In Tamil and Malayalam, the word “Kalari” means “battlefield”. On the other hand, the Tamil term Payattu means “to practise” or “to become trained”. This combination of martial arts and yoga is distinct from any other training you might ever receive because you are “trained for the battlefield” when these phrases are used together. It is a useful style of combat.
In Kerala, there is a long tradition of programmes combining yoga and ayurveda. It began as a distinctive martial art form in Kerala, in southern India. Kalaripayattu became one of the earliest combat systems utilised to survive on the battlefield since every warrior in the Sangam era was required to undertake regular military training. It has gained a lot of popularity recently, especially among people who think that building internal strength comes before building physical power.