The Ancient Martial Art of India

The Cab in Kerala team is here to share with you the rich and fascinating history of Kalari, the ancient martial art of India. Kalari is a traditional Indian martial art that has been practiced for over 3,000 years and It is one of the oldest martial arts in the world, predating even karate and kung fu. is still widely practiced today. In this article, we will delve into the origins of Kalari, its techniques, and its benefits. We aim to provide you with a comprehensive overview of Kalari, so you can understand why it is an essential part of India’s cultural heritage and why it is gaining popularity around the world.

Origins of Kalari

The history of Kalari dates back to prehistoric times in India. The warriors of ancient India used to train in Kalari to protect themselves from wild animals and to fight in battles. It is believed that Kalari originated in Kerala, a state located in the southern part of India. The word Kalari comes from the Malayalam language, which is the official language of Kerala. and means “training hall.

Kalari Techniques

Kalari is a unique martial art that uses a combination of hand-to-hand combat and weapons-based techniques. The techniques used in Kalari are designed to be practical in real-life situations, making it an effective form of self-defense. The martial art is divided into four main categories, namely, strikes, kicks, grappling, and weapons.

Strikes: The striking techniques used in Kalari involve hitting the opponent with various parts of the body, including the fists, elbows, knees, and feet. These techniques are designed to deliver maximum force to the opponent.

Kicks: Kicks are an essential part of Kalari and are used to create distance between the fighter and the opponent. Kalari kicks involve a combination of high and low kicks that are delivered with precision and speed.

Grappling: Grappling techniques in Kalari involve using joint locks, throws, and takedowns to immobilize the opponent. These techniques are designed to control the opponent without causing significant harm.

Weapons: Kalari also involves the use of weapons such as swords, sticks, and daggers. The techniques used in weapons-based Kalari are designed to be lethal and are used only in extreme situations.

Benefits of Kalari

Apart from being an effective form of self-defense, Kalari has numerous health benefits. Regular practice of Kalari can improve one’s physical and mental well-being. Here are some of the benefits of Kalari:

Physical Fitness: Kalari is an excellent way to improve one’s physical fitness. The techniques used in Kalari involve a lot of movement, which helps to build strength, agility, and endurance.

Flexibility: Kalari involves a lot of stretching exercises, which help to improve flexibility and range of motion.

Mental Health: Kalari is also an excellent way to improve one’s mental health. The practice of Kalari involves meditation and breathing exercises, which helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

Self-Confidence: Kalari helps to improve self-confidence by teaching individuals how to defend themselves in real-life situations.

In the following chapters, we will explore the various aspects of Kalari in more detail, from its philosophy and techniques to its role in modern society. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a newcomer to the world of combat training, this book will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating and ancient art of Kalari.

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Kerala Kathakali Centre Fort Cochin – [KB Jacob Road, Fort Nagar, Fort ] Kathakali Makeup: 5:00 pm-to- 6:00 pm. Dance: 6:00 pm-to- 7:00 pm. Ticket Charge: 500 Rs Kalarippayattu – 7:15 pm -to 8:00 pm – Ticket Charge: 400 Rs, South Indian Classical Dance: 8:00pm-to 9:00 pm (Only Saturdays) – Ticket Charge:500 Indian rupees. Indian Classical Music: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Ticket Charge:500 Indian rupees. Contact: +91 989-586-0646 – +91 989-553-4939

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Punarjani Traditional Village – Show time is 6 pm to 7 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm. Ticket Charge 200-/ RS 2nd Mile, Pallivasal, Chithirapuram, Munnar,

Thirumeny Cultural Centre Munnar – Show time is 6 pm to 7 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm. Ticket Charge 250-/ RS Temple Road, near Hotel EastEnd

Elephant camp, Kallari, and Kathakali center. Thekkady – Show time is 5 pm to 6 pm – 6 pm to 7 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm. Ticket Charge 200-/ RS

Kadathanadan Kalari And Navarasa Kathakali Centre  – Show time is 6 pm to 7 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm. Ticket Charge 200-/ RS


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