Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's not just a sport!!

Kabaddi is not just a sport.
It is a game native to India. It represents the soul of India.
In rural India Kabaddi is one of the most popular games.
The interesting thing about Kabaddi is that no equipment is required to play this sport. You just need a small piece of land, draw the lines and you are ready to go. 


Kabaddi is a game of swiftness, intelligence and physical power. Kabaddi needs to be revived among youth and Kabaddi teams and tournaments require more sponsors and support from government side. It can also be considered to make Kabaddi as national game alongside hockey.

So just go on and play kabaddi !!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kbaddi Kabaddi
In the team, or transnational, style of kabaddi, two teams of seven players occupy opposite halves of a field of 12.5m x 10m. Each team has five supplementary players that are held in reserve. The game is organized into two 20-minute halves, with a five-minute half-time break during which the teams switch sides.
The teams take turns sending a "raider" across to the opposite team's half, where the goal is to tag or wrestle members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are "out" and are sent off the field. Traditionally, the raider was not allowed to take a breath during the raid, and had to prove this by constantly chanting (called 'cant' or 'dak') during the raid. The chant-word is kabaddi in
India and Pakistan, Bangladesh, kabaddi or do-do in Nepal, guddu in Sri Lanka, chado-guddo in Malaysia, zoo in Iran, techib in Indonesia, and kabadi in Japan.
Meanwhile, the defenders must form a chain, for example by linking hands; if the chain is broken, a member of the defending team is sent off. The goal of the defenders is to stop the raider from returning to the home side before taking a breath. If the raider takes a breath before returning to the home side, the raider is out and is sent off the field.
A player can also get "out" by going over a boundary line during the course of the play or if any part of the player's body touches the ground outside the boundary, except during a struggle with an opposing team member.
Each time a player is out the opposing team earns a point. A team scores a bonus of two points, called a
lona, if the entire opposing team is declared out. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
Matches are staged on the basis of age and weight. Six
officials supervise a match: one referee, two umpires,a scorer and two assistant scorers.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

In this article I would like to talk about some very eminent personalities in the field of Kabaddi.

to be continued . . .
For some very interesting information about kabaddi,visit the following link:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabaddi

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Arjuna awards

The President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil gave away the Arjuna ,Dronacharya and other sports awards.
Among the Arjuna awards winner was Mr.Navneet Gautam. Kabaddi Playewrs have been getting one Arjuna award every year for the past few years.

Surprisingly Dronacharya award was not conferred on any Kabaddi coach this year.

Another interesing news was that for the first time in the history of Indian sports Shamsher Singh was given the Dhyan Chand Award for the year 2007 for Lifetime Achievement in Sports.