Learn Martial Arts Online

Interactive online school for the martial
and healing art of Kalarippayattu


in the way of the ancient warrior


your mind through physical action


your life

DIY from home

Train from your living room or garden from the Teachable website or Mobile App

Total bodymind conditioning

Build the physical and mental attributes of the warrior, developing focus and clarity to maximise your wellbeing and productivity.

Stay Motivated

Be part of an online community with regular Live classes and an active forum to keep you supported and on track

Personalized coaching

Live 1-to-1 sessions and personalized training programmes with coaching from a trained Physiotherapist and movement specialist

Authentic Teaching

Learn from a teacher with 20 years experience and be part of a school with 800 year lineage

Holistic program

High quality and progressive training videos supported by clear scientific rationale explaining the science behind the art

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Your path to

Absolute Focus


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You will be part of a small circle of privately coached students with regular updates and plenty of LIVE content including monthly 1-to-1 online tutorials with our senior teacher Adam.

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Why train with us?

Learn from senior teachers of Kerala Kalarippayattu Academy (KKA)

KKA is one of the leading schools in Kalari - having represented India since 2010 at the world martial arts forum

Kalarilab has trained hundreds of students through face-to-face workshops and retreats

Learn from Adam (a trained physiotherapist and actor) and Caoru (a trained Ayurvedic doctor) and benefit from a holistic learning environment


There is of course no substitute for face-to-face learning however there is a lot you can learn from solo practice that will prepare you for working with a partner. All the attributes of the warrior: Balance, flow, power, flexibility, confidence, humility, focus; all these are attainable through daily practice. In Kalari there is a precise set of physical exercises that work to achieve these attributes.

The forms of Kalari consist of Vadivu (postures) and Chuvadu (linking sequences). These are joined together to make forms. Traditionally Kalari is paractised in a 7x14m space however, it is possible to adapt almost all the forms into a much smaller area. We have done this throughout the course, to make it possible for you to train at home, whilst still teaching the forms as they were done traditionally. 

The first steps are the most important. The first postures and movements lay the groundwork for your practice and so this is where we start. Over the beginners course of 2 months, you will learn a full set of warm-up exercises (LOHAR), the first 4 leg exercises/kicks (KALUGAL), the first 5 postures (VADIVU) and 3 different forms from Northern-style Kalari to balance your body and begin to develop flow and dynamism in your movement. 

Yes of course. In some ways it can be an advantage to have no previous experience as your body is open to learn without having to unlearn anything. Saying that, experience in other MAs, dance, yoga or anything physical, will very likely make it easier for you to pick up many of the techniques. Certainly being already flexible can make starting Kalari easier but don’t worry if this isn’t you; many of our students report gaining hugely in their flexibility after just a week or two of Kalari.

Almost certainly but we cannot say 100%. If you are concerned about this, please send us an email and we can arrange a consultation. A free service to those serious about doing an Immersion course with us. Within our team we have both an Ayurvedic Doctor as well as several Physiotherapists and are able to make a solid assessment before you travel to Thailand as to what you would and wouldn’t be able to do on the course. Chances are though, you’ll be fine!

There are many ways to try to clear the mind,. To bring it into balance and focus. In Kalari we work to attain EKAGRATA (natural single-pointed focus). This is achieved through deliberate focus on the physical actions. Over time this process of repetition with complete attention , leads to a movement of the focus from the external to the internal. In this moment the mind becomes silent. It happens simultaneously and almost effortlessly. 

We have introduced the Pay-as-you-go SILVER membership to allow you to choose your own training schedule. You receive the first 6 video classes for free (3 training and 3 science); thereafter you can pay separately for individual classes or for a bundle of classes. Whatever you pay for, you will have lifetime access to and can watch as many times as needed. 

Meet the Team

KalariLAB Facilitators


Adam Phillips

KalariLAB (Director & Lead Instructor)

Since then he has become a senior teacher of the school, and is now one of the most experienced non-Indian practitioners of the art, leading workshops in UK, Poland, Serbia, Czech Republic, Russia, Greece and Italy.

Alongside his practice of Kalarippayat and the healing art Kalari Chikitsa, he has trained as both an actor and physiotherapist and has used Kalari in both disciplines to gain deeper understanding of the psyche-physical process involved in body conditioning and re-education.

In 2016 he moved to Thailand and founded KalariLAB on the tropical island of Koh Phangan as a centre for training, teaching and research into the martial and healing art of Kalari. He uses a combination of Kalari and Physio to treat clients and runs courses and classes for international students, as well as providing free training to local people.


Dr Caoru Osani

Ayurvedic Doctor

As a member of KalariLAB she offers Ayurvedic consultation and prescription of medicines and diet/lifestyle indications to all students partaking in the immersion courses. She also offers consultation to clients outside of these courses, on request. 

Later in 2019 and 2020 she shall be leading the Masterclass : An introduction to Ayurveda, with both theory and practical classes on Koh Phangan. 


The Course is delivered in 4 stages over 12 months

Level 1: Foundations of practice

Level 2: Building flow and release

Level 3: Discovering effortless

Level 4: Building power, stability and explosiveness

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Koh Phangan, Thailand

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