Indian Martial Arts - Kalari or Kalarippayattu is the only form of the most ancient traditional systems of physical, culture, self-defence and martial techniques still in existence. It had its origin in Kerala, the tiny state situated South West of India. The traditional training of Kalarippayattu, a martial art of Kerala states in south India, is always done inside the Kalari (literally, threshing floor or battlefield), which is a specially constructed practice area.
Jiu-Jitsu for Women William M. Vander Weyde c.1900 Jiu-Jitsu for Women Accession Number: 1974:0056:0925 Maker: William M. Vander Weyde (American 1871–1929) Title: Jiu-Jitsu for Women Date: ca. 1900 Medium: negative, gelatin on glass Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5 inches George Eastman House Collection