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To Heal and/or Harm: The Vital Spots (marmmam / varmam) in Two South Indian Martial Tratitions, Part I: Focus on Keralas Kalarippayattu

By Phillip Zarrilli, Ph.D.




To Heal and/or Harm: The Vital Spots (marmmam / varmam) in Two South Indian Martial Tratitions, Part I: Focus on Keralas Kalarippayattu

Athorough presentation of the vital spots in the kalarippayattu martial tradition and Ayurvedic medical tradition. Charts are provided to show the locations of vital spots on the body as noted by leading instructors and major texts. Photographs illustrate how the knowledge of vital spots are utilized within healing and fighting applications.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 1 No. 1 (1992): 32 pages.


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