Kalari Kendram is dedicated to teaching Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial arts form from Kerala, southern India, which stands at the foundation of all martial arts traditions. To introduce this age-old legacy to a wider audience, Kalari Kendram with a Kalaripayattu temple was established in 2008 in the National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi with the aim to impart training while keeping the founding principles of this tradition at its core.
Recognised by the Indian Council for Culture Relations (ICCR), at Kalari Kendram we believe Kalaripayattu is not only about training the body but also the mind, it is not only a martial arts practice but also about inculcating a disciplined state of mind and, is therefore a way of life.
Apart from the traditional martial arts training of Kalaripayattu, Kalari Kendram also offers Kalaripayattu-based action choreography, customised classes for dancers, Yoga experts and athletes who want to explore the diverse dimensions of this martial arts form vis-à-vis their own practice.
Over these years Kalari Kendram has also made a distinct mark in the field of performing arts by applying the fluid movement based principles of Kalaripayattu. With several stage shows around the world, we have also successfully represented at the 2016 World Martial Arts Festival held in Purwakarta, Indonesia.