Kalaripayattu is perhaps the most ancient martial art in the world.
Kalaripayattu is the exclusive martial arts legacy of Kerala, taken to China by the Buddhist monks which became the fabled model for the modern martial arts.
hmm...if you examine the word carefully,you will notice that it's basically made of two words 'Kalari' & 'Payattu'
The meaning of those words :
Kalari - place, threshing floor, or battlefield
Payattu - exercise in arms, or practice
Does Payattu not sound like English 'Fight' ?
Kalaripayattu - Kalari fight - a place where you exercise and fight ?
Which language borrowed?
Did 'fight' come from 'payattu' or vice versa.?