Poomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAM
Poomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAMPoomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAM
Poomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAMPoomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAM
Courses

For becoming an ‘Abhyasi’(master) of Kalarippayattu one must undergo various stages of practice. As per the ancient system of Kalarippayattu one have to practice ‘eighteen adavus’(18 series of practices). It will take at least Six years of regular training under a master, for completing these eighteen series of practices.

In Poomully Aramthampuran’s Kalarisangham the regular courses are designed in such a way that, anyone who is ready to take efforts and willing to sacrifice for this martial art can reach its highs by completing the prescribed stages of practices.

Stages under the Six years regular training program


Year Stage Method of Practice Term Aim Number of ‘Adavus’ involved.
1st Year ‘Mey Swadheenam’ Basic flexibility exercises 6 months to bring flexibility & physical control Nil
2nd Year ‘Mey Payattu’ Series of body exercises 6 months to enhance bodily movements and postures 4 Adavus
3rd Year ‘Mey Payattu’ Series of body exercises 6 months to enhance strength and stamina 4 Adavus
4th Year ‘Kol Payattu’ Practice using 2 types of wooden sticks 6 months to bring coordination 4 Adavus
5th Year ‘Ottakkol payattu’ Practice using specially designed wooden weapon 6 months application of weapons to vital points 3 Adavus
6th Year ‘Anga payattu’ Practice using Metal weapons 6 months for increasing mental strength and confidence 3 Adavus

Poomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAM

  • Our Kalari is affiliated to Kerala Kalarippayattu Association(Govt. of Kerala). Certificates will be issued to the students upon the completion each stage.
  • Only after completing each stage one will be admitted to the subsequent stage.
  • The Regular training program will start from June and July 2010.
  • Admission for Regular training program except 1st year program will be open to Male students only.
  • 2 hours practical training classes starting from 6.am to 8.am will be held on each day, except on Sundays.
  • Theory classes upon Kalarippayattu and related sciences will be held on all Mondays and Wednesdays by the experts of each field, for a period of one hour. Notes will be provided for each class.

Short term Kalarippayattu training Programs

Kalari practice stimulates all internal organs and improves the circulatory and respiratory functions. Digestive system will be made strong and has got psycho-physiological effect.

The postures in Kalari are called Vadivu, and they are developed from the postures of animals, birds, and other living beings- like Aswa Vadivu (horse), Gaja Vadivu (elephant), Simha Vadivu (lion), Sarpa Vadivu (snake), Varaha Vadivu (boar), Kukkuta Vadivu (cock), Marjara Vadivu (cat) etc. Each posture has got the power of that particular being in its application. The strongest one is the Aswa Vadivu - the horse. Yoga has the similar kind of postures called Asana.

If your time & purpose of visit is limited to the extent that; you want to maintain body fitness, get a general awareness about Kalarippayattu training, postures, techniques of practice using wooden weapons and Kalari treatments; you can opt a short term course best suitable for you.


Name of Course Method of Practice Term Aim Batches Starting from
‘Mey Vazhakkam’ Basic flexibility exercises Upto 60 days To maintain body fitness flexibility & resistance power. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu training June to December 2010
‘Kol Swadheenam’ Basic bodily exercises & general application of wooden weapons Upto 60 days To maintain body fitness & flexibility. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu and practice using wooden weapons June to December 2010
‘Vadivu Swadheenam’ Basic bodily exercises & practice of postures in Kalarippayattu Upto 60 days To maintain body fitness & flexibility. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu and  postures June to December 2010
‘Chikitsa vidhi’ Basic bodily exercises & Kalari treatments Upto 60 days To maintain body fitness & flexibility. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu and method of treatments June to December 2010

Poomully Aramthamburam's KALARI SANGAM

  • Short term Kalarippayattu training program will be open to both male and female students.
  • Our Kalari is affiliated to Kerala Kalarippayattu Association(Govt. of Kerala).Certificates will be issued to the students upon the completion each course.
  • 2 hours practical training starting from 6.am to 8.am will be held on each day, except on Sundays.
  • Theory classes upon Kalarippayattu and related sciences will be held on all Mondays and Wednesdays by the experts of each field, for a period of one hour. Notes will be provided for each class.

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