Puliyankam is a kind of sword fight popular among the Kalaripayattu
, the martial art of Kerala
. It is the most awe-inspiring and blood-curdling among the Kalaripayattu. In the puliyankam, the combatants fight like tigers. During this fight, the combatants have to turn and twist their bodies in all possible ways and leap and jump with surprising ease and agility. Extraordinary control over the body, agility, a quick eye, and presence of mind are necessary for the mastery of this form of sword fight.
[Source All India (121) 03-May-05]