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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