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A few days ago, a 14-year-old boy was attacked in the city by three older boys, but thanks to his martial arts skills, the boy was alert enough to catch one of the attackers.

In another shocking incident, two teenagers stabbed a 33-year-old businessman.

If you want to survive in the big bad version of Bengaluru, then self defence comes to your rescue. From martial arts to Krav Maga, the number of youngsters opting for self-defence classes has increased.

[] [Post] They have a mixed martial arts class where they imbibe different kinds of marital arts like Brazlian Jijitsu, Kung Fu, Judo etc. “We take the practical parts of each art — the things that will help you on the street when you’re mugged, attacked by a knife etc. We also teach people how to deal with situations where they wouldn’t want to fight as they’re outnumbered. We teach Parkour, which is the art of getting from one point to another in the quickest possible way,” he says.

In the wake of recent attacks, working professional Sonali M, says, “I’ve decided to join martial arts classes. Knowing how to defend myself will make living alone less scary.”

Franklin Joseph, an Israeli defence Krav Maga Bangalore instructor, says, “Earlier, self-defence was just about knowing how to fight back — the psychological aspect was not considered. But now, as seen in reports, most crimes are committed by people that the victims know, especially when it comes to women. Hitting and punching isn’t good enough; you have to be psychologically prepared too. We teach women how to deal with abuse, rape, molestation, eve-teasing etc. We teach the men how to deal with robberies, assault and how to protect their women.”


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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