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Every Tuesday - Friday 645 AM - 745 AM
Tue - Fri
What: Early morning Kalaripayattu classes with Raam Kumar
When: Tue – Fri | 3rd July – end September
Time: 6:45 – 7:45am
Open to people at different levels of their training in Kalari
Fee: Rs 300 per class | Rs 4000 for 16 classes (paid at once)
Fee is payable at the door
|| About the classes
Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art form from the northern part of ancient Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. The art form works on the idea of channeling the force given by the opponent back to his/her body.
Kalarippayatt, works on the principle of a spiritual balance of the mind and body and aims at finding a sense of flow and softness with one’s movement, constantly maintaining a relaxed spine and a strong base.
The class will include the movement vocabulary and basics of Kalarippayyattu 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.
Kalaripayattu is considered the most comprehensive of all the martial art forms because:
> Kalari is an excellent system of spiritual and physical training
> Efficient self-self-defense techniques, both armed and unarmed
> Vital pressure points based system of fighting and healing
> A comprehensive guide to attaining flexibility and desired physical and mental strength
> Improves blood circulation and muscle functions
> Strengthen neuro-muscular system and promotes flexibility
> Improves self confidence and mental agility
> Helps to augment body balance and physical fitness
> Improves the sportiveness
> Helps to achieve self reliance
KALARIPPAYATTU, as a martial art form that originated in the North of Kerala, a south Indian state, is considered to be one of the oldest martial forms for combat in the world.
|| About the teacher
Raam Kumar is a Kalarippayat artist and contemporary dancer from Kerala. He follows the lineage of his great grandfather, Veera Sree C.V. Narayanan Nair and his grandfather, Sri C.V. Govindan Kutty Nair. He studied Kalarippayat for over 22 years under the CVN Kalari tradition and worked as faculty at CVN Kalari and has also taught at the Diploma program at Attakkalari for 3 years. He worked with Attakkalari in their main company as a contemporary dancer and has been a part of many of their productions in the past years. He has helped choreograph the stunt sequences for several Malayalam films and has trained actors in their physicality for films. He has also worked on Jackie Chan’s movie “The Myth”. He has worked with Asia Cultural Council, NY to create awareness of the arts and has performed in Myanmar, Netherlands and Barcelona in past years. Raam is an extraordinary mover with expertise in teaching and working in the Contemporary arts field.