Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kabaddi

Pro Kabaddi world cup

The perennial and desperate attempt to find a sport that can fully replace the calcium we meet today in a sublime expression athletics is only in India that could give us this splendor. The Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh and that in itself would be enough to form a team of natives who can become international. But what is Kabbadi?

In practice it was divided into two teams that have a half each field; to turn a player goes on the attack in the opposite camp, and after hitting an opponent has to return to his area holding my breath. Opponents from what I saw can also torture him, in short, it is a bit of all in order to prevent the point. In three editions of the World Kabaddi League India has always won.

Kabaddi sometimes transliterated as Kabbadi or Kabadi is a contact sport teams that originated in India as a training war recreation. It is the national game in Punjab as well as in the states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

The name "kabaddi" means "hold your breath" in speaking Hindi and is often chanted during games as it indicates also an important action game in which the attacking player must not breathe. Two teams occupy opposite halves of a field; in turn send a striker in the opponent's half in order to earn points.

The points are obtained in various ways: by touching an opponent, breaking the enemy formation, or struggling against one of them individually. Performed these actions the attacker has to go back in their own half without getting block by opponents. Players used repeatedly sing: "kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi", hence the name of the game, which was also a way to keep time, while modern players use a clock or a timer.

The game, which combines the characteristics of wrestling and rugby, involves the ability and the power of two teams facing. It is a pretty simple game and economic field requires neither spacious nor expensive equipment. In kabaddi, two teams must score as many points as possible, touching or blocking the opposing team. Each team consists of 12 players, of which 4 are fixed and are in the field, and are part of the defense (stopper) and you're off the field, alternating, and are the attackers. The two teams fight to gain more points, alternating defense and offense.

The field has a circular shape of a diameter of 30 meters, divided into two equal parts with a central line. The game lasts 40 minutes and takes place in two stages of 20 minutes with a break of five minutes for changing field. A part of the first team striker who is out of range and enters the enemy camp where expect the 4 defenders, all gathered close together. As soon as the striker enters the opponent begins the countdown of 30 seconds within which the attacker should touch one of the opponents and return to their camp.

The defender who is touched must try to tackle him and to stop preventing the latter returns in their field before the 30 seconds. The point is whether the attacker was able to touch and return to their camp before the end of the countdown, otherwise goes to the defender who has been touched and managed to stop the opponent. During all the action the attacker must keep repeating "kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi", when you stop to catch your breath, the turn passes to the other team. In the second round the striker instead of the other team.

And it goes on like twenty minutes of the first half alternating attack and defense. 5 minute break and changing field. There is a referee and two linesmen who have the task of verifying that the tackle, in the fight, trying to stop or to run away, the players do not come off the field, otherwise the point goes to the opponent.

The world kabaddi league was created in 2014 that includes eight teams from four countries Canada, England, Pakistan and the USA. Many teams belong to actors of Bollywood like Akshay Kumar (Khalsa Warriors), Rajat Bedi and Monty Sikka (Punjab Thunder), Sonakshi Sinha (United Singhs) and Yo Yo Honey Singh (Yo Yo Tigers).

The pro Kabaddi league has itinerant participating teams such as Bengal Warriors, Telugu Titans, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Patna Pirates, Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Bengaluru Bulls. In this version, the rules are very different, we play as a team in a small square bordered by a yellow border, and you score a point every time a man is pushed beyond this by the other team.

To explain the worldwide popularity of football, it is often said just a ball, and we can all play. Speech that may apply to the Brazilian favelas or African cities, but not in Asia. Or at least, not to refer to football. In the Indian subcontinent, some lines drawn on the ground are sufficient to play kabaddi. And in Southeast Asia, if there is a mass sport because just a ball, or in this case even a network, what is the sepak takraw.

From Burma to Indonesia, but also in Thailand and Malaysia, conquer a sport that has been described as a mixture of soccer, volleyball, badminton and kung fu . The ball used is the bark of Malacca, or often become plastic; It has more or less the size of that of the handball, 40 cm in circumference for 200 grams. Two teams, three players on each side, try to score a point by pulling it over the network in the field of opponents, who try to do the same with a maximum of three shots: as in volleyball, and with set of 21 points.

The difference is that you can hit the ball with anything but his hands. From here dribbles inside dish, steps knee, head or leg, and spectacular scissor mo 'crushed, with acrobatic attempts to "wall" across the network. For all it takes some practice: the West trying his first shot invariably feels pain in the impact with the strange hollow ball that seems devoid of bounce. The transnational dissemination of this sport, in a region where the patriotic pride swarms, makes its origins and even its name are the subject of contention.

Alternatively, if possible, even more affordable for everyone. Practiced from an early age in schools in India, thanks to a minimalist structure and unisex without the need for any equipment or ball, we can play with the same rules for males and females. Kabaddi is a sport of strategy, stamina and physical contact. To play an imaginary rectangle is drawn, split it in two, and two teams are put in their half. The goal is to send a "raider", a hunter, in attacking midfield, touch an opponent, and return to their portion of the field. Seems easy.

But try to do it without breathing, repeating the chant "kabbadi, kabbadi, kabbadi" throughout your stay in the opposite half of the field, trying to return to base while avoiding being plated by the entire opposing team. The average time of resistance in apnea attacker, among professional male, is 30 seconds; 18 for females. To see him played by children in the garden, it may seem a tender version of "You've got", but put in a field of seven thugs Punjabi plains of Punjab for the team and you will see an incredible show of physical strength and reactivity.

