'Only when a student is physically, spiritually, and ethically "ready," are they supposed to be allowed to take up the first weapon. If the body and mind have been fully prepared (and therefore integrated), when the student takes up the first weapon it becomes an extension of the integration of the bodymind in action.
Correct practice of all weapons depends entirely on correct performance of preliminary body exercises. Just as one movement should flow into the next when one performs the body exercise sequence, so in weapons practice one blow merges naturally with the next as there is a continuous energy flow which should never be broken.' Phillip Zarrilli (phillipzarrilli.com)
Gurukkal CM Sherif, Kerala Kalarippayattu Academy, India
Katrin & Alana, Kalari Australia
Santiago Salinas @ Adelaide Botanical Gardens
Raga Jhinjhoti, Hariprasad Chaurasia