The Principle Stages Of Gatka |Akhara Etiquette
It is at this preparatory stage that a student is allowed and able to develop and progress with his training which will take him through a journey, integrating a spectrum of weapons of both close and long range, including weapons of the air and weapons of deceit.
A journey from the primary weapons of Shastar Vidia to the most intricate bladed weapons at a latter advanced stage.
Stage 1 : The Physical and Spiritual duty - The Ardas
Accepting war against evil with in your heart to fight for righteousness in the name of religion, faith, duty and belief. :
Stage 2 : Shastar Namaskar - The Pantra
The body moves like an eye, all elements united :
Stage 3 : The Observation
Movements for the Instructor, student and fighter are vital in all scenarios
Stage 4 : The Primary Weapon - Fari Soti
One technique can be expanded in a countless number: Parry, counterattack and defeat
Desi DNA - BBC TV coverage 2007
A quick glimpse in the trainning of students by
Baba Fateh Singh gatka Akhara UK.