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Bangalore Times: Is India really a safe place for women? Franklin Joseph quotes…
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Bangalore Times: Is India really a safe place for women? Franklin Joseph quotes…

And these images change the way women are being perceived, says Franklin Joseph, who conducts workshops to empower women. "When a family watches a film in which a man beats up a woman, and a father has no issues watching it, the son gets a subconscious message that it's OK for him to commit the same acts. Motheusually have no say on the matter and the silence is proof of the power of the man," says Franklin. (more…)
The Indian Express: Post-Guwahati shame, sale of self-defence tools on the rise in Bangalore
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The Indian Express: Post-Guwahati shame, sale of self-defence tools on the rise in Bangalore

Excerpt from Guru Franklin Joseph Experts suggest this might not be the only solution and that people need to stay on guard round-the-clock. "Pepper spray can be a handy tool, but being aware of your surroundings is more important. In the last one week, we've had a large number of single working women and worried parents enrolling their teenage daughters in our Krav Maga self-defence classes," says Franklin Joseph, self-defence instructor, Badass Combat Academy. Further, many are buying telescopic batons and stun guns — though they cost a little more than pepper sprays — which are handy, he added. --- Franklin Joseph Pepper sprays, stun guns, telescopic batons and knives are a few things that Bangaloreans have been getting their hands on in the last one week. The recent G...
Deccan Chronicle Newspaper: Ready for combat
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Deccan Chronicle Newspaper: Ready for combat

Deccan Chronicle Newspaper A few days ago, a 14-years -old boy was attacked in the city by three older boys, but thanks to his martial arts skills, the boy was alert enough to catch one of the attackers. In an other shocking incident, two teenagestabbed a 33-years -old businessman. If you want to survive in the big bad version of Bengaluru, then self defence comes to your rescue. From martial arts to Krav Maga, the number of youngsteopting for self-defence classes has increased. (more…)
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Stand in line for helpline
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Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Stand in line for helpline

The question is: To dial 100 or not when you need help. While some say that the emergency helpline came to their aid, there are others who question its 'functioning'. The cops have their say too She was walking down the road to catch a ride home; the bus stop was five minutes away. 10.45 pm; the city was not yet asleep, but it was winding down for the day. The Trinity Church road, leading to old Airport road, was bereft of pedestrians, except for Kavita Kumari, a journalist with a national weekly. Clad in mommy-jeans, sneakers, XXL kurta, and carrying a plump backpack, Kumari walked tall and strong at 5'9" and 89 kgs. She didn't notice the bare road or the eerie silence punctuated occasionally by a noisy horn of a speeding Qualis. She's been a news woman for more than a decade; travelli...
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper : Kicking butt with Krav Maga
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Bangalore Mirror Newspaper : Kicking butt with Krav Maga

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper Crash course shows citizens how to stay safe on the streets There was just one rule at the Krav Maga session organised by Bangalore Mirror on Saturday: Don't hesitate to kick butt if you want to be safe. Krav Maga is the fighting technique developed by the Israeli armed forces. The Hebrew phrase means 'contact combat'. (more…)
Deccan Herald Newspaper: Take that punch!
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Deccan Herald Newspaper: Take that punch!

It is always better to be safe than sorry. There is heightened awareness among people about self defence mechanisms, and the rise in the different institutes teaching such martial arts just proves the point. However, apart from defence and fitness, people choose to learn martial arts for other reasons too. (more…)
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Be safe, than be sorry
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Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Be safe, than be sorry

Yesterday, we explained how women can use simple things to counter attack when in danger. In the concluding part of our series, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore expert Franklin Joseph tells you how to arm yourself if you get caught in precarious situations. Be it on a crowded street, at your workplace, or even in a cab on your way back home. Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 1 You are walking on the road and suddenly a car stops, few men grab you and try to pull you in.... (more…)
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Attack the attackers
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Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Attack the attackers

An expert in Krav Maga Bangalore, Guru Franklin Joseph (Israeli Army's self-defence method) shows how 'simple things' like cell phones, keys or handbag can come in handy to scare the assailants. After a relative lull, the city was shaken once again with the gang rape of a 24-years -old Jharkhand girl, before she was mugged, kidnapped and kept captive (for 14 hours ). The MBA graduate was returning home near the swish Electronic City. The incident once again raises serious questions about women's safety, especially at night. It was only in 2005, a BPO employee Prathibha was raped and killed in Bangalore. (more…)
DNA India Newspaper: A punch in time can save a life
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DNA India Newspaper: A punch in time can save a life

Krav Maga, a self-defence technique developed in Israel, literally means 'contact combat' or 'close combat'. Relying on human instincts, this hand-to-hand combat involves wrestling, boxing, grappling and striking techniques. With traces of street fighting techniques, Krav Maga is easy to adapt and reproduce. "Krav Maga is a form of self-defence that deals with realistic scenarios where there are no rules. It deals with prevention from threat, psychological buildup to empowerment, verbal self-defence, soft and hard tactical defence against eve-teasing, groping, molestation and rape. It is an instant realisation and reaction to an action or attack," says Franklin Joseph, instructor, Israeli Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore Self-Defence in Richmond Town. Franklin Joseph is the only Krav M...
Deccan Chronical Newspaper: Krav Maga Work your mind
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Deccan Chronical Newspaper: Krav Maga Work your mind

Bengalureans are proving to be an enterprising lot as they enroll in droves to workshops, focused on various issues. Nabendu Gupta, who holds seminaon team-building, believes that local youngsteare interested in personality development. "They are very enthusiastic, which is a pleasure to see." Nabendu believes that the skills taught here are invaluable, "We focus on how to take a group of people and turn it into a team." (more…)