Join Free! | Login    
USA Independence Day
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  D.L. Carroll, iScott Boyd, iIolanthe Woulff, iR. Glenn Brown, iSubbarao Mukkavilli, iKalikiano Kalei, iStanley Ely, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

David P Mohd

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 34 Titles
· 196 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

David P Mohd, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

by David P Mohd   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Klarippayattu is a martial art.

MEYTHARI (mei-tha-ri)is the first stage in which a student learns the first body exercise sequence, including a vast array of poses, steps, jumps, kicks and leg exercises performed in increasingly complex combinations back and forth across the Kalari Floor. Meythari is basically very importent and  helps to have full health and congruous articulation.KOLTHARI is the next step of training which includes paired fights with long staff, short sticks and Otta. Otta is a curved wood stick wich is most importent in Kolthari and used for short distance fighting and for cautiousness of the eyes , the speed of the hands and strength of the steps.'ANKATHARI', dagger, spear, 'sword and shield' and Urumi are used. Urumi is a five feet long flexible sword sharpened on both sides and coiled at the waist which is used for mass combat. The sword and shield being the paramount weopens is the most attractive feature of the 'Ankathari'.'VERUMKAI' (verum-kai).It means use only bare hands against armed attacks. Mastery of the above three stages enables a student to use his empty hands. 'Verumkai' is most advanced part of the total Kalarippayattu training, which eventually culminates when the student learns MARMAS (location of the body's vital spots).It is incredible that a person who knows Marmas is able to make a person still by using his forefinger.



   The Kerala originated martial arts Kalarippayattu has a rich and a wonderful history. It is the oldwst form of all martial arts. It had gone through many reforms, new styles and versions. Now as a scintific self defence method klarippayattu is popular since 12th century AD. It is also a cultural perfomance of power and practice.

    In Malabar, northernpart of Kerala, several gurukkals (masters) had given so many contributions to popularize this art and modern Kalarippayattu as one mode of cultural praxis through which bodies, knowledhe, powers, and agency have been and are repositioned through practice.

'Kalari' means place, open space, threshing floor, battlefield where martialexercises are taught. 'Pyattu' means, to exercise in arms. The guidence of a gurukkal is a must for training this art in a spiritual atmosphere. The religious rituals and practice of exercises make kalari safe from inadvertent injury, help develop a devotional attitude and contribute to a student's interior transformation.

Normally Kalarippayattu can be started at the age of seven, when the body is not stiff, less chance to damage. But it can be practised at any age under the supervision of a well experienced Gurukkal.

The system of practice in Kalari is mainly devided into four catagories.



In the third category

The fourth and final stage of the martial exercise is


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Action/Thriller Articles
  1. Why Jimmy Fallon Lost Nicole Kidman
  2. Good Mourning, Knees
  3. Narcissists, Social Media, and Porn
  4. An Open Letter to Warren Buffett
  5. A choice of Fear or a choice of Courage
  6. A Crow With Super Smarts
  7. I like gadgets and progress, but ...
  8. John Carradine and Me
  9. SEO-Super Charge Your WEB Site
  10. Jewish Exponent Interview

No One Left to Clap by Alan Greenhalgh

The story is unique because it presents the scenario of Australia’s first political assassination, nuclear war, terrorist attacks on Australian soil and treachery involving leading..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Destination: Berlin by S Cardin

In this high-intensity military thriller, a female US Army Corporal evades Stasi assassins with the help of a Russian Junior Sergeant after their duty derails in Germany in 1988...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.