Hands are not Enough
Silambam is an ancient Dravidian warfare and finds mention in Sangam Literature such as Silapathikaram Kalari payattu, Kuthu Varisai and Vaalveechu are considered more evolved off shoots of Silambam.Currently, there are three kinds of Silambam being practised – Por Silambam (warfare), Silambattam (folk dance) and Potti Silambam (sport). There’s much difference between the Silambam taught and followed in rural areas and cities. During competitions, Silambam is also performed with fire rings and chains.
There are seven basic moves and four basic stick rotations that are permuted and combined to invent new moves.
Apart from the kambu (stick) made of either bamboo or perambu, which is popularly associated with Silambam, the martial art is also performed using a varied range of weapons such as Surulvaal, sword, velkambu (spear), maan-kombu (deer horns) and small knives.
Health benefits of Sylambam
Silambam is a good form of cardio workout that improves blood circulation and heart function.
Burns calories, helps in weight reduction and shaping of body.
Relieves mental stress, laziness and fatigue.
Improves body flexibility and reflexive movement of joints and muscles.
|1||BATCH A |
VI VII VII IX Std
|1:30 TO 2:15|
IV V Std
|2:15 TO 3:00|
II III Std.
|3:00 TO 3:45|
|Name of the Competition||Category||Prize won||Name of the student||Class|
|Silambam||(Best School Syllambum Award-2018)|