Free Book Online
Categories
Gatka: Indian martial arts, Sikh, Punjab region, Stick fighting, Sword dance, History of martial arts, Pehlwani

Pdf

Gatka: Indian martial arts, Sikh, Punjab region, Stick fighting, Sword dance, History of martial arts, Pehlwani

3.3 (1817)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | Gatka: Indian martial arts, Sikh, Punjab region, Stick fighting, Sword dance, History of martial arts, Pehlwani.pdf | Unknown
    Unknown
Gatka is the name of an Indian martial art associated with the Sikhs of the Punjab region. It is a style of stick fighting, with wooden sticks intended to simulate swords. The Punjabi name gatka properly refers to the wooden stick used. The word originates as a diminutive of Sanskrit gada "mace". The style originated in later 19th century, out of sword practice in the British Indian Army, divided in two sub-style, called rasmi (ritualistic) and khel (sport) from the 1880s. There has been a revival during the later 20th century, with an International Gatka Federation was founded in 1982 and formalized in 1987, and gatka is now popular as a sport or sword dance performance art and is often shown during Sikh festivals. Since this revival, the term gatka has sometimes come to be extended to "Sikh martial arts" more generally, including the use of various weapons, more properly called Shastar Vidiya. Used in this sense, the term denotes historical martial arts reconstruction of 16th to 18th century Sikh fighting styles.  
3.3 (5158)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 68 pages
  • Unknown
  • Alphascript Publishing
  • Unknown
  • 8
  • Nonfiction
Read online or download a free book: Gatka: Indian martial arts, Sikh, Punjab region, Stick fighting, Sword dance, History of martial arts, Pehlwani

Review Text

Name:
The message text:

Other Ebook

Miscellanea