"Undergoing hard labour, an archer realises the art and techniques of different types of warfare; through it he achieves victory. Hence, an archer should always practise shooting in front of his teacher"
The Akali Nihang Baba Darbara Singh Sanatan Suraj Bansia Shastar Vidiya Shiv Akhara is a traditional Indian combat arts school teaching a tried and tested ancient battle art. The historical and cultural background to each technique, tactic and stratagem is provided throughout instruction in order to contextualise them. In this manner, a student can better appreciate and understand of what is being taught.
Martial instruction falls into two main categories:
- 'Sava Rakhsha' (traditional self-defence)
- 'Yudh Vidiya' (traditional Indian battlefield arts)
'Yudh Vidiya' covers 'sava rakhsha' as well as traditional 'greh' (home) and 'gao' (village) defence.