Questions tagged [kalaripayattu]

Kalaripayattu (pronunciation: [kɐɭɐripɐjɐtːɨ̆]) is an Indian martial art which originated in the state of Kerala.

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Is semen retention an important thing in martial arts?

I'm in my 29s now. In a few months, I am going to marry. I have recently joined a martial arts course (Kalari) in my village. Actually, I am a bit lazy to exercise and now I am in under the weight. ...
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How is it helpful during training, to hold ones breath after intense warm-up?

In Kalaripayattu, students begin their warm-up routine by running for some time. While they are still panting for breath, they are then asked to stand in line and hold their breath for 10 seconds. ...
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Does Kung-Fu come from Kalaripayattu?

I read some online texts that say Kung-Fu is originated from Kalaripayattu. Is there any truth to this claim? The Shaolin temple itself was founded by an Indian Dhyana master Buddhabhadra. On one ...
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What exactly is Kalaripayattu?

I have heard a lot about ancient Indian martial arts called Kalaripayattu. Does anyone have info on this? How does it compare to kung fu?