Ashta Vadivukal

Vadivu | Athma Kalari

One of the most intriguing and captivating aspects of Kalaripayattu is the concept of “Vadivukal,” which refers to the animal forms or postures that are an integral part of this martial art. These animal forms not only add a unique…

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Kalari Vandanam

Kalari Vandanam | Athma Kalari

Kalari Vandanam: The Sacred Salutation of Kerala’s Martial Tradition In the heart of Kerala’s lush landscapes, the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu thrives. While the combat techniques and postures are often highlighted, there’s a lesser-known yet integral aspect called “Kalari…

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The Kuzhi Kalari

Kalari Warm Up | Athma Kalari

Discover the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu and its unique training ground, the Kuzhi Kalari. This traditional pit, deeply rooted in Kerala’s cultural heritage, is more than just a physical space—it is a symbol of discipline, knowledge and the rich…

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The Stages of Kalaripayattu

Kalari Teacher Training Courses | Athma Kalari

Kalaripayattu, the ancient Indian martial art, is a rich tapestry of tradition, discipline and mastery. Practiced for centuries, it offers a holistic journey of self-discovery, physical conditioning and self-defense. Kalaripayattu is divided into distinct stages, each designed to build upon…

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