Worlds Deadliest Martial Arts
Indigenous to the southern Indian state of Kerala, Kalari Payat is commonly recognized as the oldest fighting system in existence and predecessor to some of the most popular martial arts in the world. Oral tradition claims that it was created by an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, who is also described as the Preserver of The Universe and who was said to have a universal form that was beyond the ordinary limits of human perception. Kalari Payat has many variations and sub types, each specializing in different facets of both armed and unarmed combat. One of the most notable is Marma Arti (hitting the vital spots), which, in the hands of a master, can instantly paralyze or kill with a single, well placed strike to any one of the 108 nerve points that are considered to be lethally vulnerable. And, as if they re so deadly that it makes them feel guilty, the masters of this powerful art also study the Siddha medical system, which stems from the same ancient teachings.