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about Adimurai

Adimurai is the generic term for the indigenous martial arts of the India/Tamilan Religion archipelago, which includes India, Malaysia, Singapore Srilanka, England and Bangladesh.

Adimurai has played an important role in the history and culture of Indian and Tamil peoples in the World. Traditionally, Adimuraiformed part of the education of all young men, and was an integral part of a boy's path to manhood. read more

Peraasaan selvaraj
Founder & president of AFI

WORLD ADIMURAI FEDERATION

INTRODUCTION ADIMURAI

  The combination of the words Adithadai and Adimurai into a compound word was made for the first time when an organization uniting all Adithadai  /International Adimurai Attasalai-IAA (institutions) in India was founded in Chennai on 18 May 2014.

Adimurai employs natural body movements and develops balance and economy of movement in each individual. It can be practiced purely for sport and fitness, for the aesthetic beauty of the art or for the chance to learn one of the world's few remaining complete traditional martial arts systems.

Adimurai enhances and strengthens self-awareness, self-discipline, integrity, responsibility, loyalty and cooperation amongst its practitioners. When taught by a qualified teacher it offers an opportunity for students to develop physically, mentally, morally and spiritually.
Adimurai refers to the sport of using Indian Style martial-arts-style kicks and boxing-style punches to defeat an opponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing. 

It is a full-contact sport. Male boxers are bare-chested wearing shorts and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps,
boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots, and optional protective helmet. 
Adimurai is often confused with Muay Thai & Kickboxing, also known as Ring Boxing. 

The two sports Fighting Event are similar, however, in
1. MedaiSandai, This is Ring fight.
2. Sandai kicks below the belt are allowed and Knee kicks, as are strikes with knees and elbows whereas they are forbidden in Adimurai. 


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ADIMURAI AROUND THE WORLD 
The organization of Adimuraiaround the world consists of individual countries that have their own National Federations incorporating individual schools/clubs, and an
World Adimurai Federation, UlakaAdimuraiSammelanam (WAF),

that is the ultimate authority on Adimuraiand is responsible for the promotion and development of Adimuraiaround the world. Most countries in which Adimurai is practiced will have one organizing body (National Adimurai Federation) that will encourage the development of genuine Adimurai in that country and will be a member of and be recognized by WAF as the official Adimurai organization for that country.


The founder members of WAF are:
• ADIMURAI FEDERATION OF INDIA (KVFI)
• MALAYSIA ADIMURAI FEDERATION (MKVF)
• SINGAPORE ADIMURAI FEDERATION (SKVF)
• ADIMURAI FEDERATION OF SRILANKA (KVFS)

• BANGLADESH ADIMURAI FEDERATION (BKVF)

In addition to the five founding members there are National level Adimurai organizations/associations/federations that are recognized by WAF in countries around the world.


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INTRODUCTION

Adimuraiis another martial art stemming from the India&Tamil heritage. It translates to “fighting by many techniques of Self-Defense Martial Art” and has four main components - mental spirit, art & culture, Self-Defense Martial Art and sport.

Adithadai and Adimurai Martial Art have the same meanings and are integral parts of the culture of the Malay ethnic group, who are the native inhabitants in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The whole aspect of Adimurai is evaluated and all elements are crucial during competition. It can be practiced purely for fitness, aesthetics or with martial arts focused. The large varieties of techniques that can be used in Adimuraiencapsulate its uniqueness.

Adimuraiis an art of self-defense inherited, preserved and promoted by the people of South Asia and South East Asia region from their ancestors since centuries ago. It translates to “fighting by many techniques of self-defense” and has four main components:

A. Mental-Spiritual:

The performance of Adimurai enables the practitioner to achieve inner peace and spiritual balance to control body and mind.

B. Self-defense

The performance of skills to defend oneself effectively.

C. Art & Culture

The aesthetic beauty of movements coupled with other elements of arts such as traditional music, costumes and cultural ceremony.
D. Sports

The performance of Adimurai as a sport to gain physical fitness and sports achievement. Adimuraias a martial art is effective system of self- defense using equal emphasis on both upper and lower limb techniques. It involves punching, kicking, dropping and Locking of the opponent.
E. Benefits
• It promotes overall physical fitness in cardiovascular (stamina) strengthening, flexibility and general health.
• It is easily learned and adopted as “Sports for Life” and promotes healthy-living.
• It is admired and cherished as a traditional art form and widely practiced in cultural ceremonies.
• It equips participants with an all-rounded art of self-defense in any situation.
• It instills a sense of responsibility and discipline in students.
• It cultivates social values such as social interaction, team spirit, sportsmanship.
• It helps to release tension, lower stress levels and instill a positive mindset.

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1.MEDAI SANDAI(FULLCONTACT) Ring Fight Match Category

• Combat confrontation of 2 Athletes (Veerarkal) from 2 different teams
• Elements of self-defense such as BoxingPunching, Kicking, blocking, techniques are used.
• Veerar (Athlete) competes only in their stipulated weight categories (Please refer to the tables below)
• The match consists of 3 rounds of 2 minutes of combat and 1 minute break each, respectively.

