Kabbadi: The Game of Tamils

drelayaraja By drelayaraja, 18th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Kabaddi is a game that originated in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a popular game and demands great physical fitness. The game is more than 1000 years old. No surprise, this game is now in the Asian games. Soon will become an Olympic game.

About Tamil Nadu - Country of Tamils

Tamil Nadu (Tamil: தமிழ்நாடு “Country of the Tamils”) is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai was formerly known as Madras. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by Puducherry (Pondicherry), Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Tamil Nadu has a long tradition of venerable culture. Tamil Nadu is known for its rich tradition of literature, music and dance which continue to flourish today. Kabaddi is the state game of Tamil Nadu.

Origin of Kabaddi

Kabaddi is a team sport that originated in Tamil Nadu. A folk history of the game tells that it developed from a game of tag between two young boys – the rule of holding one’s breath being added later. The game is known by many names, all of Tamil origin: Kabaddi, Sadugudu, Gudugudu, Palinjadugudu and Sadugoodatthi. The word ‘Kabaddi’ could have originated from the Tamil words ‘kai’ (hand) and ‘pidi’ (catch).
Kabaddi is now a part of the Asian Games.

How Kabaddi is Played?

Two teams occupy opposite halves of a field and take turns sending a “raider” into the other half, in order to win points by tagging or wrestling members of the opposing team; the raider then tries to return to his own half, holding his breath during the whole raid.

Rules of Kabaddi

• Two teams of seven members each occupy opposite halves of a field of 12.5m × 10m (roughly half the size of a basketball court).
• Each has five supplementary players held in reserve.
• The game is in 20-minute halves, with a five-minute half-time break during which the teams switch sides.
• Teams take turns sending a “raider” to the opposite team’s half, where the goal is to tag or confine members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are “out” and sent off the field.
• Meanwhile, defenders must form a chain, for example, by linking hands; if the chain is broken, a member of the defending team is sent off.
• The goal of the defenders is to stop the raider returning to the home side before taking a breath. If the raider takes a breath before returning, the raider is sent off the field.
• A player can also get out by going over a boundary line or part of the body touches the ground outside the boundary, except during a struggle with an opposing team member.
• Each time a player is out the opposing team earns a point. A team scores a bonus of two points, called a lona, if the entire opposing team is declared out. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
• Matches are staged on age and weight. A referee, two umpires, a scorer and two assistant scorers are the six officials, who supervise the match.

Copyright 2010 Dr.P.Elayaraja

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Games, India, Kabaddi, Sport, Tamil Nadu, Tradition

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author avatar wonder
23rd Jun 2010 (#)

A good share, we were fond of playing this.
Only now i learnt how to follow in wikinut, a bit late.

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author avatar G.M.Prabudeva
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

i am player

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author avatar G.M.Prabudeva
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

kabadi is use

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author avatar G.M.Prabudeva
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

kabadi the very good international mach the kabaddi is add to lompic

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author avatar Sarath
15th Sep 2014 (#)

kabaddi my life in own game

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author avatar Sivamani
25th Aug 2011 (#)

kabaddi

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author avatar Oo821
15th Oct 2013 (#)

fucking kabbadi

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author avatar Oo8
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Isome times we cannot able to see our email its gone. otherwise its very useful to all.

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author avatar Vasu
26th Apr 2012 (#)

i love kabaddi game indian kabaddi both team is performance 2011 world cup match in final final is unbelievable

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author avatar Vasu
26th Apr 2012 (#)

i'm do well this game and i love this game in childwood my goal is best player in tamilnadu in this kabadi game

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author avatar Kunar
27th Apr 2012 (#)

i like kabaddi, All Macahs r India wenner. Not a Runner.

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author avatar Kunar
27th Apr 2012 (#)

i like kabaddi onely,

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author avatar Karnan
21st May 2012 (#)

kabaddi the game change my life

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author avatar Sarath
15th Sep 2014 (#)

u life change a kabaddi team in super

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author avatar Deepan
11th Jun 2012 (#)

I like kabaddi match.india is very good team.lot of awards in the tournment.i love kabaddi...........!!!!!!!

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author avatar Murugavel
23rd Jul 2012 (#)

i like kabaddi very much.from my childhood iam play this game because my father is also a good kabaddi player he is my coach also a want to get the initial of him

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author avatar S.ravi
31st Jul 2012 (#)

sir how memebers in team

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author avatar Mullai venpura
5th Mar 2013 (#)

i'm a kabadi player i lovè & like & every thing kabadi kabadi only

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author avatar Deva petet
15th Jun 2013 (#)

i love KABADDI i am KABADDI player my team (KATTABOMMAN KABADDI KUZHU) from (MOULIVAKKAM) chennai

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author avatar Thenmoli a/p chandran
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

I wan play ur team. Can help
me?

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author avatar Avinash ko
8th Aug 2013 (#)

i like kabaddi very much....

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author avatar R.SATHISHKUMAR
18th Sep 2013 (#)

KABADY THE BEST GAME

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author avatar Jeni
21st Sep 2014 (#)

i am also kabaddi player... if match wil cum means pls infrm me frdz

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author avatar BHAVANI
13th Aug 2015 (#)

i like kabadi and i love kabadi

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author avatar BHAVANI
13th Aug 2015 (#)

am a kabadi player

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author avatar Aravinth
9th Jul 2017 (#)

I like a kabaddi

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author avatar Aravinth
9th Jul 2017 (#)

I like a kabaddi

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author avatar Peterroach.V
21st Aug 2017 (#)

My Lover Kabaddi

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