Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art from Kerala, India. The movements and exercises are based on the science of Yoga and the medical treatment is based on the science of Ayurveda. Kalaripayattu includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods.

What will you learn

Like any martial arts it takes months to get Kalari’s rhythm going within you. Focus will be to teach you some of the the basic steps that will also facilitate your body and mind to observe and intake the maximum from the retreat. Emphasis will be on special self-defense techniques such as blocks, joint locks, and fighting strategy (tricks). Sticks, otta, shield, sword and dagger will be introduced.

Daily 2 hours kalaripayattu training in the evening.

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The Guru



K.F THOMAS, a well-known master of the art and through his school Kadathanadan Kalari Sangam (set this as link), Wayand Kerala. Thomas and his experienced team are training people for over two decades now. Over 200 locals attend his school every week, and there is a continuous flow of international audience that head to Wayanad to learn kalari from Thomas, rejuvenate through message therapy and through the simple living of idyllic Wayanad.