Match Scoring System
• There are a few ways of winning in the match category:
• By points system: the winner is the one who accumulates the most points, after 3 rounds
• The other ways of winning are by TKO (technical knockout) by walkover and disqualification.


Score 1

An attack compromising a single Body and Face Boxing punch

Score 1

An attack compromising a single Body Kick

Score 1 + 1

Parrying, Dodging or evading the opponents attack for body kick

Score 2

An attack compromising a single Face Kick

Score 3

An attack compromising a single Inner Face Kick and single Inner Face out Kick

Like every sports, Adimurai too has its own set of rules. Breaching in the rules will result in the penalties (as shown)

PENALTIES

1

1st Warning

Official Warning

2

1st Reprimand (-1 Point)

2nd Reprimand (-2 Points)

3

3st Reprimand (-3 Point)

4nd Reprimand (-3 Points)

3st Reprimand - Disqualification

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2.SANDAI (SEMI CONTACT) Tatami Match Category

• Combat confrontation of 2 Athletes (Veerarkal) from 2 different teams
• Elements of self-defense such as striking, blocking, take down and sweeping techniques are used.
• Veerar (Athlete) competes only in their stipulated weight categories (Please refer to the tables below)
• The match consists of 3 rounds of 2 minutes of combat and 1 minute break each, respectively.

Match Scoring System
• There are a few ways of winning in the match category:
• By points system: the winner is the one who accumulates the most points, after 3 rounds
• The other ways of winning are by walkover and disqualification.
• The Strictly Not Allowed TKO (technical knockout)

Score 1

An attack compromising a single Body and Face punch

Score

An attack compromising a single Body Kick

Score 1 + 1

Parrying, Dodging or evading the opponents attack for body kick

Score 1

Any Successful take down technique (Throws, Dropping or Sweeps)

Score 2

An attack compromising a single Face Kick

Score 3

An attack compromising a single Inner Face Kick and single Inner Face out Kick

Like every sports, Adimurai too has its own set of rules.
Breaching in the rules will result in the penalties (as shown)

PENALTIES

1

1st Warning

Official Warning

2

1st Reprimand (-1 Point)

2nd Reprimand (-2 Points)

3

3st Reprimand (-3 Point)

4nd Reprimand (-3 Points)

3st Reprimand - Disqualification



WINNING
Winning by Technical Knock-Out or This decision is made if the opponent fails to get up or becomes dizzy and cannot stand upright after ten counts from the referee.
Winning by Walk-Over
• The winter is declared after the opponent does not show up in the arena after three calls.
Winning by Disqualification.

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Sports Artistic Category
The artistic category is divided into 3 different subcategories:
I. AdiVarisai (Single competitor)
II. PidiVarisai(Double, Two in a team)
III. Vall&VelKedayamPor(Double, Two in a team)
IV. AdiVarisaiKulu(Team, Three in a team)

Sports Artistic Category Competition Events and Categories:

 

TAMIL

ENGLISH

Members

1

SUVADU

SINGLE ARTISTIC FORM

SINGLE

2

KAIPOR

BARE HANDS ARTISTIC
DOUBLE, TWO IN A TEAM

DOUBLE

3

AYUTHA PERUKKAM

WEAPONS ARTISTIC
DOUBLE, TWO IN A TEAM

DOUBLE

4

SIRAMA ADI

SHORT STICK ARTISTIC

DOUBLE

5

SUVADU KULU

THREE IN A TEAM

DRIBBLE

6

SIRAMAM SANDAI

COMBAT SHORT STICK

SINGLE

7

SANDAI

FIGHTING

SINGLE

Sports Artistic Category Competition area
The type of contact variation usually determines the type of Sports Artistic Category Competition area is fought mats on a matted area Below the Image.

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I. SUVADU (Bare Hands Artistic - Single)

• Executing the correct order of the 12 sets of movements (124 steps) movements consisting of bare hands Only.
• Movements must be expensive, rhythmic and display strength and stamina.
• The movements has to be completed within 3 minutes and the match is officiated by 5 Juror’s (Referees).
II.  KAIPOR• Teams perform choreographed movements with attacks and defense for (VarmamPidi)  Pressure point locking attack using both bare hands within 3-minute time frame.
(5- Type of Technics)
(ADI- THADAI-PIRIVU - POTTU – PIRIVU)


III. AYUTHA PERUKKAM(Weapons Artistic -Double, Two in a team).

 

• (Double, Two in a team)• Teams perform choreographed movements with attacks and defense elements using both bare hands and with weapons within 3-minute time frame.
• Teams need to display skills in handling 3Weapons for 1. Otrai Kathi (Single Knife), 2. Erattai Kathi (Double Knife ) 3. Vettu Kathi (Cut Knife) 4. Kandangkodari (Axe Knife) 5. Kurunthadi (Shart Rod) Different types of weapons and creativity in movements Shield Vall&VelKedayamPor(Team category)
• Teams perform choreographed movements with attacks and defense elements using both Weapons    1. Otrai Kathi (Single Knife), 2. Erattai Kathi (Double Knife ) 3. Vettu Kathi (Cut Knife) 4. Kandangkodari (Axe Knife) 5. Kurunthadi (Shart Rod) within 3-minute time frame.

