#Gatka — The traditional martial arts introduced by #Sikhs is now a nationally recognised #sport

GatkaIn professional tournaments, each team has to show 24-25 routines in a span of eight to 12 minutes. The Sotis can’t fall on the ground or come in contact with the feet, and each weapon must be targeted at a specific part of the opponent’s body. For example, the Soti must be aimed at the throat of the opponent. Target any other part of the body and get a penalty. The size of the Soti has to be equal to opponent’s gatka as even a half of an inch longer stick could give an edge to the wielder which is consider

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