Gatka is the name of an Indian martial art associated with the Sikhs history of India and an integral part of an array of Sikh Shastar Vidiya. The present form that further developed in later 19th century, out of sword practice, is divided in two sub-styles, called Rasmi (traditional) and Khel (sport) from the 1920s in the undivided Punjab.
It is generally at public display during religious processions but Punjab Gatka Association (PGA) and Gatka Federation of India (GFI), both registered bodies, have taken major initiatives to implement this martial art as a sport in the India and worldwide. It’s a humble effort to revive this forgotten and dying art having a historical significance.
The Gatka Federation is managing, standardizing, promoting and reviving Gatka as a game in India that was in vogue for self-defence since times immemorial. In order to preserve, promote and showcase the rare Sikh martial art at national & international level, the GFI & PGA is producing a documentary film on Gatka.