Kalaripayattu is a martial art which originated as a style in Kerala.
The martial art of Kalaripayattu had its origins in 1362 BC. Each warrior in the Sangam era received regular military training.
It is considered to be one of the oldest fighting systems in existence.
It is now practiced in Kerala, in contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu.
It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and the Tulunadu region of Karnataka.