WarYoga draws from several ancient lineages. The roots of WarYoga are wide and deep, including grappling in its ancient and modern forms, yogic practice as well as Vedic and Indo-European fire ritual.
The term WarYoga was first coined by William Calvani in reference to Jiu Jitsu. The phrase very quickly became associated with the Vyayam exercise practice that he and fellow grappler Tom Billinge had been using for their strength and conditioning. The two men then laid the foundation of the practice and concepts of WarYoga. They travelled to India together to solidify the system and to learn the finer details of Kushti wrestling and Vyayam.
Today, Tom is the standard-bearer of WarYoga. He has revisited India and has continued the work on his own, developing the system further into a holistic practice that can be adopted by anyone who wants to gain true strength physically, mentally and spiritually. Tom has written the WarYoga book, which lays out the concepts and practice for those looking to become a WarYogin.
The roots of WarYoga run deep, so the branches can reach the up into the celestial sphere.