In india "Mushti"= fist "Yuddhe"=Conflict, and Fist fighters
Were termed "mushti Yuddham" "All-in" fighting akin to the "Pankrateon"
of the ancient of the ancient Greeks Was practiced and
Comprised "Guti Haramba" or hitting, and "Pora Haramba" or
grappling, a Science Practiced even today Among the Telegu
Jettis. It was originally termed "Naki na Gusti" or tiger-
claw combat, Which name is derived from the iron cestus
four tiger clawlike blades.
When this was later replaced by a spiked Weapon of Buffalo
horn Which Was thought to resemble the "Vajira" or
thunderbolt held in the hand oh certain gods, the sport came
to be termed "Vajira Mushti", signifying "The fist armed
With a thunderbolt".
This Science Combining hitting With wrestling has continued
in to Modern times in India, Where displays are staged by
the Telegu Jettis, especially in the court of the late
Gaekwar of barda. Wrestling also developed as a distinct
Science, and the original erena of hard ground Which was
termed the "Malla Bhumi" or "Pora Bhumi"
Was replaced by the Wrestling
pit termed "Akavala" or "Akada". This pit about 25feet in
diameter, 3 feet deep, filled With crumbled Earth. extracted
from termite mounds mixed With sesmum oil to render it soft
yielding and antiseptic. Fresh oil is sprinkled at intervals
until in course of time the earth becomes Sterilized so that
when it enters the eyes, nostrils, mouth or wounds, it does
not produce Sepsis. Both Science Were practiced by the
Sinhalese Who termed them Malla Pora
source: from the book of some sinhala combative, field and aquatic
sports and games