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    Gatka (Punjabi: ਗਤਕਾ gatkā) is a traditional South Asian form of combat-training, developed by Sikhs, in which wooden sticks are used to simulate swords in sparring matches.In modern usage, it commonly refers to the northwestern Indian martial arts, which should more properly be called shastara vidiya. Attacks and counterattacks vary from one community to another but the basic techniques are the same.
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    This is an awesome perspective, Manvir! I love the intensity you captured in this super-wide moment that gives us a sense of enthusiasm and athleticism while our characters are suspended in the air. The action is awesome! Thanks for including a little history in your caption, too. I loved learning more about this tradition.

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Feb 18, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2017
    Focal Length: 8 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Manvir Singh
    Categories: Culture, People, Travel
    Assignments: How We Play