Located on Thekkady Road, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre Kumily, is well acknowledged for Kalaripayattu martial arts. Basically originated in south India, the ancient martial art- Kalaripayattu, is souvenir to the present sophisticated world. As per the myths, this is a 3000 year old art form to sagacious Parasurama-the master of all martial art forms and attributed to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea. The monks of the shaoline temple extensively popularized Kung-fu- a form that traces its ancestry to Bodhi Dharma- Kalaripayattu master and an Indian Buddhist monk. Fable behind the establishment of this center It is believed that Lord Shiva used to reside on Mount Kailasa, deep in the meditation, and he taught Parasurama the art of Kalaripayattu. After his learning session, Parasurama trained his 21 disciple in the art of kalari Payat. It was shaped by the warrior saint parasurama, an incarnation of lord Vishnu, by throwing his axe into sea which moved away till the point where it fell. Parasurama then created forty two kalari and taught twenty one masters of these kalaris to defend the land he shaped. Training at the center is given following The holistic approach is intended at the eventual harmonization and control over mind and body. The weapons used in the art become an additional wing of the body that is controlled by the mind to accomplish high degree of guard in both defensive and offensive combats. The intrinsic beauty of this art from lies in the pleasant synergy of art, science, and medicine. At The Center An aesthetically designed gallery has been constructed in such a manner that the viewers will get an apparent vision from a safer distance. This is a perfect platform to get in touch with the ancient India. There were a number of events played out in the dark with only traditional diyas illuminating the place with light. Numerous spectacular performances can be seen at the time of visiting the centre which will leave you spellbound. The show can be seen with your family as well as friends and enjoyed to the fullest.