The Physical Body 2 is the groundbreaking second DVD in the continuing series focusing on the dying art of Kushti, India’s indigenous form of wrestling. In this second volume, we examine the intense competition training routines leading to participation in the Dangals or wrestling competitions held in Delhi, the capital of India, which has become the major crossroad in the battle between the old and the new.
Each different Akhara or training gym offers us new insights into how the original training routines consistently produce high caliber competitors who test their skills in the major Dangals held throughout India. Faced with the rising popularity of international style wrestling, many have been forced to adopt the new training regimens while clinging to their deep traditions and distinctly Indian exercises.
Here is an exclusive intimate first hand look at the training inside the Akharas as one prepares to take part in competition as well as the actual Dangal matches which are not only fiercely contested for money but for prestige and as a dominant symbol of a rigorous, perfected way of life.
Traditional Kushti facing possible extinction continues to survive in the hands of the remaining Gurus who continue to tirelessly pass on their chosen art from generation to generation in some of the oldest Akharas in India.