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9-Year-Old Indian Boy Soon To Be Youngest Gatka Expert

Continuing what seems to be a trending topic these days, another incredibly young, talented martial artist is finding himself in the media spotlight for his amazing determination. Nine-year-old Manpreet Singh of Punjab, India is on track to become the youngest recognized expert in Gatka.

For those that may not know, Gatka is the traditional martial art of the region, practiced specifically by Sikhs. It focuses on the skilled handling of long wooden sticks for both focused attacks and defense. Imagine Arnis stick fighting, except with sticks that are as long as a sword, and you have a rough idea of what to expect.

Continue reading to learn more about Manpreet and his chosen martial art, Gatka.

(via India Today)

The video starts a bit slow but gives a good look into the art of Gatka

Manpreet belongs to a particularly daring group of Gatka practitioners whose stunts recently earned them recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records. Apparently one of their specialties involves performing Gatka demonstrations with real swords and spiked maces. Suddenly those breaking boards aren't looking so tough after all...

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