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    25th Dec, 2020


Thang-Ta has recently got included in Khelo India Youth Games. It will be part of the Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Haryana next year.

What is about Thang-Ta?

  • This is the indigenous martial arts game of Manipur.
  • The art developed from the war environment of the tiny state of Manipur in North-east India.
  • Thang-Ta, which means ‘sword and spear’.
  • It has been practiced by the Meiteis in Manipur for thousands of years.
  • It involves an elaborate system of physical movements, breathing methods, meditations, and rituals.
  • Athletes need to have physical control and soft movements that are coordinated with the rhythm of breathing.

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