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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

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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.

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