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Learning his first Kalari steps

Kalaripayattu, the traditional martial art form of Kerala is believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world. A system of scientifically arranged and well graded series of exercises for achieving maximum physical agility has been formulated by the ancient masters of Kalaripayattu.

The series of these physical trainings is known as Meypayattu (mey means body and payattu, exercise). Body parts like legs and hands are given rigorous exercises. Training is best done in children since their supple bodies would quickly adopt any kind of physical postures.

Another uniqueness of Kalaripayattu is that it has developed a herbal medicinal system called Kalarichikilsa which is highly effective in curing bruises and injuries.The video captures a scene from CVN Kalari, Thiruvananthapuram.