Kaikuthi Payattu or Meypayattu with Hands
Meypayattu or Meythozhil is said to be the backbone of Kalaripayattu. It forms the first step of training. Here it is Kaikuthi Payattu, which is done using hands only. It is a set of physical practices that imparts strength to the body and the mind, and makes the student sure-footed.