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Kalarippayattu is an ancient martial art from Kerala. There is no other martial art practice in the country to compete with its training system and application techniques. These have been compiled over many decades by the great Gurus or Masters of the land. It has a continuity that spreads over centuries and is based on the ideal of a sound mind in a sound body. Kalarippayattu is a rare combination of martial training, physical culture, self-defense practice and physio-therapeutic treatment. It has a high reputation as an art with highly developed body language and expression.

Health Benefits and Training Method

Kalaripayattu increases the strength and energy in one’s body. It also enhances flexibility and levels of endurance, and the body and mind start to become more balanced. It brings down stress and develops within your body and mind the power of relaxation. It boosts stamina and the functioning of the immune system. It bestows greater power of concentration, self-control and enhances posture and muscle tone. Cardiovascular improvements and improved blood circulation are long term benefits. There is no strict diet to be followed while learning this art.

Training in defense and attack techniques with traditional weapons used in Kalaripayattu, cultivates abilities like absolute physical control, unbelievable speed in physical movements, leaps and jumps and also helps the student achieve perfect neuro-muscular co-ordination. The philosophy of this intense martial art stretches the limits of the human body to a degree where non-ballistic weapons from wooden staff to spear, sword and shield become extensions of the body thus making the entire body a weapon.

The criterion to train in this art form is simple – the student should be above 7 years of age. But more importantly, the student should have great respect and interest towards the art with the foremost ability to believe in himself.

Faculty: Vipin

Vipin Kazhipurath is trained in various forms of martial arts, key being Kalaripayattu, Judo & Capoeira. With over 20 years experience, 12yrs of learning & 8yrs of  teaching, Kalaripayattu is his core expertise and has trained  students from various walks of life – actors, movie stars, dancers, performers, doctors, students, professionals and so on.

Vipin has conducted multiple workshops in Paris over the last few years and have seen great overwhelming response and  interest for Kalaripayattu internationally.

> 9years of teaching experience in Kalaripayattu, across 3 centres in Mumbai- India – Dadar, Bandra &  Versova

> 3 years of Kalaripayattu improvisational body language training sessions for instructors at EMDC,  Expression Modern Dance Academy, at Dadar – Matunga west. Mumbai

> Kalaripayattu body movement training for diploma holders at Sumit Nagdev Dance Academy

> Introduced Illuminati Dance group to Kalaripayattu for body posture, movement and poise

> Workshop for BFY Sports & fitness – Premier Health, Fitness, Training and Education Organization

> Conducted Kalaripayattu workshop as part of cultural activity at St.Xaviers college in Aug 2013

> Overseas Workshops in PARIS with 200+ attendees 2014

>Conducted 15days of Kalaripayattu Movement Workshop in PARIS at Centre de danse du Marais Dance studio ,Aug 2016.

> Intensive Kalaripayattu Workshop for SHIAMAK DAVAR Dance Institute Students Program Joy Graduation 2017

> Trained and Choreographed Kalaripayattu Movements for an Promotional Ad For the Book ‘SITA’ Warrior Of Mithila ,Author Amish 2017.

>Conducted MeiMovement Kalaripayattu Workshop at 5 different FITNESS&YOGA Studios in DUBAI October 2017

Choregraphed and Performed Sword Fighting with Former Student Bollywood Actress Fatima Sana Sheikh for an Vivel Glycerin Ad

> Conducted 3 DAYS Introductory Workshop at Jamboree Creek Resort in Goa 2018

> Conducted Kalaripayattu Workshop for 10days in Mumbai 2008, 2009 & 2010&2014,15.


Additional information


1 month, 1 session, 3 months, 6 months


Tuesdays 7:30 to 9 pm & Fridays 7 to 9 pm