The Silambam, Kuthuvarisai & Kalari traditionally serves the functions of both a training centre and a temple
Thamizhar kalai is a special kind of gymnasium, where the martial arts Silambam and Kalari Payattu is practiced. Silambam & Kalari is the special training in ‘Marma’, the art of knowing and activating all the 108 energy points in the human body. These vital points (called Varmam/Marmas) are used for correcting the body’s energy flows and replenishing its resources. Silambam/Kalari therefore makes the practitioner not just a warrior but a self-healer, who can also help others with his healing powers.
ZATTKKM we offer various kinds of training to increase the stamina, strength and flexibility of your body depending on your physical nature. From ZATTKKM you will be perfectly trained each and every aspect of this art form and for this we have several long term and short term courses to choose according to your requirement and convenience.
The Thamzhar kalia training is normally started at the age of seven, when the body is most supple, receptive and sufficiently strong, at the same time less vulnerable. However this art can be learned at any age under the guidance of a Guru..
A student begins his ZATTKKM training with Meikattu
Meikattu– Meikattu or body excercise is the first stage in the learning of Kalari Payattu. Meythari consists graded series of physical exercises, which helps to attain agile and supple body, stamina strength and quick relexes of limbs, balance stability of foot works etc. In this student learns various types of leg stretching excercises, and some stances,etc and also leaps, Jumps, Twists and some body movements unknown to other martial Arts, Forward and side way movements employed in defending and attackes. In this stage the student also learns the various techniques which can be used in bare hand tight.
Kampu– Kampu or Stick enables a student to learn to use the various types of wooden weapons ranges from 1.5 feet to 6 feet in length, namely Nedukampu, Podi kuchi/Sedi kuchi, kurunthadi, Muchaan, Cheruvadi otta Kuththu kattai etc. In this Otta is a unique curved wooden weapon only sees in Kalari use to attack on the vital spots of the human body. In a human body 108 Marmas (Vital spots) if any one injured that may lead to instand death also. In this stage the student also learns the various techniques which can be used in bare hand tight.
Ayuthangal– The third stage of Training teaches a student to use the metalic weapon like Dagger, Sword, Spear, Flexible Sword (Surul), Pichu vaa, Shield etc and a combination of attacks and defends also. Flexible sword is also unique weapon used in Martial arts to defend massive attacks.
Kuthu Varisai/Verum Kai Por (Bare Hand Fight) – By getting efficient training in Silambam and Kalaripayattu a man will be able to withstand any type of attack with or without weapons and without weapons techniques is known as verum kai Murai . It includes various types of punches strikes and locks leaps, Salutation etc and also uses some of the vital spot(Varmam/Marmas) to freeze the opponent.
Marma Treatment : In a martial art one may get injury at any time so our masters formed a traditional treatment system apart of Ayurveda/Sidha to treat dislocation of joints, broken bones etc; and the treatment is based on the marma points (Vital spots).
Kshetriya Pranayama/ Meditation/Yoga: : In a our martial art including kshetriya Pranayama.