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Kalaripayattu

  • 28 Dec 2019
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  • Kalaripayattu is a martial art based on the ancient knowledge of the human body.
  • It originated in Kerala during 3nd century BC to the 2nd century AD. It is now practised in Kerala and in some parts of Tamil Nadu.
  • The place where this martial art is practised is called a 'Kalari'. It is a Malayalam word that signifies a kind of gymnasium. Kalari literally means 'threshing floor' or 'battlefield'. The word Kalari first appears in the Tamil Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield and combat arena.
  • It is considered to be one of the oldest fighting systems in existence.
  • It is also considered as the father of modern Kung - Fu.

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