A traditional temple in Delhi for training in Indian Martial art Kalaripayattu and kalari Ayurvedic Marma Massage & treatment

KALARI KENDRAM DELHI

Who are we?

Kalari Kendram is dedicated to teaching Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial arts form from Kerala, southern India, which stands at the foundation of all martial arts traditions. To introduce this age-old legacy to a wider audience, Kalari Kendram with a Kalaripayattu temple was established in 2008 in the National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi with the aim to impart training while keeping the founding principles of this tradition at its core. Recognized by the Indian Council for Culture Relations (ICCR), at Kalari Kendram we believe Kalaripayattu is not only about training the body but also the mind, it is not only a martial arts practice but also about inculcating a disciplined state of mind and, is, therefore, a way of life.

What do we offer?

KALARIPAYATTU TRAINING

Stages of Kalaripayattu

Meithari :

Popularly known as Meippayattu, Meithari is the first stage of the practice of Kalaripayattu. It sets the foundation for the entire training, and exercises here include postures, jumps and leaps, circular sequences, kicks, leg swings, and various other movement forms.

Kolthari :

The second phase of training is Kolthari, which means training with wooden weapons. Wooden weapons are introduced only after successful completion of body preparation training during the first stage. The word kolthari means to practice with kol or stick.

Angathari:

Angathari is the third stage in Kalaripayattu training and is given to students who have demonstrated control and mastery over mind and body with Meithari and Kolthari. Angathari is the use of sharp and lethal metal weapons such as the spear, bow, dagger as well as the mace.

Verumkai:

Verumkai is the last stage of Kalaripayattu training. Here, the student is required to fight armed, unarmed or multiple opponents without using weapons. In this stage, bare hand techniques such as grips, kicks, strikes, blocks, attacks, throws, etc. are all taught as part of the course.

KALARI MASSAGE AND AYURVEDA

Kai-Uzhichil or Kalari Marma Massage is a therapeutic system that aims to treat and prevent injuries and pain-related conditions by stimulating blood circulation and thereby, rejuvenating the nervous and muscular system of the body. The techniques under Kalari Marma Massage were mainly developed for preparing the body for Kalaripayattu training but nowadays are also being used in rehabilitation of injuries and to enhance the wellbeing of an average person.

Ayurveda – Ayur (life) veda (knowledge) is a vast and diversified body of knowledge that includes a set of practices – use of herbal powders and pastes, special diet and kalari massage – to ensure harmony within the body.

KALARIPAYATTU MASSAGE :

WITHIN KALARIPAYATTU IS A BRANCH OF KNOWLEDGE DERIVED FROM THE AYURVEDA THAT CONSISTS OF TECHNIQUES TO HARMONISE THE HUMAN BODY.

KALARI FOOT MASSAGE :

CHAVUTTI THIRUMAL OR KALARI FOOT MASSAGE IS DEVELOPED BY PRACTITIONERS OF KALARIPAYATTU AND IS APPROXIMATELY TWO THOUSAND YEARS OLD.

KALARIPAYTTU TREATMENTS :

WITHIN KALARIPAYATTU IS A BRANCH OF KNOWLEDGE DERIVED FROM THE AYURVEDA THAT CONSISTS OF TECHNIQUES TO HARMONISE THE HUMAN BODY.

KALARIPAYATTU STAGE SHOW

Kalaripayattu is a traditional Indian martial arts form that combines elements of fight and weaponry. The use of natural, flowing body movements along with specific stances, kicks and sequences is used to combat opponents. Our team, which consists of dedicated artists, offers “Martial art show” Kalaripayattu-based performances that combine elements of bare hand combat and weaponry for entertainment purpose, which makes for scintillating viewing.

Kalaripayattu Choreography

Under the expert guidance of Gurukkal Shinto Mathew, Kalari Kendram offers authentic Kalaripayattu choreography training and consultation for television and cinema. With over fifteen years of expertise, Gurukkal Shinto Mathew comes with deep understanding and knowledge of Kalaripayattu in particular as well as combat sciences in general. Being a dedicated practitioner himself, his expertise lies in using accurate principles of Kalaripayattu to design and construct fight sequences. Because films and television today have a much wider.

Our Timings and Fee

Short Term Kalaripayattu Training Courses

We understand that some students cannot be in Delhi for regular classes, for this Kalari Kendram also offers short term training courses in Kalaripayattu. The plans mentioned below have been designed on the basis queries we receive, however we are also open to creating customised curriculum. Outstation and international students with prior physical training should feel free to contact us for case-specific requirements if you need something over and above our current offerings.