One Month Kalaripayattu Training Experience In Kerala – Part 2
OLD INJURY GIVING A WORD !!!
Speaking about pleasure, I have to mention that all this time in India we were eating three big meals a day plus ice cream from time to time. I felt that my body was getting heavier. I needed to gather myself and start eating less.
It is maybe good to mention that the hospital, we were living in, specializes in orthopedic and neurologic cases. The treatment is based on Ayurveda and kalaripayattu.
So at the end what I have received was a family made oil, which I bought in the pharmacy in the hospital. I had to apply it before the training in the painful areas.
I was skeptical. In the kung fu school I applied many times tiger balm and warm bottle. That was never enough to heal my contusion fully. Was it possible that some oil would fix my problem?
After six days of training, the pain during urinating returned.
After lunch we met Srinath. I told him about my problem. Fortunately, his sister is an Ayurvedic doctor. They gave me medicine, a lot of them, and the pain was gone. Just the weird sensation in urethra and the urge to pee stayed.
I was training again on Thursday.
It was Thursday evening, 30th of November, meaning after more than two weeks in C.V.N Sreerangom Kalari and after 13 days of training, when we had first class with Raam Kumar. Although, I cannot say anything bad about Srinath, the difference between their knowledge and teaching experience was noticeable.
Soon we have learned, who exactly was Raam Kumar, his relation with Srinath and the place we were training right now.
KALARIPAYATTU FAMOUS PRACTITIONERS
One of them was Chambadan Veedu Narayanan Nair. This young man turned out to be a very talented martial artist. As Kalaripayattu was on the verge of extinction Kottakal Kanaran Gurukkal decided to teach CV Narayanan Nair all the techniques and hidden knowledge. He also taught him meditation and different treatment techniques like Uzhichil, Marma chikilsa and how to make herbal medicines.
CV Narayanan Nair was Raam Kumar’s great grandfather. We are talking here only about 3 generations. CV Narayanan Nair was teaching Raam’s Kumar grandfather, …. Raam Kumar’s grandfather passed the knowledge about Kalaripayattu to his daughter (Raam’s Kumar mum) and her son – Raam Kumar, and also !!! to Srinath’s grandfather – K. Gopinatha Kurup.
All the schools with these initials are based on the teachings of CV Narayanan Nair. We were at the source of Kalaripayattu schools !!! How exciting it was !!!
WHY I LOVE TO TRAIN
After one hour class with him I noticed improvement. Raam Kumar immediately corrected all the exercises we have learned till now. He pointed out all the details necessary to understand the movement or the posture and of course he demonstrated all his teachings.
Now, I knew what I should focus on in the next training.
I HAD A GOAL and I saw a path to achieve it !!!
I understood that this is what keeps me motivated!
The time is coming when we’ll do more focused work. I want to increase the percentage of what I can leave behind before I go, because there are many, many, aspects about this fantastic machine. 99.99% of humanity goes without ever exploring even their body.
If they have a little pleasure it’s over. It’s not like that. If you explore this, this is a cosmos by itself. It can do tremendous things just sitting here. This is the way of yoga. Kalari is just a more active form of that.