MARTIAL ARTS OF INDIA

Martial arts in India have a rich history and are diverse, reflecting the cultural and regional variations across the country. Here is a list of some prominent martial arts styles from different Indian states:

Kerala: Kalaripayattu – One of the oldest martial arts in the world, known for its complex movements, strikes, kicks, grappling, and healing techniques.

Tamil Nadu: Silambam – A traditional staff-based martial art that focuses on striking and defending with a bamboo stick.

Punjab: Gatka – A traditional martial art of the Sikh community, involving the use of wooden sticks and swords.

Maharashtra: Mardani Khel – An ancient martial art practiced by the Maratha warriors, which includes weapon training and hand-to-hand combat.

Manipur: Thang-Ta – A Manipuri martial art that combines armed combat using swords and spears with open-hand techniques.

Odisha: Paika Akhada – A traditional martial art style that emerged from the warrior communities of Odisha.

Karnataka: Koraga and Kambala – Koraga is a traditional stick-fighting martial art, and Kambala is a traditional buffalo race that has martial origins.

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