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 Post subject: Kalaripayat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2001 4:29 am 
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Susan Walker - Toronto Star, 06/09/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Martial arts meet dance in kalaripayat</B> <BR>Master P.A. Binoy brings workshop to town Sunday <P>Kalaripayat, an ancient art of war that took its present form in the southern Indian state of Kerala about a thousand years ago, encompasses a range of practices. Originally devised for combat and the treatment and prevention of injuries, kalaripayat is the mother of the Asian martial arts, and pays homage to the Hindu goddess Kali, the female aspect of Shiva.<P>Kalaripayat practices include healing and bone-setting, massage, worship, breath control and meditation — means by which the well-trained warrior would be strong in mind and body.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><BR>


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