Pehlwani – Indian Wrestling Martial Arts

Pehlwani is an Indian martial arts focused on wrestling & grappling techniques. This martial arts uses mainly locks, throws, pins and submission holds.

Pehlwani students will join an Akhara (wrestling school) when they are young and then will spend years training under the guidance of a local instructor. In addition to learning wrestling techniques, students will spend many hours improving their strength and endurance. They often use traditional Indian strength training tools such as the Nal (a hollow stone cylinder with a handle), Gar Nal (neck weight), Indian clubs (exercise clubs), etc.

For other martial arts that originated in India (i.e. Gatka), please visit the wiki section on Indian martial arts.

Pehlwani Training Techniques