Malla Yuddha

Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by Nykout, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member


    Is the traditional art of Malla Yuddha extinct?
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Pehlwani and kushti is still practiced - there's a great bit about it here -

    Kalaripayattu is still practiced -

    [ame=""]"The Way of the Warrior: Kalari, The Indian Way" (Entire Video) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]The Indian martial art -Kalaripayattu (documentary) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Kalaripayattu Stage Performence - Kalaripayattu Training in Delhi - YouTube[/ame]
  3. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    I was more thinking about the traditional Malla Yuddha. Some consider Pehlwani (its ancestor) to be something like Muay Thai is to Muay Boran. Is this the case here, i.e. is Pehlwani stripped of some techniques that used to be in Malla Yuddha?
  4. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Possibly although transmission is rarely that clean - Sumai to Sumo has a better pedigree to battlefield techniques that Ju Jitsu, but that is often forgotten by the "battle proven" crowd

    And do you mean descendant as opposed to ancestor?
  5. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Yeah, I meant descendant.
    Also, quoting the wikipedia page:
    "Additionally, malla-yuddha is divided into four styles, each named after Hindu gods and legendary fighters: Hanumanti concentrates on technical superiority, Jambuvanti uses locks and holds to force the opponent into submission, Jarasandhi concentrates on breaking the limbs and joints while Bhimaseni focuses on sheer strength."

    I was unable to find any more information regarding these 4 styles. Do you know any sources from which I could get more info?
  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Look at the notes and references from wiki
  7. kalari55

    kalari55 Valued Member

    Pehelwani and mallayudha are still practiced in some parts of india.They are traditional ways of the monks and nagas sadhus who establish akharas near ganges river during kumbh mela where my hometown is located.
  8. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Thank you for the information.

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