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Uzhichil or Body massage in Kalaripayattu

This video presents Uzhichil in Kalaripayattu , the martial art form of Kerala  regarded as the most ancient martial art form in the world.

Kalaripayattu training focuses on the co-ordination of mind and body. A system of scientifically arranged and well graded series of exercises is there in this martial art.    These exercises, formulated by the ancient masters of Kalaripayattu, are for achieving maximum physical agility.   The efficiency of a fighter is largely determined by the flexibility of his body and due importance is given in making the body supple.

Special massages called uzhichil using medicated oils are employed to achieve this besides Kalari training..   There is also a scientific medicine system called Kalarichikilsa associated with this martial art. Kalarichikilsa, the herbal medicine system is highly effective for bruises and sprains. Uzhichil is also an integral part of Kalari chikitsa.

The video uzhichil  is taken from CVN Kalari, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India.