K.F Thomas Gurukkal is the current Chief Master trainer and proprietor of Kadathanadan Kalari Sangam. He was trained by M.A Vijayan Gurukkal, the founder of the Sangam. He furthered his knowledge and skills with such respected masters as Sri V. Sreenivasan Gurukkal, V.P Rakhavan Gurukkal Vadakara, and Sajeevan Gurukkal. He also traveled all the way to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu to learn kalaripayattu from well known Master, Mani Gurukkal. Along with his kalaripayattu training, K.F.Thomas Gurukkal also began a study of the spiritual practices known as Kriya Yoga from his teacher, Soryanda Baba of the Himalayas. He continued this study for 5 years and continues this practice today. He is also very proficient in Karalipayattu marma massage therapy, gathering and preparing the medicinal ayurvedic herbs himself from which the oil for this treatment is made.