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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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
Ottathe wooden weapon is inspired by the the elephant tusk
strength, endurance and flexibility exercises are part of every kalari training
Training according to your needs
Everybody's body movement have their own beauty.
The kalarisystem has different styles, forms and weapons.