Kalaripayattu, the traditional and exclusive martial art form of Kerala, is widely acclaimed as a synthesis of body control, treatment, and armed and unarmed combat. This immaculate martial art form can be witnessed in its fullest, bearing all traditional and orthodox techniques and systems of treatment, at the C.V.N. Kalari at Edakkad in Kozhikode. The Kalari (arena) itself is set amidst serene surroundings with an ambience that is most suited for the practice of Kalaripayattu.
The C.V.N. Kalari at Edakkad is run by Mr. Sudhakaran Gurukal (master), who is a respected teacher and also an accomplished Marma physician. At the early age of seven itself, boys and girls can start training. The classes conducted here are for Kalaripayattu, Massage and Marma treatment, and a dedicated student can master all these in a span of one to one-and-a-half years' time. The centre also conducts demonstrations and workshops on Kalaripayattu at venues selected by interested parties and also for Television programmes, Movies, Dancers, Theatre artists, Athletes etc.
The month of August and the season of prosperity Onam is a perfect occasion for those who want to know a thing or two about Kalari and for health-conscious individuals to try the traditional systems of health care and still for martial arts enthusiasts to go for their initiation so as to learn and practice this highly scientific martial art form to lead a life that is blessed with a healthy mind, a body free of ailments.
So, grab the opportunity of a lifetime to become part of a rich and glorious martial art tradition of Kerala.
C.V.N. Kalari, Kunduparamba Road,
Edakkad P.O., Kozhikode - 673 005.
Phone: +91 495 2391808 / 2701249 / 2390628
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 9 km
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 32 km | Kannur International Airport, about 90 km
Latitude: 11.303331, Longitude: 75.770102