Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Martial Arts


Martial Arts

Kalaripayattu is the traditional martial art form of Kerala. But there are many art forms resembling martial arts. Art forms with aggressive movements, display of weaponry skills, ritual offering to war Gods, and art forms focusing on physical fitness can come under this category. There are certain art forms which contain movements similar to martial arts. Kambadi Kali, Velakali, Poorakkali, Duffmuttu, Sanghakkali, Padayani, Margam Kali etc. come under this category.


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