Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints and vital-point strikes are also taught.
Silambam is an Indian martial art originating in South India in the Indian subcontinent. This style is mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature. The first stages of Silambam practice are meant to provide a foundation for fighting, and also preparatory body conditioning. This includes improving flexibility, agility, and hand-eye coordination, kinesthetic awareness, balance, strength, speed, muscular and cardiovascular stamina.
At Lightworkers Academy, the best CBSE Schools in Vandalur Kelambakkam Road students are taught karate & silambam as part of co curricular activity. 35 students from LWA, the best CBSE school in Perungalathur has won the South Indian Karate Championship held at Monfort School in St Thomas Mount Alandur. The students won the championship in the kata category, in individual talent 10 students won the first prize and 12 students won the second prize and 13 students won third prize . 5 students participated and won the national level silambam competition held at Ambattur.