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Fighting with razor sharp blades

By Nina Teggarty

Updated on 02 June 2009

A violent and bloody martial art banned in India, is enjoying a resurgence in the UK. Nina Teggarty reports.

Baba Gian Singh

Shastar Vidiya, the violent and bloody science of weapons, banned by a British Raj worried about violent insurrection, is being revived by a Sikh factory worker from Wolverhampton.

It is part of a trend - all martial arts are on the up.

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