24 April {Friday}

Laboratory Theatre Space, Rynek-Ratusz 27

Kalarippayattu (Southern style)

Training led by Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair of Studio Kalari

Contact and application: please send your completed application form to Justyna Rodzińska-Nair at by 12 April 2015. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Training is a one-day workshop.

In Polish and English

Admission free

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).