Photo courtesy of Varmakalai Asan Gopalakrishnan.
Photo courtesy of Varmakalai Asan Gopalakrishnan.

Varmakalai – the ‘deadly’ art that’s dying

Considered the 'master' of martial arts, varmakalai uses 'vital spots,' or pressure points, both to hurt and to heal. Its practitioners in southern India guard its secrets closely, even as the practice dwindles

January 24, 2017 11:46 AM (UTC+8)