First stage is physical training or skill training, in that maturing the body fit to face any hazzards or use any weapons the main exersices is Kaluyarthippayattu, Meyppayattu, Kaikuthippayattu, Pakarchakkal, Chummattadi and Nalam chumadu, etc....
The holistic approach is aimed at the ultimate co-ordination and control over and body. The weapons become an extension of the body, controlled by the mind to achieve high degreeof perfection in both offensive and difensive combats. The inherent beauty of this art form lies in the harmonious synergy of art, science and medicine.
Kalarippayattu is practiced inside the Kalari under the guidence and supervision of a Gurukkal or Master. Kalari means the Practicing area and Payattu means fight or the Art of Compat. Kalarippayattu Means the compat art of Hardcore training. its note through four Stages of training
ie; Meythari, Kolthari, Ankathari and Verumkai.