Nitin Varma Manthena: God and my Krav Maga training helped me save my family

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Sir Frank,

That day only things that saved us when my family went through the car accident was Gods grace and the Krav Maga training that was given to me by you. To perform and think properly under stress.

[] [Post] When the car accident happened, everyone was disoriented and scared including me. But someone in my head was telling me what to do. First thing was check to see if I was injured.  Then I checked the surroundings of our car. After making sure that we are not in path of any other vehicle, I started to check the others for injuries. I found that Dad was stuck between the steering wheel and seat and cannot be moved without help. I let him stay him in that position. My sister was sitting on the passenger side, I checked her and found her to be ok so I loosened her seat belt and took her to a side. Then I checked my mom. My mother was seriously injured on her head and face and had some internal bleeding also. So I asked my sister to call 108. My grand mother was in shock and could not walk, so with the help of few civilians, I got her out and made her sit on the side. But dad was still stuck and people where trying to pull him out. I told them to stop as this might cause more damage. One of the civilian gave an idea to use a rope tied to a truck to lift the steering wheel which was pinning him down and thus pulled him out. By the time ambulance came I have already prepared the injury details and I gave the list to them. Once the ambulance started I called my relatives who arranged every thing in the hospital.

In my view, Krav Maga is not just about fighting, but handling worst situation in best possible way and survive the situation in best possible. When all this was going on it was just like someone was telling me what to step by step. Keeping me calm.

Guru Franklin Joseph: When I say this that God and you are the only reason that me and my family are alive today, I mean it from my heart. Even the doctors where stunned when I told them what happened. They also said it was only my training and my calmness that saved my parents. I gave the injury details that I sent to them to help them diagnose everything quickly…

Having knowledge is one thing. But being able to use it in right time is what make it worth. And one can do it when he trained to perform and make correct decisions under stress.

Thank you Guru Franklin Joseph… I pray to God tho give strength so that you can train other like me to save them selves and their loved ones.

Nitin Varma Manthena

Excerpt from Guru Franklin Joseph

Thanks for your blessing and sharing such a trauma with us. I pray your dad and mom would recover fully from their injuries. My job as a instructor is a tough job with not such much perks and financial benefits. I travel 10 hours every week to conduct these classes which take a heavy toll on my health and fitness, making it’s very hard to recover from my combat injuries. It’s tough, but whenever, I hear such instances where the Krav Maga training has helped the Krav Maga practitioner beyond it’s normal sphere, I feel the urge to continue my path as a teacher. Thanks, I really needed these words :). — 

Guru Franklin Joseph is a Israeli certified Senior Civilian Instructor of Krav Maga Bangalore, an Israeli Elite Military Self Defense Combat system Mixed Martial Arts with no-rules, battle-tested, fast-paced, reflex-action based tactics dedicated to no-holds-barred combat for the purpose of street survival practiced in real life scenario based training.


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 '' : 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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