Basics about regular Kabaddi – such an attractive sport

Indoor Kabaddi is a new form of the regular Kabaddi, which was made a major competitive event at the Second Indoor Games in Macao in 2007 for men. Indoor Kabaddi is played on the carpet with each team of 7 players: 5 official players and two reserve players.

The playground is 11 x 9m in size, with a middle line divided into two equal halves. With Kabaddi in the house, there is no barrier (baulk line) or bonus line (bonus line). Game time is 2 halves of every 15 minutes with 5 minutes halftime [15 – 5 – 15].

Each effective attack lasts only 30 seconds and if the attacker returns without scoring, the defending team will gain 1 point. Indoor Kabaddi does not apply the rules of the player to the field and return to the court as in normal Kabaddi.

Kabaddi beach

Kabaddi beach is another form of Kabaddi that has been included as a major content in the First Beach Olympics in Bali in 2008 (for both men and women)

Beach kabaddi is played on sand, outdoors with 6 people each including 4 official players and 2 reserve athletes. 11 x 7m playground for men and 10 x 6m for women are divided into two equal halves. Game time is two halves each with 15 minutes and 5 minutes halftime [15 – 5 – 15].

Kabaddi beach does not apply the rules of the yard and back to the yard like the usual Kabaddi. There are no barriers (baulk lines), bonus lines (bonus lines) and corridors like Kabaddi beach. Kabaddi beach is popular because it is easy to play, attractive and does not require equipment (played on outdoor natural beach).

Regular Kabaddi, Kabaddi in the yard and beach Kabaddi have different rules, different logistic requirements, different yard requirements and different numbers of players.

However, their similarity is that of community attraction because all these forms of Kabaddi require skills, impulses and courage. All of these forms of Kabaddi are under the direction of the Asian Amateur Kabaddi Federation (AAKF) and the World Kabaddi Federation (IKF).