Gatka Age Groups & Events

As per the prescribed Gatka Rules and Regulations-2017 of National Gatka Association of India (NGAI), there are TWO types of events in one age group namely ; Single Soti and Farri-Soti which are further divided into Freestyle and Full Strike techniques. Each event is played as individually and team event by men and women. A new competitive event have also been added from January, 2017 ; the ‘Gatka Mixed Event’ in which boy and girl fight with each other in individual as well as team event.

From Sub-Junior to Senior level, there will be following events/competitions in following age groups :-

 

AGE GROUPS :

In all types of official Gatka tournaments/events, Gatkabaaz (players) shall play in the Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior age groups as follows i.e :

  1. SUB-JUNIOR :
  2. Bhujhang : U-14
  3. JUNIOR :
  4. a) Tufang : U-17
  5. SENIOR :
  6. Sool : U-19
  7. Saiff : U-22
  8. Sipar : U-25
  9. Siprar : U-28
  10. AMATEUR : 28-35, 35-40
  11. VETERAN : U- 40 : U-45, U-55, U-65, U-75

 

GATKA EVENTS IN A TOURNAMENT (for men & women)

  1. Single Soti (Freestyle and Full Strike Techniques) :
  2. Individual – one to one fight
  3. Team Event – 3 players plays and one extra
  • Mixed Individual -one to one fight (Boy and Girl)
  1. Mixed Team Event -3 players plays and one extra (Boys and Girls)

 

  1. Farri-Soti (Freestyle and Full Strike Techniques) :
  2. Individual – one to one fight
  3. Team Event – 3 players plays and one extra
  • Mixed Individual -one to one fight (Boy and Girl)
  1. Mixed Team Event -3 players plays and one extra (Boys and Girls)

 

  1. Weapon Demonstration :
  2. Individual – one player displays his skills
  3. Team Event – Five to eight players team displays martial skills

 

Note : It is clarified here that Gatka Weapons Demonstration events shall not be played and competed in the school, colleges and university level sports tournaments. This event shall be played only during Virsa Sambhal (Traditional) Gatka tournaments.