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V.K.MADHAVAPANICKER FOUNDER V.K.M.KALARI

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K G PADMANABAN GURUKKAL

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In 1982,on the humble request of his devout disciple,Mr.K.G Padmanabhan Gurukkal,the present chief of 'V K M Kalari Sangam' he opened a kalari at Ponnani.In the 1970's he opened a kalari at Gopichetti Palayam in Tamilnadu,soon the glory of this art form spread across the country and many new centres were opened in various places in Tamilnadu.The greate MAHACHARYA'S contribution to the artform is enough to immortalize his name.On the 8 th of August 1992,the legendary teacher left this world,leaving behind hundreds of pupils,who he thought and believed,could further the mission he stood and strove for.


V K M Kalari Sangam,Now at the pinnacle of glory,was founded by late.Mr.MADHAVAPANICKER,a matchless teacher of Kerala's traditional martial art form Kalari Payattu.A greate researcher and innovator,he travelled widely and amassed deep knowledge about the various martial forms of the land.The uniqueness of this selfness teacher lies in his capacity to blend the innovative with the traditional

The goals of Karate training include self-defense, physical fitness, confidence, competition, and fun. Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of modern Karate, said "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.