Kalari Academy of Performing Arts (KAPA) is the professional place to learn and practice Kalaripayattu and make it a part of one's daily life. We seek to preserve and endorse the virtues of traditional Kalaripayattu martial arts through our academy of performing arts.
Our mission is to popularise Kalaripayattu and provide easy accessibility to the common man. Our students come from a variety of background ranging from school and college -going youth to middle-aged executives and IT professionals. Kalaripayattu is not just for the guys alone. Almost 30 percent of students and some of the best performing artists and students are girls. This art form can easily be learnt and mastered at any age by anyone with dedication.
The Academy strives to preserve and endorse the virtues of traditional Kalaripayattu through the following means:
Workshops & Seminars
Contribution of the academy to Indian Sulture.
Our mission is to nurture and preserve one of India’s oldest and richest art form “The Kalaripayattu”
We have succeeded in subtly blending Kalaripayattu with classical and contemporary dance forms. These newly-evolved dance forms are a natural part of Kalari's evolution, from being a pure martial combat used to settle differences in battles to the death, to an art meant for self-expression and keeping fit.
Enhance awareness on India’s rich culture & heritage and especially our proud lineage in the field of martial arts
Motivate artists from other streams to innovate different mechanisms to nourish and popularize their art forms
Promote cooperation and collaboration among the national and global art/creative fraternity.
Ensure global acceptance of Kalaripayattu as an unique and multifaceted martial art