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Kalaripayattu Martial Art

Kalaripayattu is India’s very own martial art…

Kalaripayattu is India’s unique contribution to the world of martial arts. Centuries back it evolved in Kerala and today it’s fame has spread throughout the world.  Kalripayattu combines grace and style of an artist with the speed and action of a warrior. It involves a series of measured steps, postures, high leaps and moves which make the body fit for combat, both unarmed and armed.

Kalari is the arena where Kalaripayattu is practiced. Traditionally this is a rectangular area of 21 ft width and 42 ft length.  Kalaripayattu training can start at age seven, but one can decide to learn this martial art at any later age.

The full training imparted by gurukuls can take as long as seven years to master but it is also possible to learn basics in a shorter time. Training involves three stages. In the first stage, beginners learn balancing and flexibility. In the second stage, aggression and defense are practiced by using sticks and other wooden weapons. In the third stage, training is with metal weapons like dagger, sword, spear etc..

Kalaripayttu benefits mind and body alike…

Advantages of practicing Kalaripayattu are many like improving concentration, developing patience and overcoming stress. At the physical level the obvious benefits are enhancing stamina, improving flexibility and boosting immunity. In simple terms, Kalaripayattu inculcates a greater zest for life!

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CSK Kalari

Yuva Vikas, Tunk Bund Road, Dharmaram College P.O., Bangalore 560093

081051 56156


Kalari Academy of Performing Arts.

25, V N Plaza, Bazaar Street, Brigade Cross Road, Bangalore 560025.

Ranjan Mullaratt

099451 55995, 080-4198 4798


Kalari Gurukulam.

#102, Maple Meadows, Chikkagubbi, Bangalore 562149.

099451 55995


Parashurama Vallabhatta Kalari Academy

#28/a, Udaya Nagar, Chikkalasandra Village, Subramanyapura Road, Bangalore 560061,


094484 82643, 077604 47772


CVN Kalari

P.O.Edakkad, Calicut 673005

0495-239 1808, 270 1249, 301 5444, 098950 91808


Hindustan Kalari Sangam

Netaji Road, Puthiyara, Calicut 673004

0495-274 3659, 094464 75297


Shaji Kalari (Trained by Shri E P Vasudevan Gurukkal)

Shaji K John

098400 31043


Kalaripayattu Mumbai

Andheri (W): Yoga 101, Aaram Nagar 2, Versova
Bandra (W): Social Welfare Hall, Inside Railway Colony, Carter Road
Dadar (W): Ravindra Natya Mandir, P L Deshpande Hall

098332 26809



Vallabhatta Kalari

Chavakkad Post, Thrissur 680506

Guru C S Menon (Unnigurukkal)

0487-250 9327, 250 9140


Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram

Parusuvaikal, P.O Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram 695508

0471-223 2686, 094471 25140

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