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History & Culture
23rd Dec, 2020
- Recently this art form is included in the Khelo India Games.
What is Gakta?
- Gatka is the name of an Indian martial art.
- It is a style of stick-fighting, with wooden sticks intended to simulate swords.
- Gatka is a formalized Sikh in the Indian state of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
- Gatka is focused primarily on weapons, especially swords and stick fighting.
- Gatka martial artists consider this ancient martial arts style as the “mother of all martial arts”.
- The art form of Gatka can be practised either as a sport or a ritual; the sport form is played by 2 opponents wielding wooden staves called gatka.
- These sticks may be paired with a shield.
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