silambam weapons,south Indian warrior weapons
JOTHI SENTHIL KANNAN Grand Master (Aasan), Performer, International Referee and Coach
Born in 1976, Jothi Senthil Kannan originates from Pondicherry, South India, where he has practised Silambam and Kuthuvarisai since the age of five. Initiated into these ancient Tamil martial arts by his paternal grandfather, Jothi has established himself as one of the most accomplished disciples of Silambam in India by pursuing a rigorous training routine and disciplined lifestyle. Based in Pondicherry, he frequently visits Europe where Silambam has become more appreciated. In 2004 and 2005 he performed at the prestigious International Festival of Martial Arts, Bércy, Paris, the only Indian national to do so. Jothi is the General Secretary and Founder of the International Silambam and Kuthuvarisai Federation; a national coach and referee of Silambam for Pondicherry State, the Indian Silambam Federation, and the Pondicherry Pankration Athlima Association. Jothi is also a registered medical practitioner in the ancient Indian art of Siddha healing, with the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, recognised by The United Nations University for Peace and The Open International University.