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Kattari - The Tamil Weapon

on Thursday, 26 February 2015. Posted in Martial Arts

Kattari - The Tamil Weapon

The kattari or suwaiya (Tamil: kattari, Devanagari: katara, Panjabi: kataar) is a type of push dagger from India. It is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip, which results in the blade of the sword sitting above the user’s knuckles.

Kuttu Varisai - The Empty Hand Combat

on Sunday, 22 February 2015. Posted in Martial Arts

Kuttu Varisai - The Empty Hand Combat

Kuttu Varisai (Empty Hand Combat) (Tamil: குத்துவரிசை) is an Indian martial art practiced in Tamil Nadu, South India and in Northeastern Sri Lanka. It is a form of hand to hand combat similar to Kung Fu and Karate. This Tamil martial art was first documented in the Tamil Sangam literature (c. 2nd-1st centuries BC).