13 April {Sunday}

Na Grobli Studio (Studio Space), 30/32 Na Grobli Street

Kalarippayattu (Southern style)

Training led by Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair

Contact and application

Please send your completed application form to Izabela Młynarz at by 7 April 2014. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Training will be conducted in Polish and English

Fee for one session: 5 EUR

Kalaripayattu (Southern style)

Kalarippayattu is a martial art from Kerala, South India. Its origins can be traced to at least the 12th century. Rich in ritual, kalarippayattu includes the study of movement sequences, incapacitating locks, close combat techniques and handling wooden and metal weapons (sticks, knives, swords and spears) as well as strengthening, stretching and breathing exercises. The three styles of kalarippayattu, commonly distinguished as Northern, Southern and central differ in movement sequences and weapon combat techniques.

Sankar Lal Sivasankarain Nair

is a kalarippayattu teacher and certified ayurvedic massage therapist born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Sankar started studying the Southern style of kalarippayattu in 1990. His masters have included Tirupuram C. Madhavan (Anjaneya Kalari Sangham), Jayachandran Nair (Kerala School of Martial Arts), Thankappan Assan and Ajith Kumar (Maruthi Marma Chikilsa Kalari Sangham and Ayurveda) and Raja Gopalan Assan (present master).