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This will happen only in good master. The legend tells that when Budha saint Bodhidharma carried Budhism to the worlds outside, took with him the scientifically arranged steps of kalarippayattu, that can be found in the base of all martial arts: from karate and kungfu, so shaolin wushu or heet kune do, to the old tai chi chuan. Therefore kalarippayattu is known as “The Mother Of All Martial Arts”.


The First Indian to reach Japan is Bodhidharman. Japan's ancient capital is Nara, where situated the largest Buddhist statue. The inauguration of this statue is done by Bodhidharman, the Buddhist priest. Bodhidharman is also known as 28th disciple of Buddhist saint and priest of Mahayan Budda saint. He went from Kerala to China on 6th Century. We have knowledge of Bodhi Dharman written records from Ton guang dens.

Yinking Ging and Kazooya Ging are the devotional scripts illustrating Kalarippayattu and Yoga. These are scripts of BUDHA. He was born and brought up in India. His father was a Brahmin king ruler SIYACHI in South India. Bodhidarman was the third child of the king.

Now historians says that SIYACHI was the VANCHINAD one of the center of BUDHA Monastery that situated in Kerala and also the word SIYACHI is the Chinese pronunciation of THIRUVANCHIKULAM. 

The disciple BODIDHARMAN have a great knowledge of marital arts, Veda, yoga and philosophy. He teach Kalarippayattu for disciples who lived in the SHAOLIN TEMPLE. He illustrated the conversation of BUDHA, so the people called him as DAMO in China and in Japan they called him with respect as DHARMASAN. At the time of Bodhidharman, Kerala was ruled as one, till the tenth century, When the VANCHI CITY was well known about BUDHA monastery.

Agasthyakoodam is a well-known peak situated in Kerala. It stands in the SAHYAHILLS.According to the beliefs of BUDHA it was the residing palace of MAHAYANA BUDHA. The Agastyakoodam is known in several names as POTHIKA, POTHALA and POTHIYANMALA, according to the devotional and old scripts. The hill is well known for the Ayurvedic medicines. In olden times, pilgrims came from TIBET and other countries. For memories of the Agasthyakoodam the TIBET made a memorial in their country.
In olden times, pilgrims came from TIBET and other countries. For memories of the Agasthyakoodam the TIBET made a memorial in their country. The university of BUDHA MONASTRY and SREEMOOLSTHANAM where once situated in Kerala.

In olden times, pilgrims came from TIBET and other countries. For memories of the Agasthyakoodam the TIBET made a memorial in their country. The university of BUDHA MONASTRY and SREEMOOLSTHANAM where once situated in Kerala. In Kerala University's manuscript library are kept the ancient script 'ARYMANJUSREE' and BUDHA SASTRAM KILLIPATTU which is kept in the Sanskrit university of THRIPPONITHURA.



The mother of all martial arts...

Kalarippayattu is the most ancient martial art of India. It appeared more than four thousand years ago in the state of Kerala, related to the sacred writng Dhanurveda. It is Dravidic Art that belong to the Dravidians, the native population of south india. In ancient times it was used by the Raja (Kings) in combats and wars, but also its movement system can be found in the origin of all artistic disciplines of this zone, like kathakali or Bharatanatyam.

The technique that kalarippayattu (Kalari is the fighting arena and payattu is the way of fighting) has developed is the result of the harshness of the specific geographical features of kerala, endowed by many rivers, forests, hills and lakes. It consists in different types and complex patterns of steps ideated to plush up all the capacities of the human body for fighting, paying specialattention in the sudden movement of legs and arms,  and in the power of hands and eyes. It includes unarmed combat with two and three people, as well as the use of hand held  weapons, such as knife, short stick, long stick, sword and shield, belt sword and fire.

Before staring and finishing of any combat, you must do the Kalari Vand\anam (The kalari is facing to east, because when the time of sun rising the rays will come inside of the kalari, kalari vandanam is started from east and end at west) the kalri vandanam is a form of salute to the earth, sun, sky, guru and lord ganesha  and siva.
They are  30 chuvadu movement like animals, squirrel jump (4 cordinal direction) frog jump, duck walk, crocodile, movement of the snake, and monkey. (movement of the Baly route in Ramayana) and variety of animals. Movement called Anga  Chuvadu is known as sheenadi, shilath. These are a succession of steps surroundingthe four cardinal directions, and are used to give to the practice strength, stretching, balance precision, suppleness and mental alertness. But this ancient martial art is not just a fighting art, but also a healing art and a spring of knowledge. During the centuries kalarippayattu has developed the marma, the secret science based on the principles of Ayurveda to heal wounds and to stimulate the pranavayu, the vital energy of the body and its 108 and 64 vital points.

Master of kalarippayattu, is tell their thoughts to their students mind to mind. So, a deep relationship between master and his students is also exist.


These are the very ancient BUDHAS devotional scripts the copies that made in the language of China and also the Chinese kept it as a history record of their country. In it, they also have kept the life history of BODHIDARMAN. The disciples who lived on the Shavolion Temple have become lazy through their daily routine. So BODHIDARMAN taught them Kalarippayattu.

BODHIDARMAN used to reveal thoughts to his students from mind to mind. Through this method there is a deep relationship formed between the master and his student, and it helps to understand what the master exactly mean about his student. BODHIDARMAN taught the 18 steps of KALARIPPAYATTU to his students. From this, we can understand Kalarippayattu is the mother of all martial arts.

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