Classes for beginners

We invite all interested in discovering kalarippayattu!

You can join our classes at any time, no matter of your physical condition and level. The formula of the trainings allows both advanced students and beginners practising together.

Who are the teachers?
Sankar Sivasankaran Nair 
Justyna Rodzińska-Nair 

Do I need to declare on which days I want to come?
No. You can come to any training.

When are the trainings and how much do they cost?
The first class is free of charge.
Please check the schedule and fee here.

Will I be able to follow a training if I’m not so fit?
It depends. For everyone fit means something else. If you are about to start your adventure with kalari, we will pay more attention to explain you basic rules and exercises. You will work in your own speed, on the level of your current possibilities. In the beginning, you will focus on improving your general condition and remembering basic steps and sequences. Gradually you will be able to perform more and more advanced elements of training. Kalari aims at process, and not quick results. 

Why beginners practise with the advanced students?

In India, there is just one type of classes and it is possible to join them at any moment. Beginners learn not only from the master but also from senior students – and not just by repeating exercises, but also observing how others practise. The point is not just the way one executes exercises or remembers movements and sequences but also quality of their energy and focus. 

Teaching in Poland, we tested different options – both common trainings for advanced and beginners, as well as occasional regular trainings only for beginners who – as we often heard – were a bit afraid to immediately join an advanced group. 

Based on this experience, we found that common trainings are more beneficial for both groups. Beginners appreciated the fact that they could see senior students practising and therefore learn and understand exercises and forms better, as well as feel part of this dynamic and supportive group of people connected with a common passion and values. On the other hand the advanced students can observe learning and teaching processes, reflect upon their own practice and help others.

So our students mostly practise together although of course sometimes we organise special classes for beginners.