Eight-year-old South Indian girl performs incredible martial arts out at sea

An eight-year-old girl in South India demonstrates impressive martial arts skills on a boat even in rough seas. The incredible video was filmed in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu state on Thursday 2 September. Slethama is a young girl who loves 'Silambam' a martial art that originated in Tamil Nadu. She started learning it from age five and, having practiced hard, is now an expert. To push herself even harder she had the idea to try it on an unstable surface, so now she trains on a boat out at sea, getting better every time. Performing Silambam on stable ground is not easy but she is now able to swirl the bamboo stick perfectly even when the boat is hit by harsh tides. Her parents are amazed at her skill.

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