The history of kabaddi – the traditional sport of India

Kabaddi, originally from Central India, is a sport that can be played on the beach outdoors or indoors.

When competing, depending on the rules of the organizers, each team will have from 4 to 7 official players and from 2 to 5 athletes. The playing field has an area of ​​11 x 9m. Game time is 2 halves, 20 minutes each and 5 minutes halftime between 2 halves.

The idea of ​​the game is to score points by attacking the opponent’s court and touching as many opponents as possible without getting caught. The attacker just shouted Kabaddi !!! Kabaddi !!! Kabaddi !!! just attacked the opponent’s court and tried to touch the opponent closest to him, while 7 opponents tried to capture the attacker.

Kabaddi is a match of 1 against 7 people. The players on the other side are called “defense” (Antis), the player of the attacking side is called the “attacker” (Raider). Attack in Kabaddi is called “Raid”. Defenders who are touched by the attacker during the attack will be disqualified (Out) if they fail to catch the attacker before the attacker returns to the home court.

Out players can only return to the match if their team scores points against the other team when it is their turn to attack or if the remaining players capture the attacker of your team. Kabaddi has its origins in ancient times in various forms.

Kabaddi can be played both indoors and outdoors

Modern Kabaddi, popular in South Asian countries since 1930 in different ways. Asian Amateur Kabaddi Federation (AAKF) was established in 1978. The First Kabaddi Asian Championship was held in 1980 and included in the show performance during the 9th Asian Games in New Delhi in 1982.

The International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) was established in 2004. The First Asian Women’s Championship took place in Hyderabad in 2005 and the Kabaddi Women’s was first included in the South Asia Tournament held in Colombo, Sri Lanka 2006. The second World Cup was held in India again in 2007.