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Kalaripayattu (pronounced as Kalarippayatt) is a martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala, southern India (North Malabar). The word kalari first appears in the Tamil Sangam literature (c. 300 BCE to 300 CE) to describe both a battlefield and combat arena. The word kalari tatt denoted a martial feat, while kalari kozhai  ...

Feb 4, 2016 ... In Kerala, southern India there still exists an ancient martial art which is believed to be the very thing which gave birth to Shaolin kung fu and jiu jitsu....


Originating in Kerala, India, Kalaripayattu is often referred to as “the original martial arts” that many claim spread to China via Bodhidharma in the 5th century, giving rise to today's various Chinese Martial Arts styles. While there is little historic evidence to support this notion, it is still to this day among one of the oldest fighting ...


Originally a traditional form of martial art that started in Kerala, Kalaripayattu or kalari is the science of war, treatment and marma therapy believed by the historians to be one of the oldest existing martial arts in the world. It's all about inner peace and fluid animal movements.


Kalaripayattu, the martial artform of Kerala, is regarded as the oldest and most scientific of its kind in the world. Training in combat is given at the kalaris (training schools). Kalaripayattu training aims at the ultimate co-ordination of the mind and body.


Kalaripayattu History. Existence of Martial arts in India for over 3000 years can be proved by the mention of martial arts in the Vedas. According to ancient folklore, Lord Vishnu's disciple Parasurama who was an avatar of Lord Vishnu is believed to be the founder of martial arts in India. Kalaripayattu, which is the most ...


Mar 5, 2018 ... Kalaripayattu is a martial art that also practices traditional Indian methods of healing, leaving its impressions on both war and wound. In a more creative way it has also inspired some traditional performing art forms of Kerala, and even travelled east to birth the Kung Fu. Martial arts have existed in India for ...


Feb 28, 2017 ... Kalaripayattu, the martial art form from Kerala is one of the oldest in existence.


Nov 15, 2012 ... Kalaripayattu is so old, its origins are traditionally attributed to the gods. But as with many other aspects of Indian culture, this incredible marital art form comes from none other than Agastya Muni.