Kalaripayattu: The Mother of all martial arts.
Kalarippayattu one of the martial arts, consist of four major parts of training. Kolthari, Meithari, Angathari, Verumkai (Free Hand) are the main four sessions.
In this session of Kalarippayattu, trainees use their hands and legs instead of weapons. In Meithari, trainee practise with the legs in deferent style are Valmpiri and Edampiri. Also they Practise jumping styles like Malarnnuchattam, Chavittipongal and Thirinjuchattam. Students can obtain maximum physical fitness and flexibility by doing Nilavittumarichilukal and some other steps (Chuvadukal). It includes 12 different types of physical exercise.
In Kolthari session trainee was the sticks with different length size. Students using 9 chaan length size stick in “Kettukari” and 3 foot length size “Cheruvadi” (wooden stick) respectively for attacking and defending in Kolthari Fighting. “Otta” is elephant ivory shaped stick it’s also included in kolthari using like Kettukari and Cheruvadi.
In this session, trainee uses Sharp metal weapons like Kuntham (lance), Urumi, Sword, and different type of daggers respectively for attacking and defending in Angathari session.
After Angathari (Weapon Session) well trained disciple can use this technique to overcome an opponent without weapon. Verumkai (Free Hand) includes Adi, Thadavu, Ozhivu, Pidutham, Poottu, Earu, Eduthadi and Marmma techniques.
We arranged above described four Kalarippayattu training sessions for easily learning in short time in our different courses.Two hours practising in all morning and evening along with regular trainees. While practising in the Kalari yard trainees can wear suitable sports dress. At the time of practise, the trainees have to apply Kalari medicinal oil all over the body as the Kalari training custom.