This month Men of India is featuring a Martial Artist from Kerala. Ashiq! A trained Boxer and Kalaripayattu (Kalari) artist.

Kalaripayattu is an ancient South Indian art which originated in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We spent one afternoon with Ashiq and our June Man of the Month Vichu, with photographer Andrew Adams.  Ashiq showed us some of his moves, while Andrew Captured these images below.

Ashiq is now excited to enter into the field of modeling.

Here’s a few words from the Man of the Month himself;

It was Mohammed the hawk Shahid, the great international MMA fighter who motivated me and made me a fighter in the cage I was doing martial arts for last 9 years, and really enjoy this art form.  I will be studying more styles soon.

I am just beginning in the world of modeling and I was trying hard for opportunities. I was doing small shows in my home district in Kerala.
Then Andrew Adams contacted me about this shoot for Men of India.  He has given me great support and encouragement to enter this field. He had a great personality at the shoot, and its my pleasure working for him and Men of India.
Thanks  for all the support by every one.

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