Discovering the mother of all martial arts in God’s own country | Seema Vijayi | USA

Atlanta’s Seema Vijayi, on a recent trip to India traced her immediate roots to the ancient art form and decided to be part of an effort to popularize the art form. Dr. C.P Satheesh, Seema Vijayi’s cousin, a professor with a PhD in American sports fiction, with keen interest in Kalari, launched an Indian martial arts study, research and performance group with special emphasis on Kalarippayatt, named Kadathanad Kalari Vidya Peetamat Vadakara, in Kozhikkode District in Kerala. For this, he received a major research grant from the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi.

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