International Gatka Organisation
Sikh Martial Arts
A military dicipline for all mankind
Khalsa Akaal Puraak ki fauj, Pargatiou Khalsa Parmata ki Maouj
Observing The Movements
Execution of movements of attack and defense call for great care and precision, even during early stages of training, since the movement of the Shastar - weapon aided with the body can produce tremendous speed and momentum of execution .
As it stands, the Namaskar techniques also gives the instructor some indication of progress into the students training and coordination of mind , body and sight.
However, observing the movements set's a precedence in the realm of a duel during training or even when faced with a challenge with fighters from other Akharas ( Beeraa Lenaa-to accept a challenge ), where one student is able to disguise his fighting intentions and strategy and perform unorthodox movements which puts the opponent in to dismay ( Mastool Krnaa ) .
So here we have elements of the Mind, body and sprit which work both as a training aid for the whole body in relation to the weapons being used and also as a cover from ones facing opponent.