Kalaripayattu is a combat sport which is also a part of martial art, originated by Kerala. There are a various styles of this game such as Gatka, Huyen Langlon, Mardani Khel, Silambam, Sqay. Kicks and weapons are also used in this game. It is a defense sport which related terms are Related terms Akhara, Hatha yoga, Kshatriya, Nihang Paika akhada, and Varma kalai.
Notable Practitioners of Kalaripayattu are Guru Hargobind, Shivaji, Kittur Chennamma, Lakshmibai.