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|WHAT IS KALARIPAYATTU ?
'Kalari' means place of training and 'Payattu' means
training of Martial arts. As the training of Martial arts are done
from kalari, this is called 'kalaripayattu'
CONSTRUCTION OF KALARI (Place
of training): It is constructed by digging 3 feet below the ground
level, an area of length 42 feet (in the East-West direction) and
breadth of 21 feet. There are many sacred and important spots in the
kalari based on Vaasthu Shasthra. Out of which Poothara
and Gurustanam are most important.
ORIGIN OF KALARIPAYATTU :- Parashurama is believed to have brought to this world the art of Kalaripayattu from Paramashiva (the Eternal). Parasurama constructed many Kuzhikalaris in the state of Kerala in South India and taught martial arts to human beings.
WHO IS GURU (teacher):
WHO IS DISCIPLE:-
KALARIPAYATTU has different styles which is generally classified
into two. "Thekkan" and "Vadakken". Thekkan
kalaripayattu consists of self-defence art practiced by
Maharishi(saint) Agasthyamuni. Vadakken kalaripayattu is
BENEFITS OF THULUNADAN KALARIPAYATTU :- Physical & mental
development, physical flexibility, neural strength, art of self
defence, eye control, sharp reflexes, patience, regularisation of
difficulties due to arthritis, bronchitic diseases, discipline,
obedience, strengthen the protection from disease, skill to handle
weapons, destroy fear of weapon, etc.