What is a squat leg in kabaddi?


Before we discuss kabaddi techniques, it’s important to understand the game’s motto. The only goal of this game is to score points by raiding into the opponent’s court and touching as many opponent players as possible without taking a breath. “Kabaddi! Kabaddi!” chants each player as he approaches the opponent’s court and touches the defending players. Opponents, on the other hand, collaborate tactically to catch that player.

The raider applies the squat leg thrust by propelling his nearest leg towards the antis while in a crouching position. This talent can be used after a raider’s feint to push the defence chains apart to create a gap between them, causing the antis to take longer to apply cover.

History of Kabaddi 

The origins of this game can be traced back to the Indian subcontinent. It is a rural game that is extremely popular in rural India due to its simple rules and lack of equipment. Kabaddi regulations were first established in 1923 and then amended in 1934.  Kabaddi is governed by the International Kabaddi Federation, which was founded in 1952. 

The Kabaddi Federation of India was established in 1950, and it produced an uniform set of rules. The Kabaddi Federation of India governs the sport’s regulations and development in India. Kabaddi was a demonstration sport at the Asian Games in New Delhi in 1982. In the year 1990, it was officially introduced into Asian games. Despite the fact that this is not an Olympic sport, efforts are being made to have it recognised. India has the distinction of winning all of the Asian games’ gold medals.

Thrust Squat 

In a sitting stance, the raider applies this by shoving the nearest leg towards the opponent. Only individuals with excellent reaction time and agility should attempt this skill. This skill is very useful for raiders who are short and slender.


Many of you may be familiar with hockey or football scoring, but how many of you are familiar with kabaddi scoring? In kabaddi, a player must earn a successful raid point in the attacking half of the opponent. After crossing the midline, the player enters the opponents’ court in an attempt to score a point by touching any of the defenders on the mat. Here are some kabaddi skills.

Hand Touch

Hand touches are an important part of any raider’s arsenal. This simple talent requires sufficient practise and quick responses on the raider’s part. Hand touch can be divided into five categories: 

  1. Running hand contact, 
  2. Stooping hand touch, 
  3. Turning hand touch, 
  4. Hopping hand touch, and 
  5. Feint and touch 

Toe Touch 

Only for the most experienced! When the Raiders want to avoid getting too close to the defenders, they employ this approach to touch them with their feet from a safe distance. A flexible body is required for a successful raid in order to implement and execute the lengthy leg stretch along with time.

Rules of the game

  1. In this game, two teams of seven players each take their place on one half of the playfield. 
  2. By speaking ‘kabaddi-kabaddi,’ one player has the opportunity to ‘raid’ the opponent’s side. 
  3. He moves in a dodging pattern in an attempt to make contact with other players and return to his side safely. 
  4. The opposing player tries to grab the raider and prevent him from returning to his side, according to kabaddi rules. 
  5. During the raid, each raider must cross the baulk line. 
  6. The lobby can only be accessed during a fight. 
  7. During a struggle, no player may hit, shove, or otherwise harm another player. 
  8. Abuse terms are not permitted to be used by any player. 
  9. No player can catch the other player’s garments.
  10. Fouls: violent tacking, more than 5 seconds to raid, hitting the out raider, side push etc.