Studio Kalari is the first school in the Southern style of South Indian martial art kalarippayattu in Poland.

The Studio was started in May 2010 byJustyna Rodzińska-Nair and Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair

Within the framework of the Studio, we run

Apart from classes for an open group of participants, we also conduct workshops profiled for specific groups, such as theatre or dance companies.

We led workshops in Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, and Brazil, within framework of numerous cultural and educational events, as well as as independent projects.

Until July 2018 we acted under the auspices of the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, and currently we collaborate with the Society for Active Culture within its programme of cultural education and intercultural activities.



  In 2013 we built our own kalari – the building in which kalarippayattu is practised – in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 
It is located just next to Sankar’s parents’ house. 

It is called Alamkottu Kalari Sangham – a kalari of brave Hanuman (the Hindu monkey god).

Every winter we stay there 1-2 months and practise with our students. Some of them come from Wrocław where we run regular classes, while others come from all over the world: Italy, France, Spain, USA, Korea and other countries. Some students have never practised kalari before and training at our place is their first encounter with this art, while some come there regularly.

Have a look at our winter practice in February 2020 which was photographed by Sebastian Góra.

During the winter practice in 2020 reporters from the AsiaNet News channel visited our kalari and made a material about it: