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Children practicing exercises in Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu is 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.

Training is best done in children since their bodies are suppler and adopt any kinds of physical postures.

The video shows an excerpt from a practice session of children.

These exercises, formulated by the ancient masters of Kalaripayattu, are for achieving maximum physical agility.

Physical training is known as Meypayattu (mey means body in local parlance and payattu, exercise).

Rigorous exercises are there for legs, hands and other physical parts.

The video is taken from CVN Kalari, Thiruvananthapuram.