Synonyms for gatka or Related words with gatka

silambam              pehlwani              kalaripayattu              kushti              silat              mukna              kalarippayattu              yuddha              kalari              kalaripayat              chhau              kuttu              banshay              naban              malyutham              sattriya              danda              akhada              koshti              khela              giddha              inbuan              manipuri              attam              arnis              pencak              nihang              mohiniyattam              jhumar              natyam              thullal              nritya              tarung              mushti              kurash              cheti              dandiya              natanam              krama              yakshagana              silek              varisai              shikar              sankirtana              akhara              nrutya              pahlevani              eskrima              ghoomar              chaiti             



Examples of "gatka"
Since India's independence from colonial rule, gatka has been managed and promoted in India by the Panjab Gatka Association, Gatka Federation of India and International Sikh Martial Art Academy. The latter organization formulated and standardized rules and regulations for gatka as a sport, and providing free training through seminars, workshops and camps under the new rules. The Panjab & Chandigarh Education Departments have introduced gatka into the school sports calendars in the state, while the School Games Federation Of India also incorporated gatka into the 56th national school games calendar 2011–2012. Gatka is still practiced by some communities in Pakistan but is increasingly uncommon and does not get much support from the government. To promote and popularize the art outside India, the Asian Gatka Federation, Commonwealth Gatka Federation and World Gatka Federation besides International Sikh Martial Art Academy have also been constituted. From 2011, the Panjabi University Patiala have started to host All India inter-varsity gatka championships annually.
The Jat system of gatka is still practiced by the rural communities of India and Pakistan today, in addition to being taught as a basic form by Sikh gatka masters.
Today gatka is most often showcased during the martial festival of Hola Mohalla, as well as Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations in the Panjab. Gatka is one of the competitions held during an annual sporting event in the rural Indian city of Kila Raipur, and the Sikh community of Malaysia often holds gatka demonstrations during Vaisakhi or the Sikh new year. Once considered a diminishing art by UNESCO and SAARC, the intense and concerted efforts of these gatka federations has popularized it among the students in north India. While the urbanization of gatka has helped keep it alive, traditional masters often bemoan the lack of technique among modern competitors who tactlessly beat each other's sword or shield. Modern competitions are sometimes derogatively called the "ox-beating game" ("sandeh kot di khel"). To differentiate between gatka as a sport and as a martial art, the terms "shoshabaji" (exhibitionist) and "chatka" (quick kill) are used.
"Khel" (meaning sport or game) is the modern competitive aspect of gatka, originally used as a method of sword-training ("fari-gatka") or stick-fighting ("lathi khela") in medieval times. Competitors spar using sticks called "gatka", from which the sport derives its name. The gatka are about three handspans long, made from light wood or bamboo and covered in leather. It may be used on its own or paired with another stick but for official matches, the gatka is paired with a leather shield called a "pari". The fixed distance of sparring was introduced from British fencing during the colonial era. Points are scored for hitting or touching ("shu") the opponent with the stick, but hits to vital points are forbidden. Victory by touch is known as "shubaji".
The correct use of weapons is central to gatka, with techniques depending on the nature of the weapon.
Exercise training includes running, marching, wrestling and kundalini yoga as well as the martial art of Gatka.
Gatka is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Winnica, within Pułtusk County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.
Rajput Warrior team: Gugun Deep Singh (Rajput Descendant/Weapons Expert), Bhajneet Singh (Gatka Martial Artist), Sukhwinder Singh (Aara Expert)
The festival showcases bhangra, giddha, gatka troupes, horses and elephants. The cultural programmes include shabad kirtan, theatre, music and dance.
Gatka is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Strzegowo, within Mława County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.
Gatka is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Żmigród, within Trzebnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany.
b) 10 Indigenous Games & Martial Arts (IGMA) with 9 disciplines, namely, Archery, Kabaddi, Kalaripayatu, Mukna, Thang-Ta, Silambam, Khomlainai, Malkhamb & Gatka.
Gatka can be practiced either as a sport ("khel") or ritual ("rasmi"). The sport form is played by two opponents wielding wooden staves called "gatka". These sticks may be paired with a shield. Points are scored for making contact with the stick. The other weapons are not used for full-contact sparring, but their techniques are taught through forms training. The ritual form is purely for demonstration and is performed to music during occasions such as weddings, or as part of a theatrical performance like the chhau dance. A practitioner of gatka is called a "gatkabaj" while a teacher is addressed as "Guru" or "Gurudev".
The town is served by Kamenny Ruchey naval airfield (also known as Mongokhto) as well as the May-gatka Airport and Mayskiy Airport airbase .
Martial arts in northwest India and adjacent Pakistan were traditionally referred to by several terms but the most common today is "shastara-vidiya" or "science of self defense". Swordsmen practiced their techniques either in routines using real swords, or freestyle sparring with wooden sticks called gatka, a form of stick-fighting. Gatka is associated with the Sikhs history and an integral part of an array of Sikh Shastar Vidiya. During the colonial period, the term "gatka" was extended to mean northwestern martial arts in general. Some aspects of the art, such as the unarmed techniques or fighting in armour, are today practiced almost exclusively by the Nihang order of Sikhs. Gatka incorporates several forms, each with their own set of weapons, strategies and footwork. In the late 18th century, this martial art further developed as a recreational game and Panjab University Lahore codified its rules for playing it as a game.
Gatka () is a traditional South Asian form of combat-training in which wooden sticks are used to simulate swords in sparring matches.
As Sikh colleges opened during the 1880s, European rules of fencing were applied to create what is now called "khel" or sport gatka. The European colonists also brought Sikhs from India to other British colonies to work as soldiers and security guards. Gatka is still practiced by the Sikh communities of former British colonies and neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
Gatka ( ') is a traditional South Asian form of combat-training, developed by Sikhs, in which wooden sticks are used to simulate swords in sparring matches. In modern usage, it commonly refers to the northwestern Indian martial arts, which should more properly be called "' (, from Sanskrit "shastra-vidya" or "science of weapons"). Attacks and counterattacks vary from one community to another but the basic techniques are the same. This article will primarily use the extended definition of gatka, making it synonymous with shastara-vidiya.
Gatka () is a village in Gmina Miastko, Bytów County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately south-west of Bytów and south-west of Gdańsk (capital city of the Pomeranian Voivodeship).
Gatka () is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Główczyce, within Słupsk County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately east of Główczyce, north-east of Słupsk, and north-west of the regional capital Gdańsk.