The continuous clear sounding recitation aloud of the approved word 'Kabaddi' within the course of one respiration shall be called cant.
One who enters the court of the opponent with the cant is known as a raider. The raider must begin his cant before he touches the opponent's court.
Every player of the party in whose court the raid is being made shall be called an anti-raider or anti.
When the raider enter the court of the opponent with cant, it is known as a raid.
When the raider crosses the baulk line of the defending team at least once during the course of a raid and reaches his court with cant, it is known as a successful raid.
When a raider touches an anti or an anti touches a raider, the struggle begins.
To stop the continuous and clear sounding chant of the word 'Kabaddi' or to take breath during a cant is known as losing the cant. A cant must be started and continued within one and the same respiration.
If a raider touches an anti without the breach of the rules of play or if any part of the body an anti touches any part of the body of the raider and then the raider touches his court with the cant, the anti is said to be put out.
If the anti's or anti hold without breach of rules of play and keep the raider in their court and do not allow him to reach his court until he loses his cant, it is known as holding the raider.
If the raider after crossing the midline touches his court with any part of his body without breach of rules of play and with cant he is said to have reached his court safely.