Kabaddi, a sport that was once played in the villages only, is winning hearts today with the World league and the much coveted Pro Kabaddi league. The Pro kabaddi wave is surely taking us beyond the usual obsession of cricket and football. Apart from just watching the sport, it has also encouraged umpteen youngsters to play the sport.
‘Kabaddi’ is an amazing route for youngsters to learn life skills, which are sure to stay with them forever. Here are 5 life lessons to learn from Kabaddi.
1. Endurance and concentration: The sport requires the players to chant the word ‘Kabaddi’ holding their breath, and move with speed and accuracy. This teaches endurance and also improves concentration power.
2. Fight right: The sport teaches its players to fight with the right spirit. It teaches them to defend themselves and their team members as well as to fight for them.
3. Discipline: Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There will be movement, but no direction. Kabaddi teaches its players to be well disciplined, to shine on field and off the field.
4. Think strategy: Kabaddi is a sport that requires the team to plan a strategy, think logically and then act accordingly. It teaches its players to think logically, strategically improving their mental skills.
5. Presence of mind: Kabaddi is a sport that requires one to run, kick and dodge the opponents. It requires one to move and think at the same time and very quickly. This skill helps players to enhance their pro activeness, presence of mind, multi-tasking skills, team spirit and crisis management.
Kabaddi certainly has a lot to teach, are we ready to learn? What are you waiting for? Get on the field and go ‘Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi….’