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Kalarippayat: The Structure and Essence of an Indian Martial Art

Although most of India's martial arts have been lost, the southwestern state of Kerala maintains a rich martial tradition in the ancient art of Kalarippayat, a complete system that incorporates empty-handed fighting, weaponcraft and a sophisticated method of massage and healing. After 10 years of intensive study, D.H. Luijendijk is one of a handful of Westerners to reach the instructor level in this obscure art. In this book, he reve...