Kalaripayattu(pronunciation: [kɐɭɐripɐjɐtːɨ̆]; Malayalam:
കളരിപ്പയറ്റ് ; Tamil:
களரிப்பயிற்று ; Kannada:
is an Indian martial art. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it is now practiced in Kerala, in contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu and among the Malayali community of
Malaysia. It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and the Tulunadu region of Karnataka.
Kalaripayattu includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods.