Kalari ppayattu Martial Arts: Kalari ppayattu is considered one of the oldest martial arts in the world; also called the “mother of all martial arts.” The story goes that along with Buddhism, the Indian martial art traveled from India to rest of Asia. The form teaches us a way of life that is holistic and introspective; it encompasses physical training inspired by animal movements, yogic breathing technique and meditation, core strengthening, weapon work, physical therapy and bodywork. Kalari training is beneficial for people of all walks of life to develop strength, flexibility, confidence, focus, and a healthy mind/body. This class is suitable for all age groups.
Beginner's class introduces students to breathing techniques, stretches and preparation for acrobatic movement, initial leg exercises and animal postures. Training in Kalari ppayattu develops inner and outer core muscles, strength, flexibility and balance and is especially good for dancers, gymnasts and aerialists.
Guru Anil Natyaveda is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and martial artist trained in classical, contemporary and aerial dance forms from renowned teachers. He has studied the South Indian martial art Kalari ppayattu for more than 35 years and is one its leading exponents as an expert in both Northern and Southern styles. He has been touring as a professional dancer since 1991 and performed all over the world including at the Edinburgh Dance Festival, Germany International Summer Theatre Festival, Hong Kong Art Festival, and Khaguraho Festival in Dance. He choreographed for Indian films, including Santhosh Sivan’s film, Anandabadhram. In 2008 the Kerala State Guru Gopinath Trust, India, honored him with the Natyaratnam award and in 2012, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute award for his contribution to Indian arts. He has been teaching for 20 years in India, the U.S. and Canada.
December 24, 2017 at 11am - 1pm
Kalari ppayattu Martial Arts
1570 W 35th St
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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