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Franklin Joseph ‘Fighting Fit’ article : TimeOut Bengaluru Magazine

TimeOut Magazine Bengaluru Article On Franklin Joseph

Guru Franklin Joseph, CEO and Chief Instructor BadAzz Krav-Maga Self-Defense Military Combat Academy, Bangalore  is featured in main article of TimeOut Bengaluru Magazine. In the January edition of Timeout Bengaluru Magazine, under the ‘Fighting Fit’ main feature, the magazine has listed 10 ways to get healthy.

In the 6th Fitness resolution, they have listed ‘Learn Self Defense’. The author Asawari Ghatage was nice enough to invite me into her office headquarters to understand about the workshops I conduct.

She was highly impressed by Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense tactics as well my Power to Women Psychological Empowerment Corporate workshops against Crime, Violence, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse.

She in fact asked a very good and intelligent question which rarely a reporter have asked me.

“What is the difference between Women Self Defense and Self Defense for Men?”

Every women who wishes to train in Self Defense must ask this question to her instructor. And if the instructor, says it’s the same, or showcases just some tricks then he is only promoting his martial arts class and has no clue about the difference between how men and women perceive self defense.

Read the full article in the TimeOut Bengaluru Magazine website


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 24×7, Radio one etc., to highlight special tactics & psychological combat science.

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