India’s traditional martial arts and cultural practices are still remaining in different parts of the world. The ayodhana kala, Kalaripayattu, is more prevalent among these traditional martial arts and cultural practices. The people who aspire to the martial art, kalaripayattu, are trying their level best to keep the abundant resources as well as practices within themselves and try to inculcate the same with others who are interested in promoting this ancient martial art practice and honor the culture. Even after trying their level best to promote this culture it is noticed that the practitioners fail to bring in enough funds for the same and this lack has affected the Kalari in a tremendous manner that has led to neglect of the art. This situation is despairing and unfortunate when looked into ancient history. It is to be noted that Kalari training is a service done in Pro Bono by Gurukkals and his students. Dhakshina ( fees or honorarium given to a cause) is the only monetary transaction done between a student and Gurukkal in respect to the arts. The Dakshina is considered as an offering done with immense honor and respect. The gurukkals never failed to impart their knowledge to students; however, it is upsetting that they did not get the opportunity to pass on the same efficiently due to lack of resources.
It takes years to learn kalari is a false belief that was passed on due to which many left learning kalari in their mid way which led to losing many efficient students and teachers to this area which has many benefits to both mind and body. Due to difficult times and less opportunity in this field many opt for other traditional practices to do better in life and this also has been a major reason for the downfall of Kalari. For the betterment of both Kalari as well as development of students to be able to defend themselves, it is high time that this thought and perspective is to be changed.
Ayurveda kalari marma treatment
Ayurveda kalari marma treatment is a well known unique traditional method prevalent in Kerala which is used mostly along with kalaripayattu, a traditional martial art form throughout India. K.P Chandran Gurukkal Smaraka Kalari sangham led by Sri. K.V Muhammed Gurukkal, is famous for Kalaripayattu and Kalari marma treatment in the northern malabar region of Kerala, i.e., Kadathanad. Sri. K.V Muhammed Gurukkal is a retired Police officer from Special branch unit of Kerala Police, a member and master of world martial arts masters association (WMMA) and a proficient Kalaripayattu and Kalari marma treatment practitioner. We strive to represent Ayurveda kalari marma treatment and its various aspects along with its role in Indian history through our institution “Gurukkals Kalari Marma Chikitsalayam” amongst Indian Tourism under kerala Government.
K.P Chandran Gurukkal Smaraka Kalari sangham, Gurukkals Kalari Marma Chikitsalayam is running for past 28 years, participating more than hundred pavilions all over the state, conducting several medical camps and kalari activities in different part of India.