|Also transliterated:||Vajra Mushti|
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Vajra Mushti (Sanskrit वज्र मुश्टि) is the name of both a knuckleduster-like weapon and an ancient Indian martial art identified with that weapon that incorporates striking aspects, grappling aspects, and a study of vital pressure points (marman). The Indian subcontinent is home to a variety of Martial arts. Pehlwani ( Hindi: पहलवानी Urdu: پہلوانی or Kushti ( Hindi: कुश्ती Urdu: کشتی which come from Kalarippayattu or kalaripayattu ( Malayalam കളരിപയറ്റ് kaɭəɾipːajətːɨ̆ is a Martial art with origins in Kerala Mallayuddha (literally "wrestling combat" Devanagari: मल्लयुद्ध is the classical Indian martial art of wrestling. The chakram ( Devanāgarī: चक्रम is a throwing Weapon that was used by the ancient Indians it is a flat Metal disc with a sharp outer Kabaddi (sometimes written Kabbadi or Kabadi) (கபடி otherwise known as சடுகுடுకబడ్డీ ਕਬੱਡੀ कबड्डी कबड्डीکبڈی For the Tamil language Feature film see Silambattam. Silambam (சிலம்பம் or Silambattam (சிலம்பாட்டம் Gatka ਗਤਕਾ gatkā (Meaning one whose freedom belongs to grace, is a defensive and offensive Sikh martial art associated with the Sikhs Thang-Ta is most popular Meetei Martial arts in Manipur. The literal translation of Thang-ta in the Manipuri language is Swords and This is a list of Martial arts, broken down by region and style The "Great" Gama (c1880 - 22nd May 1953 or 21st May 1960? also known as Rustam-e-zaman Gama Pahelvan and Lion of the Punjab Phillip Zarrilli is a notable practitioner of the Indian martial arts of Kalarippayattu and Marma Adi. Jasmine Simhalan (born 13 November, 1970 in Chennai India) is a practitioner of Indian martial arts and Classical Indian dance The Jyesthimalla (literally the greatest warriors) are a clan of martial artists in India who practice the Martial art of Vajra Mushti. Imam Baksh was a renowed wrestler and a practitioner of the Indian wrestling style of Pehlwani. Gulam was an Indian practitioner of Pehlwani. Gulam participated in early Catch wrestling tournaments in Europe. Guru Har Gobind (ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਾਹਿਬ also Sacha Padshah (ਸੱਚਾ ਪਾਦਸ਼ਾਹ True King John Will (born) is a notable martial artist from Australia. Will won gold in the first World Silat Championships held in Jakarta in 1982 the Kshatriya (क्षत्रिय kṣatriya from क्षत्र kṣatra) is one of the four varnas (social orders in Hinduism Yoga ( Sanskrit: योग, IAST: yóga, joːgə refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India, to the Dravidian martial arts have been practiced by Dravidian peoples in South India and northeastern Sri Lanka since the Sangam period For the sword described in Indian legend see Khadga The Khanda (from Khadga, literally meaning 'sword' in Sanskrit) is Marmam are pressure points of the human body in Indian martial arts in general and Dravidian martial arts in particular Ayurveda ( Devanāgarī: आयुर्वॆद the 'science of life' is a system of Traditional medicine native to India, and practiced in other There are 2 styles of martial arts native to Sri Lanka these are Cheena di and Angampora. Theories of the origins of Asian martial arts range from the highly Diffusionist to models which show greater recognition of independent invention Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical Brass knuckles, also sometimes called knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, B-Nux or knuckle dusters, are Weapons used in The Indian subcontinent is home to a variety of Martial arts. A strike is an attack with an inanimate object such as a Weapon, or with a part of the human body intended to cause an effect upon an opponent or to simply cause harm to Grappling refers to the gripping handling and controlling of an opponent without the use of striking, typically through the application of various Grappling holds A pressure point in the field of Martial arts represents an area on the human body that when contacted produces significant pain or some other effect  The striking aspects of Vajra Mushti are similar to Kung Fu, Boxing and Karate, while the grappling aspects are similar to jujutsu and Vale tudo. Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have become synonymous with Chinese Martial arts. Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, ( or is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese Kenpō. literally meaning the " art of softness " or "way of yielding" is a collective name for Japanese martial art styles consisting of grappling Vale Tudo ( Portuguese for Anything goes. The individual words translate into English as vale - "is allowed" and tudo - "everything" 
The martial art of Vajra Mushti was described in the Buddharata Sutra, written in the 5th century CE, based on earlier material used by the Kshatriya warrior caste. Kshatriya (क्षत्रिय kṣatriya from क्षत्र kṣatra) is one of the four varnas (social orders in Hinduism 
The forms of wrestling and striking described in the Manasollasa of Somesvara III (ruled 1126-1138 CE) and associated with the Jyesthi caste in the Malla Purana have been identified with Vajra Mushti by Donn Draeger and Robert Smith. Somesvara III (ruled 1126 - 1138 CE was a Western Chalukya king and son of Vikramaditya VI and Queen Chandaladevi Caste (Sanskrit Gyati ज्ञाति, Hindi Biradari बिरादरी samaj समाज jati जाति etc, Urdu Zat ज़ात) is an Endogamous group For other meanings see Purana (disambiguation. The Puranas ( Sanskrit: sa पुराण purāṇa, "of ancient times"
"Mushti" literally means "closed hand" or "fist", while the vajra is a religious symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism translated variously as "thunderbolt" and "diamond. Vajra ( Devanagari: वज्र Tibetan: dorje ( is a Sanskrit word meaning both Thunderbolt and Diamond Religious symbolism is the use of Symbols including Archetypes, acts artwork events or natural phenomena, by a religion Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices " Vajra Mushti could therefore be translated as "Thunderbolt Fist" or "Diamond Fist. "
Simhanada Vajramushti is known as the "Lions Roar" variant of Vajra-Mushti (Mukti). This is supposedly the martial art of the historical Buddha's blood-line, and, also became known as "Indra's Fist" (after the Thunder and Sky God Indra). Siddhārtha Gautama ( Sanskrit; Pali: Siddhattha Gotama) was a spiritual Teacher from Ancient India and the founder Indra ( Sanskrit: इन्द्र or इंद्र Indra, Malay: Indera, Thai: พระอินทร์ Phra-Intra It is still called Indra's Fist in China, where it is also known as Tibetan Lion's Roar. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Definitions of Tibet See also Definitions of Tibet Name In English The English word Tibet, like the word for Tibet in most European