- (East Indian Martial Arts) Origins

Kalaripayattu (sometimes shortened as Kalari) is an Indian martial art and fighting system that originated in modern-day Kerala.

There is also mention a form of Kalaripayattu called Tulunadan Kalari in the Northern ballads of the Chekavar in the Malabar region.

Kalaripayattu is held in high regard due by martial artists due to it's long-standing history within Indian martial arts.

It is believed to be the oldest surviving martial art in India.

It also is considered to be among the oldest martial arts still in existence,

with its origin in the martial arts timeline dating back to at least the 3rd century BCE