The sport of track and field has its roots in human prehistory. Track and field-style events are among the oldest of all sporting competitions, as running, jumping and throwing are natural and universal forms of human physical expression
A Gulel (slingshot or catapult) , ging (primarily Australian and New Zealand), shanghai (Australian), kettie (South Africa), is normally a small hand-powered projectile weapon.
Gilli Danda is an amateur sport played in the rural areas and small towns all over Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as Cambodia, Turkey, South Africa and Italy.
Yoga (योगः, pronunciation) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Gatka (Punjabi: ਗਤਕਾ Urdu: گٹکا gatkā) is the name of an Indian martial art associated with the Sikhs of the Punjab region. It is a style of stick fighting, with wooden sticks intended to simulate swords.
The Gada (Sanskrit: गदा gadā, Tamil: gadai, Malay: gedak Old Tagalog: batuta) is a club or blunt mace from South Asia. Made either of wood or metal, it consists essentially of a spherical head mounted on a shaft, with a spike on the top.
Lagori, dikori or lagoori, also known as Lingocha, Pithu (Punjabi), Palli Patti (Karimnagar), Pitto (Rajasthan), Pittu (Bengal) or Satoliya(Madhya Pradesh) is a game in India involving a ball and a pile of flat stones, generally played between two teams in a large outdoor area.
Rassikud (Hindi) - A skipping rope (British English) or jump rope (American English) is a tool used in the sport of jump rope where one or more participants jump over a rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads
The word “Silambam” means either a mountain or merely to sound (as verb). While the Silambam fencers are fighting, the weapon makes sound. This might have been the cause for its being named as “Silambam”.
Panja Kushti (Arm wrestling) is a sport involving two participants. Each places one arm on a surface with their elbows bent and touching the surface, and they grip each other's hand. The goal is to pin the other's arm onto the surface, the winner's arm over the loser's arm
Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses in concert with a vertical wooden pole or rope. ... The word “Mallakhamb” is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole
Kalaripayattu (pronounced as Kalarippayatt) is a martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala, southern India (North Malabar). The word kalari first appears in the Tamil Sangam literature (c. 300 BCE to 300 CE) to describe both a battlefield and combat arena. The word kalari tatt denoted a martial feat, while kalari kozhai meant a coward in war
THANG TA is popular term for the ancient Manipuri Martial Art known as HUYEN LALLONG. The art developed from the war environment of the tiny state of Manipur in North-east India, which was an independent kingdom since the early Christian era
Mallyuddha is a form of grappling and striking from the South Asia. It was developed in the Mughal Empire by combining native malla-yuddha with influences from Persian varzesh-e bastani
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practised today. ... Although archery probably dates back to the Stone Age – around 20,000BC – the earliest people known to have regularly used bows and arrows were the Ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery around 3,000BC for hunting and warfare.
Kancha also known as Goti is an Indian traditional game which are mostly played by kids but still are cherished by people of other ages since it reminds them of their childhood.
Bambaram (in Tamil Nadu), Pambaram (in Kerala), Buguri (in Karnataka), Lattu لٹو (in Urdu), Bongaram బొంగరం (in Telugu) is a traditional throwing top used mainly in India and Pakistan. In Telangana, its name is "Bongaralu Aata
पतंग एक धागे के सहारे उड़ने वाली वस्तु है जो धागे पर पडने वाले तनाव पर निर्भर करती है। पतंग तब हवा में उठती है जब हवा (या कुछ मामलों में पानी) का प्रवाह पतंग के ऊपर और नीचे से होता है, जिससे पतंग के ऊपर कम दबाव और पतंग के नीचे अधिक दबाव बनता है। यह विक्षेपन हवा की दिशा के साथ क्षैतिज खींच भी उत्पन्न करता है। पतंग का लंगर बिंदु स्थिर या चलित हो सकता है।
Rasskasi (Tug of war) is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull
Langdi is a traditional Indian field sport played in Pandiyan Dynasty called "Nondiyaattam" , similar to hopscotch. It is described by Marathis as a sport with a Marathi ethos
भारत में ग्रामीण स्तर पर बहुत पापुलर खेल हे - तड़ी-तडा यानी कपडे की गेंद को दुसरे टीम के सदस्य को भेंककर मारना - यह खेल टीम द्वारा खेला जाता हे , तड़ी-तड़ा का इतिहास बहुत पुराना हे और भारत के लगभग सभी राज्यों के ग्रामीण स्तर पर खेला जाने वाला खेल हें.
Atya patya is a traditional India sport played nine to a side, between two sides. It is more popular in rural areas of India. It is more commonly played in Maharashtra a western Indian state. Atya patya is described as a "game of feints". The playing area comprises nine trenches, coming out of either side of a central trench, points are awarded for blocking progress across the trenches made by one side, other side blocks this progress. It has been described as a game of "militant chase". The sport is played in a relatively small area and requires almost no equipment like other games indigenous to India such as kabaddi, lagori, kho kho, circle Kho kho and langdi.
Jallikattu (or sallikkattu), also known as eru thazhuvuthal and mañcuvirattu, is a traditional event in which a bull (Bos indicus), such as the Pulikulam or Kangayam breeds,is released into a crowd of people, and multiple human participants attempt to grab the large hump on the bull's back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape. Participants hold the hump for as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop. In some cases, participants must ride long enough to remove flags on the bull's horns
Vajra-musti (Sanskrit:वज्रमुष्टि, "thunder fist" or "diamond fist") refers to a "fist-load, knuckleduster-like" weapon and also a form of Indian wrestling in which the weapon is employed. The weapon is sometimes called Indra-musti which means Indra's fist.
The vajramusti is usually made of ivory or buffalo horn. Its appearance is that of a knuckleduster, slightly pointed at the sides and with small spikes at the knuckles. The variation used for warfare had long blades protruding from each end, and an elaborate bladed knuckle
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