Central Kalaripayattu

The central style of kalaripayat is practiced mainly in Trissur, Malappuram, Palghat and certain parts of Ernakulam districts.[1] It is a composite of the northern and southern forms which includes northern meippayattu preliminary exercises, southern emphasis on empty-hands, and its own distinctive techniques, which are performed within floor drawings known as kalam.[1] Most of central kalaripayat masters are mappila Muslims who follow Sufism.[2]
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