Friday, 29 June 2018


Gatka is a martial art associated with Sikhs from the Punjab region of Indian. It involves a style of fighting with sticks, simulating swords. There was a group demonstrating the art in Roberts Park, at the Dragon Boat Festival. I was cross with myself for happening upon it right at the end of the demonstration, too late to take photos. I did, however, get a photo of one of the teachers with a young trainee, as they explained a little about the costumes they are wearing, and I watched as some of the students were tutored. Just 1% of Bradford's population is Sikh.


  1. I love the bright colours of India. On my travels I once bought my wife the silk for a sari.Being a good German she declined. But, the material was gorgeous.

  2. Fascinating. I've seen it done before, but didn't know the term.


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