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Welcome to the World Federation of Kalari, the governing body of the ancient Indian martial art that promotes physical and mental strength. Unlock the full potential of your body and mind with Kalari. Join our global community of practitioners and experience the transformative power of Kalari. Let's start your journey today!


Are you a Kalari Aasan?  Register with us to teach the students around the world.


Are you intrested in learning Kalari? Register as a student of World Federation of Kalari.


Do you own a Academy or Club?  You can partner with WFK to teach your students Kalari.

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Kalari, an ancient Indian martial art form, transcends the boundaries of physical combat to become a holistic system that integrates the mind, body, and spirit.  Rooted in tradition and steeped in cultural significance, Kalari provides practitioners with not only self-defense skills but also a path towards personal growth, discipline, and overall well-being.

Kalari is a revived and a mixed martial arts that integrates various forms of ancient Indian martial arts practiced since 600 BC era, including Adimurai, Mei Payattu, Silambam, Kuthu Varisai, Nada Saari, Siramam, Mallu, Kusti, Eithal, Erithal and Ayutha Perukkam. 

The origins of Kalari can be traced back to ancient Tamil texts and scriptures, dating back thousands of years. The word "Kalari" refers to the training ground or arena, and the term encompasses various forms of martial arts that evolved in different regions of India. Kalari Payattu, one of the renowned branches of Kalari, originated in the Indian states of Kerala, which was the part of Ancient Chera dynasty. Kalari Payattu is recognized for its dynamic movements, weaponry skills, and comprehensive approach to physical and mental training. Kalari Adimurai is another prominent part of Kalari, originated in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, which was the part of Ancient Pandya and Chola dynasties. Kalari Adimurai is recognized for its combat techniques such as strikes, grappling and locks, weaponry skills and its holistic approach to the Siddha and Varma treatment.

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At the World Federation of Kalari, we are committed to promoting the ancient Indian martial art of Kalari and its many benefits for physical and mental well-being. Our organization offers a variety of competitions and events throughout the year to showcase top practitioners and provide a platform for growth and development. We pride ourselves on preserving the tradition and history of this fascinating discipline, while also embracing modern techniques and training methods to help our members reach their full potential.

Ulric Henry, NY, USA

“This is a great organization and I hope this martial art to spread throughout the United States. I am proud to be learning this great art."

Elshaddaisport Academy, UK

"You are having an amazing Aasans Team, and I'm blessed to have you all in my life. Your Aasans constant motivation and encouragement pushed our academy students to heights, I wish WFK to reach all over the world. Thank you for inspiring us to be excellent in all that what we do.."

Janeki Ramanan, TN, India

“World Kalari Federation offers traditional Indian martial arts and self-defense training in a safe and supportive environment. Their certified instructors are guiding us every step of the way, from a beginner to an experienced Kalari practitioner.”


USA OFFICE (Headquarters)

1793 NW Maynard Rd,

Cary, NC 27513, USA

+1 (919) 342-6656


No 10, RTO Office Road, (Opp. EB Office)
Kovaipudur, Coimbatore,

Tamil Nadu 641042, India

+ 91  7010180719

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