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4 Indigenous Martial Art forms included in Khelo India Games

    Following are the 4 indigenous Martial Art forms that are included in Khelo India Games:

    1. Gatka Martial Art
      • Originated in Punjab in the 15th century AD.
      • Fighting with a wooden stick
    2. Thang-ta Martial Art
      • Manipur
      • It involves dance and warrior drills
    3. Mallakambha
      • Central India
      • Gymnastic with a wooden pole, a rope or a cane
      • It is also a state sport of Madhya Pradesh
    4. Kalaripayattu
      • Region: Kerala
      • It is an ancient form of Martial art that originated between the 3rd Century BC and the 2nd Century AD.

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