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History
Gatka(Punjabi: ਗਤਕਾ gatkā) is a traditional South Asian form of combat-training 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 shastara vidiyā
(ਸ਼ਸਤਰ ਵਿਦਿਆ, from Sanskrit sastra-vidya or "science of blades"). In English, the terms gatka and shastar vidya are very often used specifically in relation to Panjabi-Sikhs. In actuality, the art is not unique to any particular ethno-cultural group or religion but has been the traditional form of combat throughout north India and Pakistan for centuries.

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Style
Gatka groups today often practice in modern studios, but in India they may use a traditional akhara. Sikhs may train in a religious or semi-religious situation, such as in a gurdwara (Sikh temple). Traditionally, drug addiction and alcoholism were considered among the worst of earthly evils and many masters refused to teach addicts and drunkards. While this rule is not always strictly enforced today, typical akhara still do not allow anyone to enter the training hall while intoxicated.
Like most South Asian martial arts, gatka begins with footwork and tactical body positioning (pentra).

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Videography

Gatka Demo

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A different form of Gatka

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GATKA FIGHT MANVIR VS. SUCKER...

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Gatka World Cup 2011

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Khalsa Ni Mukhna Feat: Baba Fateh Singh Gatka Akhara

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Young Blood Of Punjab official Sikh Martial Art Gatka Demo...

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