Weapons of Mass Protection

The Sikhs are a distinct community through their beliefs, practises and appearance. One of the key articles of faith is the sword – an item which men and women can both carry. To the wider world the sword is an offensive weapon, for a Sikh however, it holds a more spiritual purpose and is there for the protection of the masses. Gatka is the ancient battle-test martial art which uses the sword as its primary weapon. The Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Ji Gatka Akhara explains and demonstrates the importance of the sword as a weapon of mass protection.

Directed by: Jaskeerth Singh (Age: 23)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire – UK
Length: 10 min

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