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Franklin Joseph quotes on women’s safety initiatives offered by cab companies

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Time Out finds out if women’s safety initiatives offered by cab companies deliver on their promises

What seems to plague cab companies’ customers is the unavailability of cabs during peak hours, and trained personnel.

Franklin Joseph, CEO and Chief Instructor of BadAzz Krav-Maga Self-Defense Military Combat Academy, Bangalore, who offers women’s safety workshops, concurs. “These initiatives only provide a psychological security to women, it’s not real,” he said. “Women should not depend on technologies as they do not guarantee mental calmness. They have to be self-confident and only then things change. They have to be alert, assertive and strongly verbal at all times.”

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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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