Kabaddi, as explained is a local sport, and is one of the few traditional sports Indians survived the globalization, and enjoys a huge popularity in Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Bengal. In Bangladesh, even, it is the national sport. It is a rural game, the game of the poor by definition, traditionally practiced barefoot on bare earth of the fields to plow to plow, cleared of stones and tree roots. Much of cricket, the game of the colonizers in which, irony of history, now colonized excel, the kabaddi is more identity traditional land we now call India, highlighting the most proletarian almost all professional players of the Indian national, for example, have in common humble peasant origins.

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the effort to bring the sport on TV, the spectacle of the competitions to the delight of advertisers, has also affected the kabaddi. The international competition, with participants from all over the subcontinent over Japan, China, Iran, Malaysia and the countries affected by the Indian diaspora in Britain, Germany, Canada and the US on all are now broadcast live on television, with a following of public.

The pros, before the cameras, playing in halls indoors, on a field of rubber, wearing uniforms complete with boots. Compromise of comfort to embrace globalization and, with a little luck, do not become extinct within the boundaries of the subcontinent. From exercises martial sport is said that everything was born from an ancient Chinese exercise of the military, who were delighted to dribble a feather fly between two people. Adopted in Southeast Asia in different versions, the pastime became the Sepak Takraw - real sport - with the rules codified for the first time at a competitive level by the then Siam in 1829.

But its spread is certified even before: in the Grand Palace in Bangkok, a wall painting depicting the Hindu monkey god Hanuman while playing sepak takraw with other primates, and along the Straits of Malacca there are testimonies of the game dating back to the seventeenth century. The kabaddi has ancient roots, born probably in prehistory of the southern India and, in time, it expands across the subcontinent in different variations.

With the British rule, the sport was adopted by the imperial army as a healthy pastime for troops already multicultural, and spreads in all Asian colonies of the crown. The second wave of expansion comes with the migration from the subcontinent Eldorado Western students and workers, popularizing a sport from humble origins, tied hand in glove with the yoga.

To train the apnea, in fact, the best way is to engage in pranayama , breath control exercises to complement the spiritual practice of yoga. And the Indians, for obvious reasons, they are the undisputed champions. Since 2004 they have played six Kabaddi World Cups and have won all of them.

The Kabaddi is a sport very popular in the Indian community, is very common in Asian countries and is the national sport of Bangladesh. Not yet well known among Europeans. The kabaddi is widely considered the oldest traditional game of India, it has its origins more than 4000 years ago. It is a mix between rugby and wrestling, which the two opposing teams requires skill and strength.

It was born with the aim to develop the self-defense and reflexes. Now it is a sport practiced in 32 countries worldwide. In kabaddi, two teams must score as many points as possible, touching or blocking the opposing team. Each team consists of 12 players, of which 4 are fixed and are in the field, and are part of the defense (stopper) and you're off the field, alternating, and are the attackers.

The two teams fight to gain more points, alternating defense and offense. The field has a circular shape of a diameter of 30 meters, divided into two equal parts with a central line. The game lasts 40 minutes and takes place in two stages of 20 minutes with a break of five minutes for changing field.

The kabaddi is widely considered the oldest traditional game of India, it has its origins more than 4000 years ago. In prehistoric times it was used to enhance strength and endurance and improve the interaction of individuals within the population. In fact this is a game where the strength and power is accompanied by a major team effort.

And 'even mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where they sing the qualities of the hero Arjuna, he considered a real talent of kabaddi, thanks to the exercise of which he managed to get into the enemy camp, win the fight and come out unscathed. In the Buddhist tradition it is said that the Buddha practiced this game to enjoy moments of leisure.

In later centuries the sport was promised in the courts where it was also a way to curry favor with the ladies, princes and other nobles practiced assiduously.

The game, which combines the characteristics of wrestling and rugby, involves the ability and power of the two teams facing. It 'a pretty simple game and inexpensive, does not require either the field or a large expensive equipment. In kabaddi, two teams must score as many points as possible, touching or blocking the opposing team. Each team consists of 12 players, of which 4 are fixed and are in the field, and are part of Defense (stopper) and you're off the field, alternating, and are the attackers. The two teams fight to gain more points, alternating defense and offense.

The field has a circular shape of a diameter of 30 meters, divided into two equal parts with a central line. The game lasts 40 minutes and takes place in two stages of 20 minutes with a break of five minutes for changing field.

Part of a striker first team that is out of range and enters the enemy camp where they expect the 4 defenders, all collected near one another. As soon as the striker enters the opponent begins the countdown 30 seconds to enter which the attacker should touch one of the opponents and return to their camp. The defender who is touched must try to tackle him and to stop preventing the latter returns in their field before the 30 seconds.

The point is whether the attacker was able to touch and return to their camp before the end of the countdown, otherwise goes to the defender who has been touched and managed to stop the opponent. During all the action the attacker must keep repeating "kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi", when you stop to catch your breath, the turn passes to the other team.

In the second round the striker instead of the other team. And it goes on like twenty minutes of the first half alternating attack and defense. 5 minute break and changing field. And there is a referee and two linesmen who have the task to see if the tackle, in the fight, trying to stop or to run away, the players do not come off the field, otherwise the point goes all to the opponent.
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