Kalari payattu-Do you know what is this art ??
Kalari payat includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods.Regional variants are classified according to geographical position in Kerala; these are the northern style of the Malayalis, the southern style of the Tamils and the central style from inner Kerala. The northern style was practiced primarily by the Nairs, the martial caste of Kerala, and Ezhavas, as well as some Mappilas and Saint Thomas Christians. The southern style, called adi murai, was practiced largely by the Nadars and has features distinguishing it from its other reg ...more
The influence of Kalaripayattu is evident in the indigenous art forms of Kerala such as Kathakali, Kolkali, Teyyam, Poorakkali, Velakali etc. The basic movements in Kalaripayattu are similar to certain Karanas as described in Bharata's Natya Sastra. Patanjali's Yoga Abhyasa forms a part of Kalaripayattu training. Kalaripayattu is suitable for anyone who is aware of the benefits of a healthy body and healthy mind. It boosts the energy and zeal of sportsmen, performing artists etc. The aim of Kalaripayattu is to qualify one overall, ...more