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"Kalaripayattu _ The Martial Art of Kerala" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Kerala Off The Beaten Path Tip by ushar

State of Kerala Off The Beaten Path: 69 reviews and 108 photos

by ushar

The martial arts of Kerala - Kalaripayattu - consists of a series of intricate movements that train the body and mind. The discipline is continually practised andcomplemented by the Kerala's famous ayurvedic and nature cure techniques.These are believed to have travelled to eastern China, where they inspired the evolution of other martial art forms. 'Verumkai' is the final and most difficult of lessons taught in the kalari. The others are Maithozhil - combat through kicks, Kolathiri - combat using sticks and Angathiri - the use of metal weapons.

The are still more ...Oppana, Pulikali (kaduvakali) , Theyyam , Padayani , Panchavadyam the list is never ending.......

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  • Written Aug 22, 2005
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