yudh 11 Gatka Tournament

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yudh 11 - Schedule

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yudh Gatka Tournament is the biggest event of its kind outside India which now recieves more and more visiters each and every year. Yudh 11 is now the 12th annual tournament and is the longest running tournament of its kind outside India. The tournament is gathering more and more interest from the media, organisations such as the BBC and Channel Punjab.

The tournament is funded and organised by the Khalsa Panth Akhara Sevadars and no funding is taken or accepted from outside organisations, Gurdwaras or Government bodies. Yudh is organised to promote the Khalsa Martial Spirit and celebrate Holla Mohalla.

What is Yudh

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To a sportsman it would be a tournament, to a Soldier it would be a battle but to a Warrior of the True Guru it would be an oppotuinity to test Ego, Pride and Anger! You enter to learn not just to win!

Yudh Gatka tournament is held annually and anyone who learns the Art of Gatka and follows the true values of Sikhism may compete. Read about Gatka

This tournament is held to promote sprituality, hardwork, teamwork, good health, love for discipline and love for the one true Lord God. Take a look at last years photos


Compitition break down

Singhs - Singles
(15 - 40 Yrs Age Group)
Description - (32 players) Over 16's compete in a knockout system

Kaurs - Singles
(15 - 40 Yrs Age Group)
Description - (16 players) Over 16's compete in a knockout system

Singhs - Team
(15 - 40 Yrs Age Group)

Description - (8 teams) 3 man team, team with mosts wins get through, knockout system

Boys - Junior Singles
(6 - 14 Yrs Age Group)
Description - (16 players) Under 16's compete in a knockout system

Girls - Junior Singles
(6 - 14 Yrs Age Group)
Description - (16 players) Under 16's compete in a knockout system

Boys - Junior Team
(6 - 14 Yrs Age Group)
Description - (8 teams) 3 man teams with mosts wins get through, knockout system

Shaster Vidya Freestyle
(All Ages & Genders)
Description – 30 second time limit given to show your freestyle skills with any of the below weapons. (Lathi, Soti, Tulwar, Khanda, Morathi, Mace, Chakri, Daang and Kirpan)

Freestyle participants will be graded on the following from a scale of 1 to 5.
Appearance – (Khalsa Roop, dastaar, bana, shastars)
Expression – (Visual and Vocal)
Posture - (Physical stance & movement)
Speed – (Balance of speed & skill)
Skill – (Clear show of skill)
Super Move – (Outstanding unusual moves)


Entry Rules
Note: The Yudh Gatka Tournament administration will not sponsor or bring participants from outside the UK i.e. India, USA to the UK. If you are from outside the UK you are welcome to attend or to take part in the tournament but without any help from the tournament organisers.

 

1. To enter you must be trained in the Gatka art and be following the basic tenants of the Sikh faith i.e. Keshadhari (progressing towards taking Khalsa baptism) if not already an Amritdhari Sikh.

2. You must be representing a Gatka Akhara and be learning from a Gatka Ustad (Gatka Trainer)

3. You will not be allowed to take part in the tournament if you are consuming any form of intoxicating substances such as cannabis, alcohol.

4. You must submit your request for entry into the tournament by the 8th March 09.

5. You are only permitted to enter one competition event. You cannot enter multiple events.


Schedule
Participants arrive by - 8.00

Tournament Start - 9.00

Ardas (Opening prayer) - 9.30

Combat Competitions - 10.00 - 15.00

Shaster Vidya Freestyle - 15.00 - 16.00

Awards & Presentations - 16.00 - 17.00


Facilities
Indoor combat zone, stadium-style seating, food & drink will be provided and free parking. First Aid provided by St Johns Ambulance.

Location
Gurdwara Amrit Parchar Dharmik Diwan
65 Birmingham Road
Oldbury, Warley
West Midlands
UK
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Contact
administrator - Khalsa Panth Akhara Sevadars
Tel: 07985 154818
Email: yudh@khalsapanth.co.uk