Woman Saves South India’s Oldest Martial Art Form

At 74, Meena Raghavan is the oldest known practitioner of Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art from southern India. Since she was 7 years old, Raghavan has trained with the best of them. Now, she runs a school where she proudly trains boys, girls, men and women alike.

Meena says she is an enthusiast and wanted to preserve the ancient martial art form which is why she founded a school.

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