Abhijeet Kulkarni: BadAzz Warrior

Abhijeet Kulkarni: “I am Physically / Mentally Stronger, Confident Responsible Warrior”

Posted on Posted in Quotes

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.” – Sun Tzu – The Art of War

Abhijeet Kulkarni: The history of our civilisation has and is characterised by a war for survival. Attack and self-defence, fight or flight are the key responses of all animals, including Man to threatening stimuli.

As a martial arts aficionado, I have always been fascinated by the art of fighting. This fascination drove me towards learning Krav Maga at Badazz Combat Academy two years ago.On my very first day,the sheer energy and enthusiasm within the studio and the motivational training by Guru-ji (Sir in Hindi language) Franklin Joseph convinced me that I had made the right decision to learn this art at the right academy in Bangalore.

Out of the few people who have heard of Krav Maga, a large majority of them believe that all Krav Maga Bangalore practitioners need to be large and muscular. However, this art of combat is more psychological than physical. It entirely depends on the limits to which one is willing to push one’s body to.

An amazing part about the training is the Guru-ji Franklin Joseph’s feedback/lecture session, where one gets to ask questions about the tactics and even suggest possible variations. This forms an important part of the class since it gives one a chance to revisit the tactic step-by-step. It is here that one gets to notice the reasons behind the different attacks, defences and movements.

In light of the horrific attack in Delhi, a bus workshop was organised by Guru-ji Franklin Joseph last month. This gave each and every one of us the chance to understand the stress involved when it comes to fighting in a bus. It was also an excellent opportunity for us to adapt and alter the basic Krav Maga techniques from an open to a confined space.

We had adrenaline-pumping drills, strenuous weapons classes and skill-sharpening games – all this served with humour-laden training tips from Guruji. However, with fun, there is also rebuke and injury involved. I have lost count of the number of times Guruji Franklin Joseph scolded me for my “filmy” fighting during my first couple of classes. There has not been a single time when I have walked out of the studio without any cuts, bruises or swellings.

However, these are the times when one’s resolve and strength are truly tested. At the end of two years, I have become physically and mentally stronger, more confident, more aware and most importantly, being a responsible warrior. Now, leaving for Australia, I will put in use the knowledge of not fighting when provoked, cherish the experience and warmth received in BadAzz Krav Maga Military Combat Academy and follow the principles Guru-ji Franklin Joseph shared.

Franklin Joseph

'Dr. Safety' Franklin Joseph is founder & CEO of 'Indian Institute of Special Tactics And Combat Science and conducts corporate workshops as a Women / Child Safety Specialist. He is also Founder & is a Chief Instructor of BadAzz Krav Maga Self Defense Military Combat Academy. From 1986, he started researching and educating himself on Safety Empowerment to help him heal and elevate himself from his own 22 years of sexual abuse and violent past. From 2004, he started learning and practicing Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense in Delhi and has been trained by legends like Master Vicky Kapoor and Israeli guru's like Avi Moyal, Shlomi Moyal, Gabi Noah, Amnon Darsa etc. He also assisted Mr. Vicky Kapoor in many tactical training with Military, Police and Special Forces. Now, apart from running his self defense academy, he has conducted 100+ corporate workshops of 'PowerToWomen.in' : Women's Safety Awareness, Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence and Sexual Harassment & Abuse. He is also featured in various newspapers and magazine along with TV Channels.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle PlusYouTube

The short URL of the present article is: http://kravmagabangalore.in/ZvXWG