aim big, however don't let career take over your life as it did for previous generations who migrated to the uk. They let career take over and didn't teach gurmukhi or sikhi to their children, or presevre kesh, they were too busy making money.
We need to change and preserve sikhi instead of concentrating on money all the time.
I want to change career as well so that I can spend more time on sikhi....
So I went for the link for
Kalarippayattu: The Complete Guide To Kerala's Ancient Martial Art Paperback – 1 Aug. 2016
And I can see from the legs are raised on the cover photo makes me doubt the authenticity of the book, if indeed the book talks about the techniques on the cover.
Also some videos I watched online has the same shiled bashing and hitting weapons on each other like gatka
So to me it seems most of Kalarippayattu has probably been changed in the modern age, probably colonial times. I am really doubting that book due to the cover photo. Maybe the other book is ok?
if you want to learn like a samurai you will have to study jujitsi/ninjitsu/budo as these are the techniques used by the samauri and their close nemesis the the ninja , understanding the bushido philosophy I realise Khalsa could be considered on the material plane as ronin or spiritually with Akal Purakh as our overlord . Sikhs can practise any and all weapons in fact in history they were known for their high levels of skill with multiple weapons including rifle.
south Indian/Keralan martial arts are closest I am guessing to the proper vidhiya given for battlefield close fighting , I remember watching a video of a tiny women teaching the skills she had learnt frm her father to class and she was in her advanced years and getting the better of young men .it is called Kalarippayattu
I bought a couple of books on it
interesting that they have descriptions of Marma points which are close to Chinese Dim Mak points.