Kalarippayat, the Indian Martial Art from Kerala 

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Kalari, the South Indian martial art for boys and girls, and adults, male and female.

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Children -Training Basel: Saturday 9:00 a.m. Lyonstrasse 14A 4053 Basel (Dreispitz) more info

Adult-Training in Basel: Saturday 10:45 a.m. Lyonstrasse 14A 4053 Basel (Dreispitz) more info

All Ages in Basel: Wednesday 19:15 Güterstrasse 145 4053 Basel more info

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Kalarippayat or Kalari is considered to be one of the oldest fighting system in existence. Scholars often refer to Kalaripayattu as the "mother of all martial arts". It developed at the junction of the indigeneous Dravidian culture of Southern India and the Vedic culture that migrated from the north.

However, kalari ist more than just a martial art. Kalari training influences and develops the whole personality of the student: it builds up physical strength, flexibility, endurance, patience, inner calm mindfulness. Students learn to control anger and aggression, because body, mind and breath are balanced by the training. The ultimate goal of the practise ist that the body becomes all eyes.

Fighting technique is very diverse in kalari: Quick movements, simultaneous attack and defense techniques, as well as the coordinated use of hands and legs: blows, blocks, pushes, kicks, jumps.

Because of its unique concept,  kalari ist a good choice für males and females, adults and kids.

Weapon training in Kalarippayat


the wooden weapon is inspired by the the elephant tusk


longstick training



flexibility training

strength, endurance and flexibility exercises are part of every kalari training

Training according to your needs

Everybody's body movement have their own beauty.

Comprehensive System

The kalarisystem has different styles, forms and weapons.

Kalari ist suitable for males and females, young and old.