New York, October 17 : Gatka Federation USA-an umbrella organization to manage, Standardize,
promote & popularize the Gatka-Sikh Martial Art in the USA is hosting is first ever National Gatka
Championship-USA on October 28th, 2023 at The Sikh Center of New York Inc, NY under the aegis of
World Gatka Federation (WGF)-an apex international body for preserving & promotion of Gatka. The
management committee of Sikh center has released the poster of US National Gatka Championship.
S. Gurinder Singh Khalsa, Chairman & Dr. Deep Singh, General Secretary of Gatka Federation USA
informed that this will be first ever open National Gatka championship in the Gatka history of USA which
will be organized by Gatka Federation USA. However Gatka Federation have organized several gatka
training camps in various states of US with the help of the Gurudwara Committees, Educational Institutes
and other sports organizations. Gatka Federation USA is pro-actively working on their state chapters
throughout the US.
They further stated that we are expecting Gatka players (Singh & Kaur) from all over USA. Gatka
Federation has it’s State Chapters under the State Gatka Associations which will be send their Players in
the different age categories.
S. Kalvinder Singh California, President of Gatka Federation USA & finance Secretary of WGF has
informed that 1st National Gatka Championship USA will feature a range of categories, including a
captivating under 14 Demonstration as well as under 17 & 21 age groups combat fights in both men &
women categories, all focusing on the Single soti individual events. Purpose of this National Gatka
championship is to bring all gatka players, coaches, referees and judges at one platform, & preparing
them for upcoming National Gatka tournaments, seminars and other International Gatka Championships.
Daler Singh, President, Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Sikh Center & Jaskirat Singh Joint Secretary of New
York Gatka Association stated that the aim of this National Gatka Championship is to spread awareness
about Sikh Martial Art and introduce the young generation to this rich cultural heritage of Gatka .
On this occasion Sarabjit Kaur, Finance Secretary Gatka Federation USA, Gagandeep Singh, Trustee
Gurdawara Sikh Cultural Society NY & Dashmesh Singh, Sujan Singh, Baljinder Singh Banwait both
Senior Coaches from NY were also present.