His disciples and other siddhars contributed thousands of texts on Siddhar literature, including medicine and form the profounder of the system in this world. The strong hand grips the stick about a distance hand’s width and thumb’s length from the end of the stick and the weak hand is a thumb’s length away from the strong hand. The ultimate goal of the training is to defend against multiple armed opponents. Today, Silambam is the most famous and widely practiced Indian martial art in Malaysia where demonstrations are held for cultural shows. When two experts match against each other one may challenge the other that he will hit his big toe.

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In real combat the tips may be poisoned.

Silambam: A moving meditation

Finding that the resident monks could not face the menace of the local bandits, he taught them exercises and self-defence from which evolved the famous Shaolin style of martial arts,” writes Deodhar. This exercise is commonly compared to an idol or statue Beginner Trainer. Ideally, it should just touch the forehead about three fingers from the head, typically measuring around 1.

One who belong inside soul is the Tamil meaning for Agathiyar. It appears city youths are showing an increasing interest in Silambam these days. They attack with sheer speed, overwhelming the adversary with a continuous non-stop rain of blows. Kundlik began silabmam a small batch of 45 students as early as There are two types or category of Silambam, such as: Beginner trainer should learn and master the pattern of the foot movement before learning the technique of playing, patterns and method change their rotation without stopping the movement of the stick.


Although kuthu mean to punch, when used in conversational language kuthu also mean to fight. Silambam is also contribute to silambxm health benefits and it prevents several type of diseases. Silambam is the new found workout among the young fitness freaks in the city. Oral folklore traces Silambam back several thousand years to the siddhar enlightened sage Agastya. A fighter must always be careful while wielding the stick or they will be grappled and lose the fight.

Hitting the big toe can produce crippling effects on the fighter, making them abandon the fight. Training classes of the ancient martial art are becoming popular.

From there, they can initiate all attacks with only a movement of the wrist. There was no specific levels that were set in format,” says Manivannan.

While on his way to Vellimalai, Agastya discussed Hindu philosophy with an old man he silwmbam, said to be the Lord Murugan in disguise. Silambam History in Malaysia.

According to the book Cinasthana Today: Silambam is an Old Martial Art. The term translates as “punching sequence”, from kuttu meaning punch and varisai meaning order. Varadarajan, silambzm ‘Silambu’ means either a mountain or an anklet or merely ‘to sound’ as verb.


The whole body is used to create power.

Silambam Asia – Traditional Martial Arts

This is called solli adithal which means “challenging and successfully hitting”. This is one of the reasons that it is never taught for fear it can be misused. Silambam practitioner or regular training and Kai Silambam will get health benefits such as improving muscle flexibility, coordination arm with eyes, coordination foot and eyes, stabilize body posture, improve muscle endurance, increasing the speed of the bodyrelieving muscle and joint pain and resilience of hearth and lung.

Bluffs may also be used by disguising one attack as another.

Silambam goes chic!

Separate practice is needed for staffs of different lengths. Silambam was such a powerful martial art that it was employed in warfare by most rulers of south India, adds Murugesan. The British colonial forbidden this art because worry retaliation by Tamil community against them.

Kundlik grew up in the village of Vaitagwadi from Parbhani district in Maharashtra and aced Indian sports like Kabaddi and wrestling. Silambam is an ancient martial art of Tamil Nadu.

Recently, Silambam silambma has been introduced to general public and recognised by Malaysia Government. The Indian community of the Malay Peninsula is known to have practiced silambam as far back as the period of Melaka ‘s founding in the 15th century, and likely much earlier.