A Tamil Martial Art On The Revival Path

It is over 3,000 years old. It was banned by the British in the 18 century. But it’s back in the reckoning now. Meet Silambam, Tamil Nadu’s ancient martial art form.

04/22/2019 8:02 AM
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  • Raj G.
    04/22/2019 08:13

    It was banned because they were afraid of us.

  • Vaishali K.
    04/22/2019 08:24


  • Jagrat S.
    04/22/2019 08:28

    Similar like Gatka

  • Joseph J.
    04/22/2019 09:08

    Even in telugu speaking Andhra Pradesh we could see this Karra saamuu ancient art .. why do you say it is old ancient art i. Tamilnadu..

  • Abbas M.
    04/22/2019 09:40

    It's awesome as self defense for both girls and boys. Specially girls must go for it.

  • Susanne T.
    04/22/2019 09:57

    THAT looks great! I would LOVE to learn that! It would add up nicely to my experience in Karate!😁

  • Praba K.
    04/22/2019 12:07

    Silambam might be great weapon for women against filthy molesters and rapists..

  • Dinpuia C.
    04/22/2019 14:55

    From your picture ,it seem related to Kalaripayyatu of Kerala

  • Arpit S.
    04/23/2019 02:26

    These mothafucking brits were always petrified of us

  • George T.
    04/23/2019 06:16

    Thanks for keeping our Sge old Martial Arts.. Even saw a post in Chennai Super Kings page on FB, where Bhajji did the Martial arts so well..🙏🙏

  • Sheela T.
    04/23/2019 13:39

    It is great to see youngsters involved in the revival of the ancient art.

  • Nitin C.
    04/23/2019 15:18

    These gimmicks don't in real life situations

  • Sohan S.
    04/24/2019 10:38


  • दिव्या स.
    04/25/2019 10:39

    👍 Great! Although it still exists in some parts of canada have seen academies there but its a great initiative to revive local traditions, culture and art!

  • Vinoth K.
    04/25/2019 14:16

    Nice mam

  • Vinoth K.
    04/25/2019 14:17

    Nice mam

  • Priyanka R.
    04/26/2019 07:56

    Is there any inst. in delhi?

  • Jyoti K.
    04/26/2019 14:52

    I will love to learn it...

  • Raita N.
    04/27/2019 05:45

    What nonsense. There is a 60 year old lady in chennai who has revived the art and gives training. Dont just give publicity to get many likes. This is a false story.

  • Kumud S.
    04/27/2019 07:46

    Need to learn it for better life and sync of mind and body just like yoga.