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“Women Self Defense: Beware of the crap being sold in Self Defense” Franklin Joseph Part1


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I have read many many articles of Women Self Defense. It’s so interesting what martial artist are selling now-a-days in the name of Women Self Defense. Pardon my french, Bullshit! Let me  share some thoughts.

Remember, my aim is not to condemn authentic martial arts or genuine instructors, I am a student of martial arts myself, so I respect them all. Nor my aim is to attract women in my class by telling everyone is bad out there. I have used some of these very tactics to SELL my product, so it’s not a very good business sense to expose it myself. But enough is enough, I would rather have educated critics as students than money bringing ignorant fools. Maybe, it will force me to change my marketing strategy, hey I like challenges anyway. BadAzz for life! 

[is_singular][] [Post][/is_singular] Women especially need to be educated and smart enough to see what is best product out there that will ACTUALLY prevent, avoid, defend and escape you from harms way.

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Media Magic

  • Recently, I saw a video of a women self defense where it’s saying when the women is attacked or grabbed, she must FEEL the rapist or molester for weapons. Maybe for a male victim feeling up another man is still to some extend fine…. but it’s seems the video has forgotten one basic fact, women victims do not want to molest or feel up potential rapist!!!
  • Then the video goes on showcasing so called simple techniques of having epilepsy fit or sneezing and hitting the molester or bending his fingers after that etc. Please do not fall for such ‘easy’ techniques where few fancy moves shows a bigger guy falling on his feet. Nothing in life is easy, love, marriage, money or self defense.

Web of Words

  • We are attracted to words.  We get easily tangled in the web of words the self defense school will throw at you: Reality based, Reflex action based tactics, Best for Women, Easy to learn, Women Self Defense, Mixed Martial arts, Real life training, Best for Women, Discounted Price, Weight loss etc.
  • Read about it, about the martial art or self defense you are or what to learn especially from a women point of view.

Designed for Women or not?

  • Go on the internet and see what women have told about that martial art.
  • Ask yourself, will this really work for me when I am not ready for the fight, when I am wearing a saree, when he is bigger and stronger than me,
  • Will I need to be stronger, fitter in simple words change myself drastically to defend myself ? Don’t get me wrong, working out to be stronger, fitter, weight loss is a good thing, but telling you that you are not fit enough, slim enough, young enough, strong enough to even protect yourself, that is a wrong thought either given by any martial art or even by yourself.
  • If you read about some random women giving comments about that class, go to the class, see those women in action, talk to them and talk to other women who names or photos have not been printed online.

Requires strength, fitness level and flexibility?

  • Lot of tactics shown and taught in martial arts requires strength, good fitness level and great flexibly.
  • Those masters have invested years and years of hard work, pain, sweat and blood to come to a point where whatever they looks so easy.
  • So most of these martial arts are not designed for someone who does not fit that mold.
  • Of-course, they will either teach you something simpler and easier which will give you a false confidence so that you pay for the classes.


[ Krav Maga Bangalore Israeli Self Defense ]
[ Power to Women Safety Empowerment Workshops ]
[ Franklin Joseph Blog Article ]
Part 3: Franklin Joseph: “Beware of the junk being taught in name Women Self Defense”


Franklin Joseph

Guru-ji Franklin Joseph was born into the slums of Delhi, and from an early age he was exposed to the world of sexual abuse & violent crime. After surviving 22-25 years, he converted his bad experience into positive knowledge and today his organization "Indian Institute of Special Tactics and Combat Science" focuses to empower the men, women & child to defend themselves against crime, violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse. His major projects also cover corporate workshops and seminars to schools & colleges all over India. He also imparting knowledge through his academy in Bangalore. 'Guru-ji' and 'Dr. Safety' are the alias given to him by his members or followers. Over the years, 'Guru-ji' has been nominated and won various awards including Best Service Excellence award 2017 by London based Luxury Travel Magazine, United Kingdom. OSAC (United States Department) organization gave recommendation in its Women Safety Report 2014 stating "Franklin Joseph is the good Self Defense instructor that also focuses on psychological empowerment in his workshops". 'Guru-ji' Franklin Joseph has been featured in articles by press media like TOI, DNA, Deccan Herald, ZeeTV, CNN-IBN, NDTV 24x7, Radio one etc., to highlight special tactics & psychological combat science.

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