Kalarippayat - the Indian Martial Art from Kerala, India
Self-defense for children and adults
Kalarippayat, the martial art for boys and girls, as well as adults, male and female
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Children-Training Basel: Saturday 9:00 a.m. Lyonstrasse 14A 4053 Basel (Dreispitz) more info
Children-Training Basel: Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Lyonstrasse 14A 4053 Basel (Dreispitz) more info
Adult-Training in Basel: Saturday 10:30 a.m. Lyonstrasse 14A 4053 Basel (Dreispitz) more info
All Ages in Basel: Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Güterstrasse 145 4053 Basel (Gundeli) more info
All ages in Zürich Oerlikon: Monday 18:30, 8050 Oerlikon Binzmühlestrasse 210 more info
Kalarippayat or Kalari is considered to be one of the oldest fighting system in existence. Scholars
often refer to Kalaripayattu as the "mother of all martial arts". It developed
at the junction of the indigeneous Dravidian culture of Southern India and the
Vedic culture that migrated from the north.
However, kalari ist more than just a martial art. Kalari training influences and develops the whole personality of the student: it builds up physical strength, flexibility, endurance, patience, inner calm mindfulness. Students learn to control anger and aggression, because body, mind and breath are balanced by the training. The ultimate goal of the practise ist that the body becomes all eyes.Fighting technique is very diverse in kalari: Quick movements, simultaneous attackand defense techniques, aswell as the coordinated use of hands and legs: blows, blocks, pushes, kicks, jumps.
Because of its unique concept, kalari ist a good choice für males and females, adults and kids.
Weapon training in Kalarippayat
longstick short stick dagger longstick
Training in small groups
"Every body has its own beauty!" (E.P. Vasudeva Gurukal)