List of Indian Martial Arts Styles

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List of Indian Martial Arts Styles

This section provides details about martial arts styles from India. It covers Indian martial arts such as Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Niyuddha and many more. If you think a style should be added to this page, please contact us. However, we will only accept martial arts styles that have many schools (10+) & an active style association/federation and/or a detailed Wikipedia page.

For the styles of other countries (i.e. Japan, China, Korea and Brazil), please visit the main Martial Arts Styles section.

Martial Arts from India - Click on each style for more information

  • Gatka - Gatka is an Indian martial arts focused on weapons, especially swords.
  • Kalaripayattu - Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial arts style from India.
  • Niyuddha - Niyuddha is an ancient Indian martial arts focused on kicking, punching and throwing.
  • Silambam - Silambam is an Indian martial arts focused primarily on staff fighting.
  • Malla-Yuddha - Malla-Yuddha is an Indian and Southeast Asian martial arts focused on combat wrestling.
  • Varma Kalai - Varma Kalai is an Indian martial arts focused on pressure points. It can also be used for healing applications.

Gatka - Indian Martial Arts Style


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