A friendly space to share and experience Kalari in Munich
YOUR KALARI.DE MUNICH
Your Kalari.DE in Munich
Kalari termed as the 'Mother of all martial arts' is an ancient Indian practice system combining the 3 core human elements - body, mind, and spirit (Atma).
Developed in Southern India by ancient time yogis, it challenges the mind & body through intense exercises focusing on core strength and flexibility. Advanced practitioners explore defense techniques including weapon training and Ayurvedic healing.
Closely safeguarded within warrior-clan families for centuries, today Kalari is rising in global popularity thanks to open-minded practitioners (Gurus) in the past 100 years. If willing to explore beyond commonplace yoga sessions, and ready to dive deeper into core Indian ancient practices, YourKalari.de in Munich welcomes you!
We offer Kalari learning opportunities in Munich. Please regard our Kalari sessions as progressive learning, regardless of your proficiency in other martial arts. Sessions can be attended by anyone starting the age of 9 years.
Our Kalari learning sessions are scheduled during evenings near Donnersbergerbrücke S-Bahn station, Munich at the Munich MMA studio.
My name is Hari and I hail from Trivandrum, a southern town in India. Having first stepped into a dojo at the age of five, the learning process is still far from over for me. In the meantime, I had the opportunity to learn different styles of Asian martial arts including winning national-level competitions in some sports.
I had the opportunity to learn Kalari as a youngster directly from a widely known Gurukkal in Trivandrum, and this martial art has integrated into my very being. Today I endeavor to proudly share the tradition further with utmost humility and respect to all Gurus of the present and past.
We cater to the learner in you.
This means, regardless of how you see your physical form and conditioning: zero sports background to fitness enthusiasts - there is a place for you in our sessions.
Our environment is friendly and safe. And always open to feedback.
Your Kalari.De Munich gives you an introduction to Kalari
Kalaripayattu is known for its long-standing history within Indian martial arts. It is believed to be the oldest surviving martial art in India, with a history spanning over 3,000 years.
A few stretches for home with Your Kalari.De Munich.
This short and well-balanced sequence provides you with everything you need to get your daily dose of flexibility, mobility & relaxation. Feel free to implement this routine in your daily workout schedule to get the best results. Physically and mentally.
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Who can be a Kalari practitioner?
Essential qualities of a good learner are the right intention, an open mind, and perseverance. Anyone above the age of 9 years and with these mental qualities can be a good practitioner.
Do you offer online sessions?
Currently no. As Kalari is a deep art form that requires mental presence, virtual settings are insufficient.
I have some physical conditions that need special care. Can I practice Kalari?
It has to be considered on a case-by-case basis. Kalari is an intense practice that requires a certain level of physical stability and strength. When in doubt, always check with your physician. We do not take responsibility for any injuries or aches.
Do you operate only in Munich?
I offer my knowledge only as a hobby and with the sole purpose of sharing this wonderful art form of my motherland. This means that I do have limitations. Currently, sessions are offered only in Munich, Germany.
How soon can I be a master in Kalari? When will I start to handle weapons?
Traditionally, Kalari training starts with a stage called 'meypayattu' (Mey = physical body; Payattu = Exercise / Fight) that can prolong for a few years. Depending on the progress being achieved, one can enter the next stages of training - weapons and hand-fighting.
Is there a certification program for Kalaripayattu?
Kalari, like all other Asian martial arts, is a very ancient practice when certifications were not so popular. In those days, there was no necessity to 'grade' oneself against a milestone or peers. The practice was sacred and for the self. Between the Guru and the student, everything was clear. I trust in this 'realization-based understanding more than anything a paper-based certification / color-based belt can offer. I fully trust in my Gurus and hope the same for anyone wanting to share the knowledge through me.
Is Kalari related to Yoga?
To answer, one must focus on what is popular today as Yoga. The most direct comparison is made between Kalari and Yoga-asanas (body postures). Here, Kalari can be regarded as an extension or 'purposeful' fine-tuning. You will notice how advanced postures in Yoga-asana are common to Kalari. The mental and spiritual learnings are also integrated as core values in both practices. Therefore, they are the same, yet not. Separated yet inseparable.