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Akhara

30.04.2013

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Акхара - храм

The notion «akhara» has several meanings: a sect, a group, something like a sub-unit and a military community, a sports gymnasium, a place for trainings. The time and different historical circumstances added new meanings to this word.

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Military practices in North-West India

30.04.2013

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Солдатские развлечения

There is a single source for all the types of weapon fighting arts in North-west India. Though the Hindu themselves relate the origin of these practices to the time of Mahabharata events, but their actual history and the succession of this tradition didn’t start till the 17-18th centuries.

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Razmafzar

30.04.2013

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The project of “Historical fencing and traditional Persian martial arts” deals with reviving the fighting techniques of Persian warriors based on an authentic and academic analysis of techniques described in Persian manuscripts from different time periods.

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The system of military skills in South-West Rajasthan

02.05.2013

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The spear

The first thing that draws attention is exercises with a short spear. According to researchers Rajputs preferred foot fighting with a sabre tulwar, a sword khanda and a short spear as the main offensive arms.

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Real techniques on a battle field

30.06.2013

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Owing to a great deal of recollections and memoirs left by British officers about their participation in Anglo-Indian wars we can get to a certain extent a real idea what happened on a battle field with the use and domination of cold steel.

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