Sabdavedhi (Meng Yan Dongzuo (蒙眼动作))

Acharya Raghu close to 60, executing a rare skill of Sabdavedhi (Meng Yan Dongzuo (蒙眼动作)), an exclusive element of Sailum Martial Arts, at Garden City University on 8th February 2017 in front of a large audience he broke a pot held at an height of 7 feet by a blind folded flying spin kick.

The Guru


Acharya Babu T. Raghu (Chinese name: Mountain Mist), founder of Zen monastery (Bangalore), is an accomplished Hatha Yogi and Martial Artist who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Hatha Yoga, Zen Buddhism, and Shaolin Kung-Fa. For over 40 years, he has trained disciples across India in these arts. A Himalayan yogi, he is one of the few people to have performed esoteric Hatha Yogic Kriyas like Tsumo and Lung-gom at altitudes of over 18,000 feet. As a psychologist, he is deeply involved in the study of the bio-psychological effects of meditation practices. A qualified historian and archaeologist, he is researching different subjects like the Indian character of Zen, origins of Shaolin Kung-Fa, and the life of Nagarjuna.

As a martial artist and National Black Belt champion, he has practiced various styles over 40 years. He was trained in Tae-Kwon-Do at National Police College, South Korea, and was conferred a degree in Kung-Fa from China. He founded the Sailum Martial Arts Academy of India that has trained thousands of students across the country. A leading expert in the field, he has  delivered several seminars on Zen Buddhism, mind over matter, Hatha Yogic roots of Kung-Fa, and holistic well being.
An avid mountaineer trained at ABVIMAS, Acharya Raghu has led over 25 Major Himalayan Expeditions. He is also a certified paramotor pilot from FAI (Thailand), and qualified advance scuba diver from PADI (Australia). A wildlife and nature enthusiast, he has led hundreds of Wildlife treks, awareness camps and rallies across India.

click here to buy the book Bodhidharma Retold: A Journey from Sailum to Shaolin - Vol.1  by Acharya Babu T. Raghu (Author)

yi jin jing [explained] || sequence 1 and 2 - calm the mind

 "Yi-Jin-Jing" or muscle-tendon transformation classic is a form of extremely soft Kung-fu introduced by Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen and Shaolin Kung-fu. It has been practiced for over 1,000 years by Shaolin monks. It involves an interplay between the 3 bodies - the physical body's strength, spirit of the mind, and 'Chi' (Prana) or vital energy, and strives to achieve a harmony between these 3 bodies.  

18th April 2020

100 push-ups in 1 minute with 10 kg

 60-year-old Hatha Yogi and Shaolin Grandmaster initiate #coronachallenge #1minutepushupchellange 

to inspire young and old to #stayfit #stayhome #staysafe

4th April 2020


National Camp led by veteran Grandmaster Acharya Raghu, a practitioner of Shaolin Kung-fu and Hatha Yoga for over 40 years. 



Derived from the geographical location of Srisailum hill ranges in the southern part of India.

The findings are elaborately discussed in his historical research book "Bodhidharma Retold".
Also, this unique work is a pioneering attempt to unravel the mystery around Bodhidharma, the enigmatic founder of Chan (Zen) and Shaolin Kung-Fa. The two-volume research attempts a first of its kind comprehensive study on Bodhidharma’s life and legend in both India and China – tracing his journey from a remote geographical location in the Southern part of India called Mt. Sailam, to the immensely popular Shaolin temple in Northern China.  Volume I is devoted to a study on Bodhidharma’s life in China. Contrary to the belief of certain modern scholarship that has reduced Bodhidharma to a mythical figure, the material presented first proves that historically, there lived a monk named Bodhidharma. The work then goes on to ascertain his role in importing, propagating, and essentially founding the culture of Chan (Zen) and Shaolin Kung-Fa. In a revolutionary effort, by drawing several parallels between the culture of Chan and Indian esoteric Buddhism, the study proves that Shaolin Kung-Fa finds its roots in Indian Hatha Yoga. In the process, several historical ‘black boxes’ have been scrutinized, leading to some radical findings that are certain to go against a few deep-rooted beliefs related to the life of Bodhidharma and provide a paradigm shift in this field of research. 




  •  Seven Animal Stances and movements:

1. Snake, 2. Dragon, 3. Tiger, 4. Bear, 5. Crane, 6. Monkey, 7. Leopard

  • Ten Animal Shouts:

1. Lion, 2. Dragon, 3. Tiger, 4. Snake, 5. Bear, 6. Monkey, 7. Crocodile, 8. Elephant, 9. Crickets & 10. Cicada.

  • Sixteen Animal Cries:

(All the shouts and cries are the purpose of realizing Shakti and for sudden awakening. The Shouts are practiced in the form of SAILUM Pranayama).

  • Weapon Practices:

Staff, Sword and Bow (Archery).

  • Dhammu Practice:

Human body thermoregulation at very high altitudes in Himalayas at subzero temperature is practiced in the form of 'Dhammu'.

  • Durvatvagamin Practice:

A long tramp covering extraordinary distances is practiced in the form of  'Durvatvagamin'.

  • Shatkarma Practice:

Neti, Dhauti, Basti, Trataka, Nauli and Kapalabhati are practiced in its own way and understanding.

  • Eight kinds of Suryanamaskaras.
  • Jalayoga - Underwater practices.


Aims and Objectives

 Attaining twenty four Sididhies:

  • Anima - Atomization
  • Laghima - Levitation
  • Mahima - Magnification
  • Prapti - Extension
  • Prakamya - Efficacy
  • Esitva - Sovereignty
  • Vasitva - Mastery
  • Karnavasaitva - Capacity to will
  • Doorasravana
  • Parakayapravesha
  • Manoyayitva
  • Sarvajna
  • Vahistambha
  • Jalastambha
  • Chiranjeevitva
  • Vayastambha
  • Kshuptipasa
  • Kayauyuhapravesa
  • Vaksidhi
  • Mrutanayan
  • Pranakarshana
  • Pranadana
  • Indriyastambha
  • Bhudhistambha


SAILUM Philosophy


SAILUM encourage the practitioner to find his/her true self through Trikaya practices i.e. Nirmana kaya, Sambhoga kaya and Dharma kaya.

Through the intense practice of body, brain and mind the practitioner is allowed to experience the very inner, latent energy or shakti, thereby raising him to superhuman levels of experiences.

SAILUM follows 84 Siddhas. Highest rank in SAILUM Practices is Siddha Purusha followed by Acharya.

Guru - Sishya (student or disciple) is strictly practiced in SAILUM.

SAILUM practitioners believes in defeating self and not others, therefore SAILUM is not a Martial Sport but a Martial Art.


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