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Varmakalai – the ‘deadly’ art that’s dying

Considered the ‘master’ of martial arts, varmakalai uses ‘vital spots,’ or pressure points, both to hurt and to heal. Its practitioners in southern India guard its secrets closely, even as the practice dwindles

Varmakalai - Asia TimesA simple stroke of a trained finger can be lethal, according to practitioners of Varmakalai, which translates into English as “art of vital points.”

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