Kabaddi is a contact sport that originated in
Ancient India. Kabaddi is the
national game of Bangladesh. The game is played over 40 minutes with a 5-minute
break between halves. There are 7 players on each side and the team that ousts
all the players on the opponent's side scores four extra points. Seven players
play on either side and a player put out has to remain out until all his team
members are out. The team that is successful in ousting all the players of the
opponent's side secures a point.
The game continues until five or seven such points are secured and has no fixed time duration. For every player of the opposition touched ?out,? a team earns a point. The singularity of the game is that attack is an individual effort while defense is a combined effort. Offense in Kabaddi, is a sum total of raiding techniques and tactics in which footwork of the raider plays a crucial role.
Since more points are scored through raids, the raider is in the limelight and the recipient of the public adulation or brickbats. Therefore to get these techniques correct one would deeply benefit from professional training which will impart the necessary skill, tactics, counter-action ability to extricate students from difficult situations, and above all, teach their students good footwork to score points. A combination of all these factors, with an ability to make spot judgments of the situation will make you a top class raider.
Kabaddi has gained fame in the recent years and as we see it is a game of physical strength and a few smart moves which can be accomplished with the help of some guidance and constant practice and dedication.