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Kalarippayattu - The Complete Guide To Kerala's Ancient Martial Art by Chirakkal T. Sreedharan Nair >> Book review

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Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Martial Arts, Kalarippayattu
Publisher Westland Books
The Book Kalarippayattu is amongst the most ancient martial arts in the world. It is believed to be the mother of most martial art systems that exist globally, especially the ones in Asia. The book is a detailed guide-book on Kalarippayattu.

The book starts with an introduction of Kalaripayyattu, before moving into an overview of the styles, commands and practice of the art. The next section covers the body exercises to help reach the level of physical fitness required.

After this we get straight into the martial arts training, with chapters on:

Kolethaarippayattu: Exercises with wooden weaponsKettukaarippayattu: Exercises with the long staffMuchaan Payattu: Exercises with the short staffOtta Payattu: Exercises with the Otta batonAngathaari: Exercises with sharp weaponsValppayattu: Exercises with the sword and the shieldMara Pitichu Kuntha Payattu: Exercises with sword-shield and spearVerumkai: Technique…