International Gatka Organisation
Sikh Martial Arts
A military dicipline for all mankind
Khalsa Akaal Puraak ki fauj, Pargatiou Khalsa Parmata ki Maouj
Guru Gobind Singh Jis Shastras
Anandpur Sahib was founded in 1664 by Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji.
Ssituated at the foot of the Shivalik mountain range on the banks of the River Sutlej.
Guru Gobind Singh ji grew up here and protected the city by constructing a chain of 5 forts
Kesgarh|Anandgarh|Lohgarh|Holgarh and Taragarh.
It was here that Guru Ji trained his Sikhs in the art of warfare and created special knight-errants the Nihangs.
But Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur will always be best remembered for the creation of Guru Ji's order of the Khalsa.
In the inner sanctum of Takhat Sri Kesgarh, Anandpur Sahib are kept the shastras (weapons) associated with Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These weapons are taken out in the evenings and shown to the sangat.
The Indian Pata - The pata, patta, dand patta or dandpatta is an Indian sword with a gauntlet integrated as a hand guard. Basically the sword has a wide and long hilt where the blade is integrated. The use of the term Patta or Patá is possibly linked to Portuguese terminology regarding what the sword resembles -- a paw (pata in Portuguese) or a quadruped member.
Jathedar Baba Harbans Singh Shromani Akhara Amritsar
International Gatka Competition
One of the very first International Gatka Competions held in India
Since then there has been an amazing turn of events as competions are being held acorss the globe under several organisatins - the message is all the same - United we stand
Fight Zone 1
Herman Singh (uk) v/s Jagdish Singh
Fight Zone 2
Sean Robinson (UK) v/s Talwinder Singh
International Gatka Competion 2002
host the national Maharatha traditional fight system display
Am amazing martials arts performance by the Master of the Maharatha fighting system.
Curtsey of Basics Of Sikhi
Being spiritual and connecting to the One Divine Creator is our main purpose in life. How can we do that? Do Sikhs meditate? What exactly is Naam Japna? What is Simran? Why do Sikhs chant Vaheguru? What is the Gurmantar? Where does the word Vaheguru come from? What different ways do people chant Vaheguru? Is there is a correct way? Why is Naam important? Here are some perspectives on chanting of Vaheguru.
Curtsey Dasi Dna - BBC UK 2007
This is a short video about Gatka from the Baba Fateh Singh Gatka Akhara.
Established since 1989 UK