Kalari challenges me physically in new, exciting ways, and I have never experienced something that so powerfully balances my energy levels, my mood, and my mental clarity. Pure physical strength of my deep core and hamstrings has shaved time off of my mountain biking climbs, increased my back country touring speed, and made new yoga poses possible for me. Nicole and Andy are masterful guides. For anyone looking for an edge to their physical routine, this is it! This specific set of movements are a quick and effective way to stimulate and balance the prana in the body. The routines are organized and performed into specific sequences that encompass the whole body in an optimal way.
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This is a prerequisite session for beginners in Kalaripayattu and usually stretches for three months. It introduces body conditioning exercises, stretching, basic hand and leg techniques, stances, and stepping.
Chuvadu is a position of the feet while Vadivu is a position of the posture of the body, keeping the chuvadu as its basis. Duration: Two months. It is a series of exercises, in 18 different lessons designed to achieve peak physical fitness and flexibility of the body. They include specific exercise for legs, hips, hands and the torso. In the second level, the training includes acrobatics, different types of flips and kicks.
Training in weapons begins at the intermediate level, when there is a better understanding of the mechanics of movement and improved coordination. This supplementary program enhances the understanding of the principles and concepts in martial arts and ultimately develops better execution in all movements.
Weapons are taught in form sequences to responsible individuals. Once the dagger fighting has been mastered, the trainee starts on the most glamorous of combats in kalaripayattu - fighting with the sword and shield. Finally Urumi six feet length flexible sword - is taught as the fitting finale to perfection in the art of Kalaripayattu. This is the most dangerous weapon in the Kalari system other than your own body. Kalari medication, with its own brand of potent oils, unguents and different types of bandages, is also popular among the general public.
The final training of a student includes in identifying the 64 Kula Marmas deadly spots in the human body. This programme is designed to meet the advanced interests of the student of Kalaripayattu studies.
The combinations of chuvadu and vadivu form the steps followed prior to an offensive or defensive maneuver. Chuvadu training stresses on various kinds of firm positioning of the feet. The ancient masters codified eight types of vadivus after watching the crouching attack positions of various animals.
They include acrobatics, different types of flips and kicks. It involves powerful blows and blocks with speed. This combat contains mainly offensive movements. This combat contains thrusts and blocks. It is a small handy double edged weapon. The knob is used to attack the vital spots of the nervous system. The most important and advanced fighting with the sword and the shield is called Puliyangam, the combat being likened to a battle between leopards.
Attack and defense are done by sword only. It is six feet in length, flexible, and can be worn around the waist. It stimulates the nerves and relaxes the muscles. For more details please email us at ranjanmullaratt yahoo. The training schedules are flexible to meet the busy city lifestyle.
Workshops Kalari Gurukulam conducts workshops from time to time and interested individuals can make use of these opportunities to learn the basics of Kalaripayattu Performance Performance events for Kalaripayattu are regularly held by the Kalari Gurukulam to build awareness amongst the general public as well as the aspiring youth, to encourage the young and inculcate Kalaripayattu into their lifestyle and thus gain the power of concentration and combat stress from the day-to-day activities in a healthy way.
Residential Program People interested in learning at Kalari Gurukulam for a prolonged time period can stay at the Gurukulam as resident students. For those interested in learning Kalaripayattu as a resident, residential facilities are available at the Gurukulam.
Details can be obtained by contacting the Gurukulam.. Summer Camps Every year Kalari Gurukulam conducts summer camps for kids between years of age. These summer camps range from two to three weeks during the summer holidays to encourage the budding enthusiasts to learn the ropes of Kalaripayattu as well as to explore the various aspects of the martial art form.
The intense training programme is designed to inculcate Sadhana Practice , Anubhava Experience , and Pradashan Performance in Kalaripayattu. Publications Kalari Gurukulam publishes books and recorded material for the interested Kalari enthusiasts.
It also encourages research in the area of Indian martial art forms. All rights protected.
Cultural Roots Kalari Training Kalari is a special kind of gymnasium, where the martial art Kalari Payattu is practiced. Kalari therefore makes the practitioner not just a warrior but a self-healer, who can also help others with his healing powers. Kalari training of course enables one to attain a sound mind and a sound body. At CVN Kalari Nadakkavu we offer various kinds of training to increase the stamina, strength and flexibility of your body depending on your physical nature. From CVN Kalari Nadakkavu you will be perfectly trained each and every aspect of this art form and for this we have several long term and short term courses to choose according to your requirement and convenience. The Kalari training is normally started at the age of seven, when the body is most supple, receptive and sufficiently strong, at the same time less vulnerable.
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