Kalaripayattu is the martial art dance of which state of India?
Kalarippayattu is the traditional martial art dance of Kerala and the mother of all martial arts. A kalari is the school (or training hall) where martial arts are taught.The weapons used in it are strikes, kicks, etc. Footwork patterns is the most important key in this martial art dance. Recently, Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recognized the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation (IKF) as Regional Sports Federation (RSF). This decision was taken with a view to promote and provide due acknowledgement and importance to sports having regional spread. This recognition also grants major role to the IKF for promotion and development of Kalarippayattu sport in India.