- 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.
The main objective of W.K.F. is not only to make Kalaripayattu in to self-defense martial arts discipline, but also to make it counted in major International Games in the Universe.
The world Kalaripayattu Federation was recognize as six event with 3 age category (Sub-Junior, Junior & Senior) in the International level Kalaripayattu sports championship/games event viz. Verumkai (Empty Hand Fight) each weight category, Sword & Shield Fight (Team Performance Event), Stick Fight (Team Performance Event) & Sword Techniques (Individual Performance Event).