KALARIPAYATT, a martial art form that originated in North of Kerala, a south Indian state, is considered to be one of the oldest martial forms for combat in the world.The workshop will include the movement vocabulary and basics of Kalarippayat which includes the leg exercises, animal postures and body sequences which eventually will help in increasing one’s Body facility, Articulation of Spine, Body Reactions, Balance, Agility, Breathe Control, Released movement flow and Neuromuscular Reflexes.
For beginners: We will be working mainly on flexibility, strength, balance and agility using the Ashta vadivukal (8 animal postures) , chuvadukal (feet placement) and kaalukal (leg swings). And if time permits we will introduce the students to first Meippayat ( codified body sequence) and Poothara thozhal (salutation).
For intermediate: We will concentrate more on Meippayats ( codified body sequence ). Kalarippayat has a set of 13 different body sequences which works with different principles and also mainly for increasing agility and articulation of spine. We will also work with certain elements of self defence which comes under the traditional structure of Kalarippayat.
Dates: April 2019.
Tuesdays & Thursdays (6:30am to 7:45am) AND Saturdays & Sundays (10am-11:15am)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:30am to 7:45am