Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu - The Orient's treasure trove, a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts. Legend traces the 3000-year-old art form to Sage Parasurama- the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea.

Kalaripayattu originated in ancient South India. Kung- fu, popularized by the monks of the Shoaling Temple traces its ancestry to Bodhi Dharma - an Indian Buddhist monk and Kalaripayattu master.

Crafted in ancient South India drawing inspiration from the raw power and sinuous strength of the majestic animal forms - Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, Snake, and Crocodile ........ Kalaripayattu laid down the combat code of the Cholas, the Cheras and the Pandyas. Shrouded in deep mystery and mists of secrecy Kalaripayattu was taught by the masters in total isolation, away from prying eyes. Following the collapse of the princely states and the advent of free India - Kalaripayattu has lost its significance as a mortal combat code. In a Phoenix-like resurrection, Kalaripayattu is today emerging in a new avatar - an ancient art form - a source of inspiration for self-expression in dance forms - both traditional and contemporary, in theatre, in fitness and in movies too.

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Kalaripayattu Regular Classes

Kalari Gurukulam offers regular courses for students between 7 to 60 years of age. The courses are at beginners’, advanced, and expert levels. The training schedules are flexible to meet the busy city lifestyle. Click here for more details....

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Workshops

Kalari Gurukulam conducts workshops from time to time and interested individuals can make use of these opportunities to learn the basics of Kalaripayattu

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Performance

Performance events for Kalaripayattu are regularly held by the Kalari Gurukulam to build awareness amongst the general public as well as the aspiring youth, to encourage the young and inculcate Kalaripayattu into their lifestyle and thus gain the power of concentration and combat stress from the day-to-day activities in a healthy way.

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Residential Program

People interested in learning at Kalari Gurukulam for a prolonged time period can stay at the Gurukulam as resident students. For those interested in learning Kalaripayattu as a resident, residential facilities are available at the Gurukulam. Details can be obtained by contacting the Gurukulam.Click here for more details....

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Summer Camps

Every year Kalari Gurukulam conducts summer camps for kids between 7-14 years of age. These summer camps range from two to three weeks during the summer holidays to encourage the budding enthusiasts to learn the ropes of Kalaripayattu as well as to explore the various aspects of the martial art form. The intense training programme is designed to inculcate Sadhana (Practice), Anubhava (Experience), and Pradashan (Performance) in Kalaripayattu.

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Publications

Kalari Gurukulam publishes books and recorded material for the interested Kalari enthusiasts. It also encourages research in the area of Indian martial art forms.