Interfaith Project: Sikh Gatka – Martial Arts Demonstration

Event date: 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:50pm

Location: 

Recital Hall, Campus Center
Interfaith Project Event Flyer Spring 2018

Description: 

 

Come view a demonstration of Gatka, Sikh martial arts associated with the Punjab region of India. Gakta was initially created by the Sikh gurus and has now become a world-wide sport. It includes a style of fighting with wooden sticks, swords and other tools towards defending righteousness and developing self-control. Practitioners have an understanding of its ancient roots that are tied to Sikh philosophy. Sikh’s dedicate a lifetime of being of service to others. The Five K’s, traditional costume with symbolic, spiritual meaning, will be worn and described to attendees. Students may participate towards end of demonstration! Come, learn and enjoy! 

Contact Professor Keller at kellerc@oldwestbury.edu if you have any questions.