On 28th & 29th January 1981, a National level Invitational Mallakhamb tournament was organized by New Sports Association at Maharajwada High School, Ujjain. Not the State Associations, but prominent Sports Institutions from different States were invited. 48 players of 12 teams from Bihar, MP, UP & Maharashtra participated. The Competition was only for Men and only in two age groups, under 20 and above 20 years. Later, this tournament was termed as the first National Mallakhamb Championship.
The second National Mallakhamb Championship was held at Achyutanand Prasadik Jivajirao Vyayam shala, Ujjain, on 6th & 7th February 1982. It was conducted in 2 age groups, under 20 years and above 20 years, and for men only. The teams of Maharashtra, MP and UP participated in this Competition.