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Speech & hearing impaired kids learn this ancient art form through sign language

February 19, 2018

Speech and hearing impaired kids of Lakshmeshwar in Karnataka have been training in the ancient art of Mallakhamba.

They have been practicing for so long that it has now become a simple sport and they perform it with ease.

The children are between 5 to 15 years, and their coach uses sign language to teach them the various moves of mallakhamba.

The form is very difficult and take years of practice to perfect, but for these children, it almost seems effortless as they go about it in a focused manner.

The BD Tatti Memorial Charitable Trust in Lakshmeshwar, Karnataka has been training the disabled students for years now and also provide food and accommodation to the students as well.

Mallakhamba is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs yoga postures and wrestling grips on a stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane or hanging rope.

The pole is generally 11-ft tall with a circumference of 50cm. In Rope Mallakhamba, a strong cotton rope of 25 feet is hung, and the gymnast has to perform action without tying the rope to his/her body.

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