Kalaripayattu Stages

The Kalaripayattu | What is Kalaripayattu | Martial Art of Kerala | Origins of Kalaripayattu | Styles of Kalaripayattu | Kalaripayattu Stages | Kalari Treatment | Silambam Weapon | Thekan Weapons | Vadakkan Weapons | The Oldest Martial Arts Kalaripayattu has strongly influenced the evolution of several of Kerala’s theatre and dance forms, most prominently Kathakali and...

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Styles of Kalaripayattu

The Kalaripayattu | What is Kalaripayattu | Martial Art of Kerala | Origins of Kalaripayattu | Styles of Kalaripayattu | Kalaripayattu Stages | Kalari Treatment | Silambam Weapon | Thekan Weapons | Vadakkan Weapons | The Oldest Martial Arts There are many different styles of Kalarippayattu. If one looks at the way attacks and defences are performed, one can distinguish three...

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Kalaripayattu The Martial Art of Kerala

The Kalaripayattu | What is Kalaripayattu | Martial Art of Kerala | Origins of Kalaripayattu | Styles of Kalaripayattu | Kalaripayattu Stages | Kalari Treatment | Silambam Weapon | Thekan Weapons | Vadakkan Weapons | The Oldest Martial Arts This is an earnest attempt to introduce the age-old martial institution of Kerala to an outside audience, who takes interest in the study...

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Origins of Kalaripayattu

The Kalaripayattu | What is Kalaripayattu | Martial Art of Kerala | Origins of Kalaripayattu | Styles of Kalaripayattu | Kalaripayattu Stages | Kalari Treatment | Silambam Weapon | Thekan Weapons | Vadakkan Weapons | The Oldest Martial Arts Kalarippayattu is a Indian martial art practised in Kerala and contiguous parts of neighboring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It incorporates...

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What is Kalaripayattu

The Kalaripayattu | What is Kalaripayattu | Martial Art of Kerala | Origins of Kalaripayattu | Styles of Kalaripayattu | Kalaripayattu Stages | Kalari Treatment | Silambam Weapon | Thekan Weapons | Vadakkan Weapons | The Oldest Martial Arts Kalaripayattu is perhaps the most ancient martial art in the world. Religions have incorporated Kalaripayattu into their realm. The origin...

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The Kalaripayattu

The Kalaripayattu | What is Kalaripayattu | Martial Art of Kerala | Origins of Kalaripayattu | Styles of Kalaripayattu | Kalaripayattu Stages | Kalari Treatment | Silambam Weapon | Thekan Weapons | Vadakkan Weapons | The Oldest Martial Arts Kalarippayattu is a Dravidian martial art practiced in Kerala and contiguous parts of neighboring Tamil Nadu of Southern India. It...

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Gatka Requirements

The Gatka | Introduction to Gatka | History of Gatka | Origins of Gatka | Gatka Techniques | Gatka Early Development | Meaning of Gatka | Gatka Requirements | Gatka Shastar Weapons | Weapons in Gatka | Gatka Vidyaa There are four major interlinking areas that require development for any Gatka practitioner: Physical; Technical; Mental; Spiritual. Physical: Gatka is not overly...

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Meaning of Gatka

The Gatka | Introduction to Gatka | History of Gatka | Origins of Gatka | Gatka Techniques | Gatka Early Development | Meaning of Gatka | Gatka Requirements | Gatka Shastar Weapons | Weapons in Gatka | Gatka Vidyaa According to ‘Mahan Kosh’ edited by Kahan Singh Nabha, ‘Gatka – a three-hand span stick, used to teach the first part of club fighting. It has a...

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Gatka Techniques

The Gatka | Introduction to Gatka | History of Gatka | Origins of Gatka | Gatka Techniques | Gatka Early Development | Meaning of Gatka | Gatka Requirements | Gatka Shastar Weapons | Weapons in Gatka | Gatka Vidyaa The word Gatka actually refers to the wooden stick used in training called soti, which is equipped with a basket hilt. The entire martial art is based on the correct use...

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Weapons in Gatka

The Gatka | Introduction to Gatka | History of Gatka | Origins of Gatka | Gatka Techniques | Gatka Early Development | Meaning of Gatka | Gatka Requirements | Gatka Shastar Weapons | Weapons in Gatka | Gatka Vidyaa There are many different weapons that a Gatka student can use. The primary weapon is the long sword, which is approximately 3 feet in length, sharp on the outer-curved...

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