The Keralite Martial Art Kalaripayattu & How it Influenced the Foundation of Chinese Kung Fu

On the 27th Episode of The Indic Explorer Show, I spoke to Ram Sundar on ‘Kalaripayatu’ – The Ancient Keralite martial art tradition, its principles and the combat training methods.

We also covered the fascinating and less known story of a South Indian prince Bodidharma, going to China and teaching the shaolin monks this martial art. This leads us to the origin story of modern day Kung Fu which sprouted from Kalari.

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