Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Developed 4000 years ago Kabbadi was created in India to develop self-defence. Kabaddi is a of Aggression, strength, defending, speed, agility, tackling, self-defence and more. It combines the characteristics of rugby and wrestling .

Kabaddi is a game played and formed under different names. Kabaddi was espoused during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, it was demonstrate by Hanuman Vyayam Orasarak Mandal, Amaravatio and Maharashtra. Kabaddi was first introduced in the Olympic Indian Games, at Calcutta in 1938. In 1950 Kabaddi came into existence and organized standard rules. The Kabaddi Federation of India was founded in 1973. 

Kabaddi is known by numerous name, Hadudu For (Men) - Kit-Kit for (Woman) in eastern India, Chedugudu or Hu-Tu-Tu in southern parts of India, and Kabaddi in northern India. Kabaddi is also popular in Bangladesh, Nepal Japan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

After being formed, the *AKFI Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India held it's first men's nationals in Madras AKA Chennai, while the females were being held in Calcutta AKA Kolkata in 1955. Given new shaped to the rules the AKFI has the right to modify them. 

Kabaddi was introduced in Japan in 1979 and was popularised. The AAKF Asian Amateur Kabaddi Federation had Professor Sundar Ram sent from India to Voyage Japan for two straight months to introduce the game.

Kabaddi is a team game, two teams compete with each other for high scores by touching of capturing players from the other team. Each team, has up to players of 12, Seven are on court at a time and five are on reserve. The teams fight for high scores, defending and being offensive. The court is 12.50m x 10m, divided by a line into two halves. The game is 20 minute long for only 2 halves along with a break of 5 minutes.

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