About US

The Khalsa Panth Akhara tries to practice the true essence of the warrior saint lifestyle taught to us by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and now our current eternal Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Our aim with Gods grace is to strengthen ones sprituality and physical being so that we may use our mind body and soul to help mankind.

Besides teaching Gatka "Sikh Martial Art" we promote the learning of Kirtan "Holy Sikh Hymns" and "Meditation on the Lords name" Waheguru. We strongly believe that Gatka is useless without a strong spritual balance and a yearning to live a good honest life, this is vital if one is supposed to weild the sword!

Khalsa Panth Akhara Ustads "Trained Gatka instructers" in the akhara have over 15 years martial and spritual expereance and we offer training throughout the UK and now parts of Germany. Our trained Gatka warriors come from various different backgrounds i.e. teachers, nurses and I.T professionals which helps provide an environment which most people should feel comfortable in.

The Khalsa Panth Akhara are not associated with any Jathabandhi and we respect all groups that make up the Khalsa Panth as a whole. We promote all our students to follow panthic maryada which helps build tolerance & respect to all parts of the Khalsa Panth and worldwide sangat.

We are not a political organisation and we do not charge a fee for any training or advice provided. All our efforts are targetted in providing spritual advice and guidence to those who seek it and truely want to learn. We understand Gatka training may not be for everyone but encourage everyone to have a try.

Some of the principles we adhere to at the Khalsa Panth Akhara can be seen below.

Akaal Purkh Ki Fauj "Gods Army" was:

Founded by: Almighty Waheguru (God)
Introduced by: Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

Organised by: Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji
Eternal Leaders: Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Guru Khalsa Panth

Guru Gobind Singh Ji Launched the Khalsa Panth on Vaisakhi 1699 and gave us:

Minimum qualification – Devotion to the One Almighty Waheguru (God)
Initiation Ceremony - Amrit
Uniform – 5 Kakaars
Code of Conduct – Sikh Reht Maryada as presribed by the Panj Piare when one takes Amrit
Basic Creed – Naam Japna, Kirat Karna, Vand Chakna

The Akaal Purakh Ki Fauj was also given (Within the Akharra there are those whose potential is to become Committed members by taking the Amrit when they are ready):

Flag – Nishan Sahib
Greeting – Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Jaikara – Jo Bole Sonehaal Sat Sri Akaal
Motto – Deg Tegh Fateh
Anthem – Deh Shiva Bar Mohey Eh-eh

Vision of the Khalsa Panth Akharra

A World-wide community of Saint-Soldiers collectively working for the Good of all Society – Sarbatt Da Bhalla

Mission of the Khala Panth Akharra

An all round programme to develop individuals who are spiritually and temporally balanced, working together for the betterment of society.

Why an Army/Akharra?

A conventional Army normally defends a country, but Gods Army has a far wider remit – the World. The Akaal Purkh Ki Fauj is there to fight injustice and evil everywhere, not just in one particular area. The concept of “Nanak Naam Chardi-Kla tere Bhane Sarbatt Da Bhalla!” – For the Good of All.

The discipline of the Akharra is:

Naam Simran (Simran) – Remembering Akaal Purkh at all times
Kirat Karni (Seva) – Working hard
Vand Chakna (Sacrifice) – Sharing time, money and labour for those who need it

As expounded in the Guru Granth Sahib and by the Guru Khalsa Panth (Sikh Reht Maryada)