Kalari Payattu – Ancient Martial Arts of Kerala
September 12th, 13th & 14th, 2019
Kalaripayattu – The Orient’s treasure trove, a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts. Legend traces the 3000-year-old art form to Sage Parasurama- the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea.
Kalaripayattu originated in ancient South India. Kung- fu, popularized by the monks of the Shoaling Temple traces its ancestry to Bodhi Dharma – an Indian Buddhist monk and Kalaripayattu master.
Crafted in ancient South India drawing inspiration from the raw power and sinuous strength of the majestic animal forms – Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, Snake, and Crocodile …….. Kalaripayattu laid down the combat code of the Cholas, the Cheras and the Pandyas. Shrouded in deep mystery and mists of secrecy Kalaripayattu was taught by the masters in total isolation, away from prying eyes. Following the collapse of the princely states and the advent of free India – Kalaripayattu has lost its significance as a mortal combat code. In a Phoenix-like resurrection, Kalaripayattu is today emerging in a new avatar – an ancient art form – a source of inspiration for self-expression in dance forms – both traditional and contemporary, in theatre, in fitness and in movies too.
Meet the Artist Teacher
The Orient’s treasure trove, a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts- Kalaripayattu will see Mumbai-based Vipin Lagarto Kazhipurath, a professionally trained martial artist with core expertise being over #Kalaripayattu, Judo and Capoeira, take over the festival with this #fitness artform. With over 22 years of experience, Vipin is one of the most sought after #Kalari instructors with a student base across all walks of life namely- actors, dancers, performers, doctors, professionals and so on and multiple accolades under his belt both nationally and internationally. His vision is to establish the art form as a lifestyle to help more people obtain physical and mental well-being.
- Pre stretching exercises with technique and alignment,
- Pre warm-up exercises focusing on Strength movements technique and balance
- Back Bend alignment techniques and variations in stretching and exercises,
- Hip opening stretching and mobility exercises,
- Body posture correction movements,
- Basic Handstand body balance alignment techniques and methods to achieve a straight line,
- Introductory basic body movements and postures of Kalaripayattu, which will focus on to improve muscular and cardiovascular abilities, strength, flexibility, endurance, core.
THREE DAYS WORKSHOP – 12th – 13th & 14th September
Timings: 9 to 11 am
Fees: Full 3-Days Workshop AED800
2-Days Workshop AED600
1-Day Workshop AED 350
Call Or WhatsApp: 0566241002