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Players 7 + 5 reserves
Age range 4 and up
Setup time 30 minutes
Playing time no limit
Random chance Low
Skills required Running, Observation, Quickness, Strength

Kabaddi (sometimes written Kabbadi or Kabadi) (Telugu: కబడ్డీ, Punjabi: ਕਬੱਡੀ, Marathi: कबड्डी, Hindi: कबड्डी,Urdu: کبڈی; IPA: [kəbəɖɖi]) is a team sport originally from the Indian subcontinent. It is popular throughout South Asia, and has also spread to Southeast Asia, Japan and Iran. It a popular game in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the state game of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra in India. It is even played by the British Army, seen by them as both a fun and an excellent way to keep fit, but also as an enticement to recruit more soldiers from the large British Asian community. [1] For other uses, see Running (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Observation (disambiguation). ... “Telugu” redirects here. ... Punjabi redirects here. ... Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Andhra redirects here. ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA  , translation: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in area and second largest in population after Uttar Pradesh. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

The name, often chanted during a game, derives from a Hindi word, meaning "holding of breath", which is a crucial aspect of play. Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ...



Kabaddi at the Asian Games 2006
Kabaddi at the Asian Games 2006

In the team, or transnational, style of kabaddi, two teams of seven players occupy opposite halves of a field of 12.5m × 10m (roughly half the size of a basketball court). Each team has five supplementary players that are held in reserve. The game is organized into two 20-minute halves, with a five-minute half-time break during which the teams switch sides. This article is about the sport. ...

The teams take turns sending a "raider" across to the opposite team's half, where the goal is to tag or wrestle ("confine") members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are "out" and are sent off the field.

Meanwhile, the defenders must form a chain, for example by linking hands; if the chain is broken, a member of the defending team is sent off. The goal of the defenders is to stop the raider from returning to the home side before taking a breath. If the raider takes a breath before returning to the home side, the raider is out and is sent off the field.

A player can also get "out" by going over a boundary line during the course of the play or if any part of the player's body touches the ground outside the boundary, except during a struggle with an opposing team member.

Each time a player is out the opposing team earns a point. A team scores a bonus of two points, called a lona, if the entire opposing team is declared out. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins. Łona - is a Polish rapper (Lona (Polish rapper)) In Polynesian mythology, Lona is a lunar deity who fell in love with and married a mortal, Ai Kanaka. ...

Matches are staged on the basis of age and weight. Six officials supervise a match: one referee, two umpires, a scorer and two assistant scorers. An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organisation or government and participates in the exercise of authority (either his own or that of his superior and/or employer, public or legally private). ... A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ... In sports, an umpire is an official appointed to rule on plays and procedure. ... A scorer in the sport of cricket is someone appointed to record all runs scored, all wickets taken and, where appropriate, number of overs bowled. ...

The Punjabi style of kabaddi is also known as circle kabaddi, or ring kabaddi. In this version, played in a circular field, a single raider crosses to the opposing semi-circle where four "stoppers" await, arm in arm. The raider must tag one, and only one, of the stoppers and then run back across the dividing line of the circle, usually between two markers along that line, to receive one team point. If the tagged stopper can tackle the raider, or push the raider out of bounds, the stoppers' team receive the points. Raids occur alternately between the teams. The first raid of the match is worth 1 1/2 points, though, to prevent the possibility of a tie.

The Kabaddi King

The Kabaddi King (Kabaddi King Kong) or Kabaddi Lord) of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Japan and now Great Britain has the responsibility of running the world kabaddi community. Although he prefers to remain anonymous many people worship him as there leader and/or god. The sovereignty is, of course, inherited and the current king won his post when his father resigned in 2000. The Empire he inherited only contained the Indian State of Punjab. Since then he has taken the whole Indian sub-continent and kabaddi-converted most of the UK, southern England and Wales. His ultimate goal is to kabaddi-convert every country from popular sports such as soccer, baseball and cricket to his preferred sport which is [[kabaddi]. This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... The north, the midlands and the south Southern England is an imprecise term used to refer to the southern counties of England. ... This article is about the country. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ...

In 2002, to celebrate Elizabeth II's golden jubilee, the Kabaddi King organised a magnificent kabaddi-competition for international teams. The popularity of the game has attracted many celebrities to join the Kabaddi king's side in watching the sport. He often adjudicates on matches; it is a great honour to have him as the umpire because he is at the top of the kabaddi hierarchy. Also see: 2002 (number). ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ... For the 1998 movie, see Celebrity (1998 movie). ... In sports, an umpire is an official appointed to rule on plays and procedure. ... A hierarchy (in Greek: , derived from — hieros, sacred, and — arkho, rule) is a system of ranking and organizing things or people, where each element of the system (except for the top element) is a subordinate to a single other element. ...

