHERE THEY CAN LEARN ABOUT THE SKHI AND AS WELL AS OTHER STUDY AS AN ENGLISH MEDIUM OR PUNJABI MEDIUM. BUT I AM SO POOR TO PAY THE FEES OF THE SOME KINDS OF TAKSALS LIKE BARU SAHEB HIMACHAL, BUT IT IS MY LAST HOPE IN LIFE TO PUT MY CHILD IN SUCH DICIPLINE AND I WANT TO GIVE MY KIDS FOR PANTH KA BHALA. SO PLEASE ADVICE ME WHERE CAN I GO OR WHOME TO CONTACT FOR THE SAME!!!!!!!

    GURU PANTH KA DAS.

    RAJINDER SINGH

  • Manpreet Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh !!

    I really want to learn Gatka But Now i am not in my home town Batala. Can you please give me any contact in Chandigarh Or Mohali there i will learn Gatka.

    I will await for your response

    Waheguru jee ka khalsa waheguru jee ki fateh

    • HS Grewal says:

      Thnx for keenness in Gatka,
      You can contact Dr Deep Singh, President Chandigarh Gatka Association on his cell no, 094175-54911
      or you can visit Gurdwara Sahib in sector 22 D, Chd

  • gurlal singh gatka fighter says:

    waheguru g ka khalsa waheguru g ke fateh, please………… gatka compition in invit my teem shaheed baba deep singh gatka club (REG) bhikhiwind (pahuwind) Dis.. tran taran MO . 9815737212, 9872487967, 9878893666

  • GURPREET KAUR says:

    i like gatka very much…n i believe that everyone must b able to defend himself/herself….. i have a firm belief in the fact that women must know defense forms,here GATKA.,…. women are in more need of this with respect to the present time situations….i want to learn gatka..hopefully i’ll get to it…….!!

    • HS Grewal says:

      Thnx for ur comments abt Gatka nd its importance for Girls in self defence. Pursue girls to learn this self defenive game.

    • HS Grewal says:

      Thnx for ur comments abt Gatka nd its importance for Girls in self defence. Pursue girls to learn this self defensive game.

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