Jay Kay: Krav Maga helps developing a survival mentality

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Krav Maga or in English Contact Combat. With all due respect to other martial arts/combat sports, we don’t do Bruce Lee style 1 inch punch or Tony Jaa style flying kicks.

[is_singular][KravMagaBangalore.in] [Post][/is_singular] What we do is pure and simple. Its easy to learn as it uses the body’s natural reaction/posture to defend against attacks and most importantly counterattack simultaneously. Its not only about the physical aspect of combat but also developing a survival mentality.

My instructor Guru Franklin Joseph always tells us, “A donkey can kick! What’s the difference between you and a donkey, if you can just kick!”. He always insists that we learn more than 100%. If we learn a technique, we practice it for the entire class until perfected. And at the end of the class, we not only have to demonstrate but also answer a lot of “why” questions.

And the most interesting thing is he keeps changing the surrounding and situations of combat. If someone’s got an arm injury we learn how to defend with one hand, sometimes blindfolded combat, sometimes in a park on the the ground. We never know.

Although its tough and physically demanding the fun we have has made us form a brotherhood. I can safely say “A band of brothers”! I’ve been training since May 11 and am looking forward to a lifetime of learning.

Plus now we have got new training on Non-Lethal Pocket Stick Ninja Kubaton Self Defense, Knife Fighting and Collapsible Batons etc. Jay Kay


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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