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Would you like to take part in the most brutally effective self-defense training today? The foundation of this secret program has been used by the Elite Law Enforcement and Military teams since the 1980’s, and has been featured on numerous TV specials. Even the owner of the hardcore fighting phenomenon like the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Dana White acknowledges that it’s founder is where “reality fighting” all started.

Since then, thousands of martial arts masters have tried desperately to mimic its success and create their own blend of martial arts training, hoping to be even an ounce as successful as it is.

It’s about following a progressive set of movements that continue to build on each other – reinforcing lasting success.

It’s about building a repertoire of solid, easy-to-execute techniques that add a whole new dimension to your fighting style.

Any wanna-be street fighter can try and teach you a “military based” system… or even a popularly named style. And yeah, you’ll learn a few slick moves and feel pretty confident that you can actually defend yourself.

But when it comes down to a red-hot, bare-knuckle brawl – Could you really win with a couple of ankle-locks and a few square punches?

Would you like to take part in the most brutally effective self-defense training today? The foundation of this secret program has been used by the Elite Law Enforcement and Military teams since the 1980’s, and has been featured on numerous TV specials. Even the owner of the hardcore fighting phenomenon like the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Dana White acknowledges that it’s founder is where “reality fighting” all started.

Since then, thousands of martial arts masters have tried desperately to mimic its success and create their own blend of martial arts training, hoping to be even an ounce as successful as it is.

It’s about following a progressive set of movements that continue to build on each other – reinforcing lasting success.

It’s about building a repertoire of solid, easy-to-execute techniques that add a whole new dimension to your fighting style.

Any wanna-be street fighter can try and teach you a “military based” system… or even a popularly named style. And yeah, you’ll learn a few slick moves and feel pretty confident that you can actually defend yourself.

But when it comes down to a red-hot, bare-knuckle brawl – Could you really win with a couple of ankle-locks and a few square punches?

Gatka ( Punjabi : ਗਤਕਾ Urdu : گٹکا gatkā ) 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 . [1] The Punjabi name gatka properly refers to the wooden stick used. The word originates as a diminutive of Sanskrit gada "mace". [2]

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 . [3] 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 Defendu system devised by Captain William Ewart Fairbairn and Captain Eric Anthony Sykes borrowed methodologies from gatka, jujutsu , Chinese martial arts and "gutter fighting". This method was used to train soldiers in close-combat techniques at the Commando Basic Training Centre in Achnacarry , Scotland . [5]

The traditional training hall for gatka is the akhara . [6] 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 masters refused to teach addicts or drunkards. Typical akhara still do not allow anyone to enter the training hall while intoxicated.

By conception, gatka is defensive as well as offensive [3] Instruction falls into the two main categories of sava-raksha (self-defense) and yuddha-vidiya (battlefield science). Sava-raksha takes into account the specific needs, strength and anatomy of the practitioner. Teachings include armed and unarmed fighting, defense against an armed opponent, defense against several opponents, escaping from grabs, and the psychology of combat. It also incorporates various battle chants, verbal formula, and general philosophical advice on fighting and defending oneself. Tactics and moves exist which are specifically tailored for women and children

Gatka emphasizes having something in both hands, e.g. two sticks, a stick and a sword, a sword and a shield or any other combination. [6] Training with "both hands full" is believed to be an excellent exercise for coordinating the two halves of the body, a concept also found in Filipino martial arts . Ambidexterity is thus a highly valued quality, and such a fighter is known in Hindi as doh-baha . Students are taught stances ( asana ) and forms ( yudhan ) before they progress to free sparring. The individual's preference for weapons, combination of weapons, and movement patterns leads to the development of individual fighting methods. [6]


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