Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art originating from Kerala, South India and it is possibly one of the oldest fighting systems in existence. The basic form includes strikes, kicks and grappling while the advanced form has weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and healing techniques. Some of the choreographed sparring of kalari payat can be applied to dance in particular Kathakali and some traditional Indian dance schools incorporate it into their training systems.

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