Information for beginners

If you are interested in kalari but you don’t know how to start, we answer some frequently ask questions:

Do you have classes for beginners?

Yes, classes for beginners take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm–7:20pm. You can also come on Saturdays at 10am–11:30am for a class for beginners and advanced students. Formula of the training allows common practice for persons with different skills. You can come to any class in the schedule. 

Who are the teachers?

Classes are led by Sankar Sivasankaran Nair and/or Justyna Rodzińska-Nair

How much are the trainings?

The first class is free of charge. Afterwards you can pay per class or get a pass for a specific number of trainings, or an open pass. Passes are valid one calendar month.
Please check the current schedule and fee here.

Do I need to declare on which days I want to come?

No. You can come to any training.

Will I be able to follow a training if I’m not so fit?

If you are about to start your adventure with kalari, we will pay more attention to explain you basic steps and exercises. You will work at 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 advanced elements of training.

Kalari aims at process, and not quick results. If you practise regularly, already after several classes you will notice some progress and also you will feel positive changes 🙂 

How does a typical training look like?

Every training starts with a symbolic salutation. 

It is followed by various conditioning and stretching exercises such as kicks, twists, turns, jumps, leaps, push-ups, sit-downs, arches, bends. Some of them are quite popular but most of them are typical for kalarippayattu. Exercises can be performed in various versions, depending on one’s skills and level of advancement.

They prepare participants for the next part of training which is sequences of movements done in certain directions. Sequences develop coordination, concentration, precision and speed, and prepare for the next part of training.

It is reserved for the most advanced students and it is empty hand combat, as well as combat with use of weapons (wooden sticks, knives and swords).

The last part of training is spinning bamboo sticks. Trainings finish with the salutation  done also at the beginning. 

You can also have check some exercises and animal postures on our blog.

If you still have questions or doubts, contact us or just come to a class for beginners