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History
Kalaripayattu(pronunciation: [kɐɭɐripɐjɐtːɨ̆]; Malayalam: കളരിപ്പയറ്റ് ; Tamil: களரிப்பயிற்று ; Kannada: ಕಲರಿಪ್ಪಯತ್ತು ) 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.

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Style
Northern kalaripayattu (vadakkan kalari) is practised mainly in North Malabar. It places more emphasis on weapons than on empty hands. Parashurama, sixth avatar of Vishnu, is believed to be the style's founder according to both oral and written tradition. Masters in this system are usually known as gurukkal or occasionally as asan, and were often given honorific titles, especially Panikkar. The northern Brahmin immigrants contributed their skills through the "Salai"s which were educational institutions imparting various branches of knowledge including military arts.
The northern style is distinguished by its meippayattu - physical training and use of full-body oil massage.

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Videography

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'Kalaripayattu' - Fighting With Dangerous URUMI Sword

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Kalaripayattu Kerala Martial Artform

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