KABADDI, KABADDI, KABADDI, KABADDI!
I had read online about this game that is played around India called Kabaddi. It is especially popular in the state of Punjab that we were in and I had been itching to play.
From what I read, you had to get from your base, past a line, then back to your base without being tackled and held down by the other team….holding your breath the whole time.
We eventually stumbled through some epic hand motions and Hindish (Hindi-English) to get a game happening in a school yard in a small village.
I had it all wrong.
You have to run up to the other team of 4 people holding hands and touch one of them and then make it back to your base without being tackled…while saying “Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi” the whole time.
It took us a little while, but eventually we got the hang of it and got some heavy tackles, hearty laughs and dust everywhere. Good footage!
Good times in Punjab,