Gatka is of Sikh origin
and it originated in Punjab,Pakistan & India.The word gat means grace, liberation, and respect in one's own power
while ka means someone who belongs or is part of a group. Gatka
therefore means "one whose freedom belongs to grace". It is also a term of
reference for the stick used in sword training.
originally created along three principles:
it had to
be easy to learn.
it had to make use of every possible weapon.
it had to allow for fighting multiple opponents at once.
Talwar: curved sword
Lathi: stick of bamboo from one to three meters in length
Flexible weapons, such as whips and chains.
Bow and arrow: either traditional Indian steel recurve bows or true
composite bows made of wood, horn and sinew. Arrows used are usually
fletched reed arrows with tanged steel points.
Khanda: traditional Sikh and Rajput straight sword
Kukri: bent sword which broadens towards the point
Chakram: circular edged weapon that can be thrown. Smaller specimens can be
worn like bangles and used as brass knuckles.
Bagh Nakh: leopard's claw, a spiked weapon worn on the hand similar to the
Katar: dagger able to pierce armor