Sanatan Shastar Vidiya – Fent Yudh [Dagger Fighting]

Nihang Niddar Singh [9th Gurdev of the Akali Baba Darbara Singh Akhara] demonstrates the art of Fent Yudh, a facet of the battlefield combat art Sanatan …

48 thoughts on “Sanatan Shastar Vidiya – Fent Yudh [Dagger Fighting]

  1. TheSilatiger says:

    for a start ,the gurkhas are not the nepalis that were in nepal at the time of alexander,they are of mongol heritage ,they came in 13th century with timerlaine,if my memory serves me well,so did the khukuri exist in nepal then or did they bring it with them>need to ask a gurkha

  2. Vishal Suryavanshi says:

    "shastra vidya" is a Sanskrit word which means knowledge of weopons. This is a Hindu martial art not sikh but Sikhism is come from Hinduism. Hindu rajput warriors taught this martial arts to the Sikh. this is north Indian martial but there are many forms of martial arts in indian. An south Indian martial art is believe to be mother of kung fun.

  3. TheKimjoh560 says:

    I'm not too sure about all this in a real world application… Most people that would come at you with a knife are totally unpredictable and many most likely wont dont stop swinging because you cut them. It's like when you play some console fighting game versus your best mate for the 1000th time and play the same game vs your randomly button mashing girlfriend. She will kick your ass several times before you figure it out. In a knife fight you only get one chance and a 50/50 outcome wont do.

    I think the level of skill and experience you need to engage in a knife fight with confidence is almost unattainable. Becuase you'd need to experience the real thing not just spar against someone. No my money is on the guy in the bush.

  4. Purbeli kto says:

    The khukuri you are using lol its a kitchen knife that's why it's not that sharp the real khukuri will break ur sardar sword seriously without knowing about something how can people's make their own lines and talk shit.
    Now a days materials arts lol if I had to I'll just take the gun out bang.. Lol

  5. matwali says:

    The Khukuri is Traditional weapon of Nepalese people as sikh carry swords or knife the khukuri is the same every Nepalese people carry and khukuri was designed in Nepal khukuri is a multipurpose weapon and khukuri is not from india when Nepalese warrior Gurkhas fought for India they took khukuri there and they started making khukuri
    The khukuri you are using in this video is not the real khukuri .
    If any one want to know about khukuri its on Gurkhas history.

  6. Captain Harlock says:

    I can truely say this man is a true master swordsman! Many of things he discussed can be put into other styles and forms. I personally perfer to wield two short swords or daggers and have chosen that as my style. Never thought about this style of sword before because I didnt like the design but I'll be damned if it isnt effective. I will have to get me a Klopis or Kukuri,  I cant wait to watch more videos! 🙂

  7. Michael Pechacek says:

    This Man is very good look, at his center , his movement . He has a Very high degree of skill .Both with weapons and hand. But I do not know ,Master , if I agree with the fact that the Khukuri originated in India ,The Greek KOPIS  has a archeological record in Europe as far as Spain in the Ancient world and was shown in Art and in the Archeological record in Greece as before 340BC.. could be wrong ?.Never seen it that early in any Archeology from India ? But I believe firmly the weapon was brought to India by Alexander III ( the Great) and copied in Nepal , by either Greek expatriates or native populations . With all respect , great work good video.

  8. John Smith says:

    This is for koundinya75 if Hindus respected Sikhs so much why did the Hindus put tanks in the Sikh golden temple? That was just wrong! You do nothing but use Sikhs……slap yourself please

  9. matwali says:

    It's not sardars weapon sardars use swords it's Gurkhas traditional and cultural weapon called Khukuri u guys doing copy of it world knows Khukuri is from Gurkhas and it's not for making holes it's for chopping enemy's head and used in close combat weapon why u lying this weapon is not from sardars copycat

  10. Immrama Co. says:

    I support traditional martial arts, the basics for any modern art of war. Any individual supporting his or her survival on technology can face death with pity when it comes up to needing the knowledge of a non sport fighting art, this type of styles are what is teached to armies and security groups worldwide, because when you run out of ammo or reaching a gun is a hard task, as an option you can always put your trust on a good blade and on abilities. You have also on the bench blade arts like eskrima arnis and silat very popular among special forces nowadays. Thank you master and keep it up it would be of heavy interest to learn with you some day.

  11. James R says:

    You are correct, foot work is extremely important. However, your partner broke one of cardinal rules of fencing, he did not keep his weapon in-front of him at all times. 

  12. Saurabh Joshi says:

    Brother great art i have no questions about your Vidya ,but the Shastra that you used Khukuri that never had a hilt till 18 century when the looks for the weapon were modernised by the influence of the (European swords and Weapons)  to have a hilt  till then it just have a wooden Hilt ( mooth) as it was a multi utility weapon used in Regions of Nepal and nearby (Variations of the weapons can be found as the art syle changes from town to town),please clearify if the weapon that you showed with the more manoeuvre hilt is a authentic one or not 

  13. koundinya75 says:

    Yes because Sashtar vidya is related to both communities. Moreover if you study sikh religion you will get to know most of the sikhs are descendents of Hindus. There was a time where most of Hindus became sikhs to save India from external invasions especially punjab region. And definitely a true Hindu respects Sikh and a true Sikh respects Hindu by sharing their cultural identities.

  14. thekeratenga says:

    Not taking anything away from my Chinese brothers…Bodhidharma was the first monk who introduced Martial arts in China when he started the White Horse monastery, he took learnings from ancient Indian martial arts like Kalari Payattu from Kerala and Shastra Vidya from Puri! They further innovated it into Kung-Fu no doubt! but it was taken from India to protect Buddhist Monks travelling from India to China against robbers in the Jungles that lay in between…

  15. thekeratenga says:

    I'll tell u guys something, Shastra Vidya occurs in the Ramayana when Sage Vishwamitra trains Lord Rama(Most known!) in these martial arts but much before that in the Shiv Purana.. there is evidence that Lord Shiva taught these fighting arts to his son Lord Kartikeya to fight the demon Taraka! Now people may say this is religious or mythologocal hogwash but the fact remains that these are THE most ancient scriptures in the world having references about martial arts!!

  16. ChamorruWarrior says:

    I have a feeling that seeing as both are Indians, these techniques are most likely more common among the Indian culture as opposed to one specific religion that may exist in India. Most dagger fighting (Or any fighting) is fairly universal anyway. I would assume that if the Sikhs had their own fighting system based on their knife they carry, it would be VERY similar to not only every knife fighting system on earth, but even more so to whatever style the Hindus would do.

  17. archit sharma says:

    hindu or sikh is not a difference . to fight against muslim invaders every hindu punjabi family send their elder son to join khalsa forces . my grandfather's big brother was a sikh while my grandfather was a hindu. moreover "waheguru" donot mean GOD it means WAH + GURU means in praise of teacher / sage . in ancient hindu text it is also mentioned GOD is one but its upto people how they want to worship him hence giving independence and no bondation to follow a well beaten track . thnkz

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