VENBA.M.THOLKAPPIYAN was born on 21.06.1994. He Belongs to Venbavur village, Veppanthattai taluk in Perambalur district.
Shri Venba M.Tholkappian learns all the nuances and intricacies of silambam art from his mentor Dronachariyar T.A.ANGAPPA Shri Venba M.Tholkappian completed his under graduation in chemistry at PSG Arts College in Coimbatore. Later, he pursued his post graduation at kongunadu arts and Science College. After successful completion of his studies, he has conducted a slew of social awareness programmers and street dramas.
Currently he is functioning as silambam trainer in kongu nadu arts and science college, Coimbatore.
THOLKALAI SILAMBAM, an ancient and traditional martial art, was inaugurated in Coimbatore in the year of 2013.
THOLKALAI SILAMBAM was launched in Coimbatore by SHRI VENBA.M.THOLKAPPIAN, M.SC, B.Ed and MR.E.ARUMUGAM MSW
The main mission of THOLKALAI is to strive for propagation the age old traditional martial art to all people, irrespective of caste, creed, race and religion all people should be made to understand the greatness and ancientness of our millennium old art of silambam.
We can realize that silambam is not only a musical workout but also an art which enriches the minds and emotional quotient of the practioners,
We all know that our people are obsessed with the western culture and western style physical workouts
We can shun the western style of exercises, and we can bring our masses under the ambit of our traditional physical workouts style such as silambam, an art of using long sticks.
We can carry forward the THOLKALAI SILAMBAM to our future generation!.....Read More
USES OF PRACTICING SILAMBAM:
Traditional Art: Silambam is one of the traditional and ancient forms of art in Tamilnadu. It was of the most famous forms of art during the Chera, Chola,Pandian and Pallava kingdom. Though it had a fall in the middle, it rose to greater heights in the present period and was also introduced in the South Asian games. Hence it is our duty to learn, practice and teach this ancient and traditional art.
Martial Arts: A person who gains dexterity in rotating the pole (stick) can even stop a stone being pelted on him. For those who have mastered this art can defend themselves even when attacked by ten persons at a time. Hence Silambam should be learnt as for the purpose of self defense.
Exercise Games: The adage of the elderly people, “Health is Wealth” becomes a way of life for those who learn Silambam continually. Over a period of time, such persons will be cured from chronic and long lasting diseases like asthma and diabetes. Hence Silambam is an art of physical workout (exercise).
Exhibition Game: After mastering Silambam, particularly Thee silambam (performance with fire sticks) the art can be performed to amuse people and get their appreciation during family functions, temple festivals and in college functions in the area one lives.
Tournament Games: After learning Silambam well one can express his individuality by competing in various competitive events. State and District level Silambam competitions are being held nowadays. By winning in these competitions one can get certificates, medals and above all recognition that could enhance one’s job prospectus.