Introduction Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art origin from southern part of India, Kerala around 300BC. It is believed that kalaripayattu is one of the oldest martial arts in existence and Mother of all martial arts. Bhodhidharma a Buddhist monk from southern India took this martial art to China and Japan. This subsequently took root in China as kun fu and Japan as karate. Training Kalaripayatu has four phases of training.