Kalaripayattu

Heart in Kalari, even at 93 for this Kerala gentleman

His ancestors were commanders of Vettathu Raja’s army. Now, Unni Gurukkal heads Vallabhatta Kalari, reports Vishnuprasad K P

published on : 5th December 2021

'The lone warrior': A Guinness World Record holder's love for Kalaripayattu

A "Kalari Gurukkal" since the age of 18, Harikrishnan G has mentored over 1,600 students from all ages and tribes -- from seven-year-old Achu to Vijayaraghavan Nair, a sexagenarian...

published on : 10th October 2021

The Kalari kid: This 10-year-old Kerala boy is ruling the internet with his kicks and spins!

Meet 10-year-old Neelakandan Nair, who is now the internet’s favourite for his swift Kalarippayattu moves

published on : 2nd October 2021

Kerala lockdown a punch below the belt for martial art teachers

When things were getting better, the second wave arrived, pinning down the martial art masters. Can self defence be taught online - there was only one way to find out...

published on : 13th August 2021

With hijab around her head, this Kerala Muslim girl has conquered Kalaripayattu

When Arifa Kodiyil, a Muslim woman started learning Kalaripayattu at the age of five, it raised many eyebrows. Now, the five-time-national champion is an example to strong women who fight their ground

published on : 29th May 2021