The qualities of a noble warrior are seen as a necessity for a successful balanced life in Sikhism. Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji opened the Sikhs to this fundamental concept of Saint-Solider (ਸੰਤ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ) with the introduction of Shaster Vidheya. The Academy runs the Shan E Khalsa Gatka Akhara which trains individuals in the Sikh Martial Art of Gatka. Highly qualified instructors from around the world are brought to the Akhara to help give students the best training possible. Students start from the basic footwork and eventually work their way to be trained to master different shasters. Opportunities are also given to students to demonstrate what they’ve been learning at demonstrations in various nagar keertans, community events, trips, and in gatka competitions.