IV. SIRAMA ADI - SHORT STICK ARTISTIC

• (Double, Two in a team)• Teams perform choreographed movements with attacks and defense elements using both bare hands and with weapons within 3-minute time frame.
• Teams need to display skills in handling 3type of Short Sticks for 1.Otrai Kuchi (Single Short Sticks), 2. Erattai Kuchi (Double Short Sticks) 3. Ontru+Erandu Kuchikal (One + Two Shor Stick) 4. Eruvarum Erattai Kuchikal (Two Members Also Double Short Stcks) Different types of weapons and creativity in movements Shield Vall&VelKedayamPor(Team category)
• Teams perform choreographed movements with attacks and defense elements using both Weapons    Sword (Vall) Shield (Kedyam) and Spear (Vel) and Shield hands1.Otrai Kuchi (Single Short Sticks), 2. Erattai Kuchi (Double Short Sticks) 3. Ontru+Erandu Kuchikal (One + Two Shor Stick) 4. Eruvarum Erattai Kuchikal (Two Members Also Double Short Stcks) within 3-minute time frame.

 

IV. SUVADU KULU (Team, Three in a Team)



• A team consist of 3 Veerarkal.
• Executing the 12 set movements (144 steps) in the correct order and complete with certainly.
• Movements are expressive, rhythmic and display strength and stamina
• Teams have to display synchronization in perfect harmony.

V. SIRAMAM SANDAI- COMBAT SHORT STICK

VI. SANDAI FIGHTING


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BELTING SYSTEM
• Adimuraipractitioner are taught using syllabus according the belting system.
• Belting systems varies with the different Kalzhakam (clubs) some Kalzhakam use belts while other may confer titles to the Athletes (Veerarkal).
• Adimuraipractitioners are encouraged to go for gradingto upgrade their belts on a quarterly basis.

Traditional Adimurai
Traditional Adimuraiconsists of 5 main components – Solo (individual), Combat (2 in a team), Bulk (3-5 in a team) and theater (5-15 in a team) and Bridal Solo Adimurai  (Individual). Athletes (Veerarkal) are decked in traditional costumes. Costumes may vary with Kalzhakam (clubs).
Performances are choreographed and accompanied by Sendai or ParaiAdimurai / Sendai Adimurai(traditional form of music).There is no restriction on movements.
There are also competitions for Traditional Adimuraiin the form of festivals.

 



SOLO

• Individual performance
• Performances may be accompanied by Sendai or Parai Adimurai (TraditionalMusic)
• Athletes (Veerarkal)  is decked in traditional costume consisting of Vetti (Dhoti), Banyan and Thalaippahai(a form of woven cloth).
• Athletes (Veerarkal) performs the movements using both bare-hand techniques and with weapons displaying richness and creativity in movements.
• Performances are judged on creativity, originality, variations and richness of movements.
• Performances may last for 3 minutes. It will start at the sounding of the gong.

COMBAT (2 IN A TEAM)

• 2 in team.
• Athletes (Veerarkal) is decked in traditional costume consisting of Paavala.
• The performance is highly-charged and lasts for 3 minutes.
• The performances are judged on creativity, originality, variations and richness of movements.
• The performance may be accompanied by Sendai or ParaiAdimurai / Sendai Adimurai
• A combination of bare hand techniques and weapons are used.
• More than Different type of weapon can be used during the performance.

BULK  (3-5 IN A TEAM)

• A team performance consisting of 3 to a maximum of 5 performers
• The performance will last for 5 minutes.
• Athletes (Veerarkal)  is decked in traditional costume consisting of Vetti (Dhoti), Banyan and Thalaippahai (a form of woven cloth).
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• Performances are judged on creativity, originality, variations and richness of movements.
• Both bare-hand and weapon techniques can be showcased.

THEATER

• This is modelled after a sketch/skit.
• The team consist of 5 to 15 Veerarkals.• There are a few recommended themes that the performance revolves around –
1. Non-Fictional 2.Fictional 3.Documentary 4. Historical
• Veerarkal will have to be decked in traditional costumes and perform a skit portraying the richness of Adimuraifor approximately 20 – 25mins.
• The performance may be accompanied by narration and Parai Adimurai / Sendai Adimurai.
• Performers are allowed to use props.

Parai / Sendai Malam
• This is traditional form of music originated Sendai or Parai from Thanjavur District and Sendai Malamfrom Kanyakumari District (Tamilnadu) /, played to accompany AdimuraiPerformances.
• Instruments consist of Sendai or Parai, and Sendai Malam,

 

 

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