Kabaddi is known as “Chedugudu” or “Hu Tu Tu” in Southern India. In the Eastern India, it is known as “Chu-Kit-Kit” (Ladies Version) and “Hadudu” (Gents version). In the northern parts of India, it is known as “Kabaddi”. 

In other Asian countries it has other names! In Malaysia it is called “Chedigudu”. In Thailand it is known as “Teechub”. In India’s neighboring countries like Pakistan it is called “Kabaddi”, in Sri Lanka it is known as “Gudu” and in Nepal it is called “Dodo”. All these are essentially the same old Kabaddi but with very minor changes according to the local whims. 

Kabaddi is also played on a fixed time basis. There are many variants of which the following are important: 

v     Surjeevani

v     Gaminee

v     Amar 

Surjeevani Kabaddi: 

This version is recognized by the Kabaddi Federation of India and the game is largely dictated by its rules and regulations. Suppose a player M from Team A during his raid touches player P from Team B, player P is out and he has to go out of the court and sit out. During the return raid, Team B’s player L touches player N of Team A, player N is out and he will go out of the court and sit out. However, this has revived player P of Team A, who will take the court! Reviving an “out” player is the gist of Surjeevani type of Kabaddi. 

Gaminee Kabaddi: 

Unlike “Surjeevani” in this version of Kabaddi, there is no revival. When all the 7 players of a team are out, the game comes to an end. No time frame. All the players of a team should be out. 

Amar Kabaddi: 

Player 7, a raider from Team A raids the court of Team B and in the bargain touches the back of player 2 of Team B. Team A gets a point, but player 2 of Team B remains in court. One point for each touch is awarded and the team, which gets maximum points by the end of the stipulated time, is considered the winner. 

Goongi Kabaddi: 

In this version two players, one each from opposing teams, wrestle with each other.