The main event in the kabaddi-kalendar is the kabadhakar. This ceremony involves singing, dancing and marathon kabaddi matches. In 2007. On March 6th, the Kabaddi King received a very special performance from over 2,000 of his Japanese subjects. First the king dresses in is kabaddi-crimson robes, puts on his kabaddi-crown and sits on his huge kabaddi-throne. His worshippers then dance for hours to entertain him, the king watches eagerly. During this, hundreds of singers sing Indian songs to massage his ears. After this, the king decides to play kabaddi. He has an all-star kabaddi team, not many others beat him, most who do are executed. In 2003, the Kabaddi king's own father beat him in an individual kabaddi match. The king was furious and ordered his death, but he was grounded soon after and the order was withdrawn. Part of the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard in Whitehall, London. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... A dragon robe from Qing Dynasty of China A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. ... For the River in the North-East of England, see River Team. ... Execution is a synonym for the actioning of something, of putting something into effect. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Father (disambiguation). ... As commonly used, individual refers to a person or to any specific object in a collection. ...

The Kabaddi King’s current location is unknown; he is believed to be living in the UK, probably near his kabaddi stronghold in central London. He is probably living in southern England, amongst innocent people. Although they do not know it yet, these ordinary folk are about to be part of the largest empire in the world. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ... The north, the midlands and the south Southern England is an imprecise term used to refer to the southern counties of England. ... This article is about the political and historical term. ...


Kabaddi originated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is called as Sadugudu in Tamil and Chedugudu in Telugu.[citation needed] Kabaddi is also very famous and popular in Punjab and Bangladesh, where it is considered the national sport, known as হাডুডু Haḍuḍu. India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... “Telugu” redirects here. ... This article is about the geographical region. ...

The Kabaddi Federation of India (KFI) was founded in 1950, and it compiled a standard set of rules. The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) was founded in 1973. The AKFI has given new shape to the rules and it has also the rights of modification in the rules. The Asian Kabaddi Federation was founded under the chairmanship of Sharad Pawar. Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar (Marathi: शरदचंद्र गोविंदराव पवार)(born December 12, 1940) Maratha strongman and president of the Nationalist Congress Party which he formed in 1999 in India; and he leads its delegation in the Lok Sabha, representing his home town of Baramati. ...

Kabaddi was introduced and popularised in Japan in the year 1979. The Asian Amateur Kabaddi Federation sent Prof. Sundar Ram of India to extensively tour Japan for about two months to introduce the game.

In 1979, a return test between Bangladesh and India was held at different places of India including Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Punjab. The Asian Kabaddi Championship was successfully arranged in 1980 and India emerged as the champion and Bangladesh as the runners-up. Bangladesh became runners-up again in 1985 in Asian Kabaddi Championship held in Jaipur, India. The other teams included in the tournament were Nepal, Malaysia and Japan. The game was included for the first time in Asian Games held in Beijing in 1990. Eight countries took part including India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. India won the gold medal and has since won gold at the following three Asian Games in Hiroshima in 1994, Bangkok in 1998 and Busan in 2002. India won the gold medal in the recently concluded 2006 Asian Games at Doha. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Hyderabad or Haydarābād (Telugu: హైదరాబాదు Urdu: حیدر آباد ) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... , Jaipur   (Hindi: जयपुर, Rajasthan Capital), also popularly known as the Pink City, historically sometimes rendered as Jeypore, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. ... Peking redirects here. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

In the 1998 Asian games the Indian Kabaddi team defeated Pakistan in a thrilling final match at Bangkok (Thailand). The chief coach of the team was former kabaddi player and great coach Flt. Lt. S P Singh.

The World Circle Kabaddi Cup has been held at Hamilton, Ontario, and recently has been held in Surrey, British Columbia, which hosts the first all-kabaddi stadium. [2] Recently Mr. Shamsher Singh was awarded the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in sports by the government of India. India has remained the unbeaten world champion in Kabaddi ever since it was included in Asian Games and South Asian Federation games. Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... Location of Surrey Country Province Regional District Metro Vancouver Incorporation 1879 (municipality status)   1993 (city status) Government  - Mayor Dianne Watts  - Governing body  - MLAs List of MLAs Harry Bains (NDP) Jagrup Brar (NDP) Bruce Ralston (NDP) Kevin Falcon (LIB) Dave Hayer (LIB) Gordon Hogg (LIB) Sue Hammell (NDP) leader_title3 = MPs Area...

See also

  • Kho kho
  • Tag
  • Sqn Ldr S.P.Singh-former coach of Indian Kabaddi team.

Kho Kho is an Indian sport played by teams of twelve players who try to avoid being touched by members of the opposing team. ... For other uses, see Tag (disambiguation) Tag (also known as it, had, he, tips, tig, touch, tiggy, tick, dobby, chasing, chasemaster, chasey and other names) is an informal playground game that usually involves two or more players attempting to tag other players by touching them with an object, usually their... He was responsible for taking kabaddi in India to a whole new level. ...

External links

  • Zonals - Parminder, Singh Zafar Iqbal JKhurana Vineet Sarkar Jaspreet Singh Pragati Singh

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Kabaddi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (961 words)
The chant-word is kabaddi in India and Pakistan, hađuđu in Bangladesh, do-do in Nepal, guddo in Sri Lanka, chado-guddo in Malaysia, and techib in Indonesia.
In 1978, the Asian Amateur Kabaddi Federation was formed at a conference of delegates from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan in the Indian town of Villai.
The Asian Kabaddi Championship was successfully arranged in 1980 and India emerged as the champion and Bangladesh as the runners-up.
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