The first point is that the Gurus had no standing army or force at least until Guru Arjan, there is no evidence for it. Wrestling is a very far fetched link in my opinion.
I am talking about the Martial spirit being infused is SIKHs, not standing Armies. I have nowhere talked about standing armies.
Mcleod states it started with the 6th Guru. Gurudwara Mal Akhrara is clear evidence that the Martial streak was honed by the the 2nd Guru. We are not talking WWE wrestling here (I am sure you are aware of that). In this form of wrestling, bones can be broken, jaws shattered etc. (I say that from my own experience J )
Point two, is that the Jatts dominated the Punjab from the beginning, even before Guru Nanak established himself at Kartarpur. Emperor Babur, the 1st Mughal emperor confirms this in his memoirs, the Baburnama. He emphatically talks about the Jatts and Gujars who used to leading raid parties on his camps in the 1520's for his cattle. He said they were innumerbale in number. This was during his entry into the Punjab before his battles with the Lodhi Sultanate. This is further confirmed in the Dabistan-i-Mazahib where it states the majority of the Sikh community was Jatt and they did not speak 'Hindi' by the time of Guru Hargobind.
Dominating from the beginning? Beginning of what? Time places dates please? What were they dominating? The Politics? The Economics?
Where does Babur talk about this? He talks about a lot of them, and them being dacoits, but not dominating anything. The description he gives is more akin to a Gypsie or transient (not very flattering)
The dominant Jatts (out of Jatts) were Muslim Jatts. Hindu Jatts had no importance at that time. Only Muslim Jatts received patronage. Jatts came into their own much later, after Bandha Bahadhur.
Where is this confirmed in Dabistan e Mazhib? I have never read this. I have read Jatts helped Bandha Bahadhur with supplies., but even Bandha Bahadhurs troops are described as “Untouchables”. I have also read Jatts swelled the numbers of Sikhs after the demise of Bandha Bahdhur, but never this.
Read this. Some exerpts of Dabistan e Mazhib nd other texts I pasted years ago:
Point 3. I don't agree with Baba Buddha introducing the militancy. So no argument from me.
Point 4. He came from the Khatri's, who often link themselves with the Ksyatria's but there is no real confirmed link between the two. Though the names do sound the same. You have to note that all the Gurus were part of the Khatris. The power shifting between different sub-castes, but ultimately under the umbrella of Khatri.
Guru Gobind Singh ji describing his clan as Kshatriya’s and his Uncle Kirpal as a Kshatriya is enough evidence for me in Dasam Granth in Bachittar Natak.
There is a link between Kshatria and Khatri. Read Manu Smirti, onto what profession is acceptable for a Kshatriya when he has fallen on hard times. Also in Nepal Kshatriya’s are called Chettri too. A colloquialism, just like Khatri is a colloquialism to Punjab (and surrounding areas).
One of the main problems for Kshatriya/Khatri at the time of the Guru’s was that they the Khatri’s were looked down upon by their Kshatriya brothers.
Point 5. The Guru may not have been lead by his followers but he had to fulfil the needs of the community at every stage right upto Guru Gobind Singh that meant adapting and shifting the policy of the community, with hightened threats, and pressures consolidating the leadership as well as many other things. For example the Mughal threat, the corrupt masands, the rival sects Ramrai's etc.
This does not mean Jatts introduced militancy does it though?
All this means is that the 6th Master was willing to use the sword and drew on it when the time was needed.