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About This page is dedicated to ancient Martial Art and Healing Art Kalarippayat, also known as Kalarippayattu or simply Kalari.
Description This is a group for friends, lovers and Abhyasis of the art of Kalarippayat, also known as Kalarippayattu or simply Kalari.

KALARIPPAYAT:
Kalari builds its principles upon 96 tattvas that constitute our universe and the eternal dialogue of Shiva and Shakti. Kalarippayat has been practiced in southern India since times immemorial.

WHEN THE BODY BECOMES ALL EYES:
Kalari stresses the tantric concept of living in this world, strongly stressing the expansion and development of the senses, as opposed to the classical yogic practice of turning the senses inwards (Pratyahara).

THE MOTHER OF MARTIAL ARTS:
According to legend, a young prince from Kerala named Boddhidharma was a skilled Kalari warrior. He converted to Buddhism and later traveled north where he became the tutor of the Shaolin monks.

KALARI CHIKITSA:
Kalari is a unique healing system. In order to heal something, one first has to know how to destroy it. This concept is often described by the paradigm "to heal and to harm". The Kalari Masters with their deep knowledge of the human body and its vital spots (marma) are often considered the neurologists and orthopaedists of ayurveda.

KALARI IN PRACTICE:
Depending on the style practiced, Kalari can sometimes immediately be identified as a Martial Art, whereas some styles are sometimes reminiscent of other practices such as Yoga or classical Indian Dance. The most important key principles in every class are grounding, aligment, focus, flow and the expansion of sensory awareness.

Kai Hitzer is a Senior Student of C.M. Sherif Gurukkal of the Kerala Kalarippayat Academy (KKA). KKA have been the Indian representatives at the World Martial Arts Conference since 2002 and are one of the few schools which teach comprehensively all three styles of Kalarippayat (Vadakkan Sampradayam, Madhya Sampradayam, Thekkan Sampradayam), as well as Kalari–Chikitsa.
Web site www.kaihitzer.com
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