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Kalaripayattu Fighters, India

Posted by rod - 28.05.2013

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Whilst visiting the southern Indian town of Munnar photographer Armand Poblete found out about the ancient art of Kalaripayattu at Punarjani Traditional Village. The Indian martial art is primarily practiced in the southern state of Kerala and is one of the olds fighting systems in existence. Being a huge fan of martial arts and with a bit of luck on his side Armand managed to get a vip seating right in front of the line to see the action.

“First I observed the light and the action of the fighters. The dimly lit arena just gave it that feel of an ’80s kung fu poster, and I wanted to keep it that way. After a few camera adjustments and a few hundred missed shots I finally captured the two fighters in midair.”

via national geographic

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