FIRST INDIAN IN THE WORLD TO ACQUIRE EXPERTISE IN 8 FORMS OF MARTIAL ARTS
Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of Kung Fu, particularly Fujian White Crane.
Kalaripayattu also known simply as Kalari, is an Indian martial art and fighting style that originated in modern-day Kerala. Kalaripayattu is held in high regard by martial artists due to its long-standing history within Indian martial arts.
Muay Thai or ‘Thai boxing’, is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking . This also is known as “art of eight limbs” due to use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.
Silambam is a weapon-based Indian martial art originating in modern-day Tamil Nadu in the Indian subcontinent and is estimated to have originated in approximately 1000 BCE and is mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature 400 BCE.
Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. It is practiced for self-defence & general fitness.
Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks & fast kicking techniques with kicks and striking being above waist height only.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.
Mixed martial arts sometimes referred to as cage fighting, is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, made up from various combat sports and martial arts from around the world.