There is an alarming increase in knife/gun crimes, sexual assaults, kidnapping and murders in our streets, home and workplace. Corporate female staff, house wives or young girls or children does not have the time to invest in year of martial arts nor the ladies wish to engage in a fist fight after work or in house. At the time of need, there is only one thing you can trust! Your instincts, reflexes and the core strength of being a human being being re-enforced with ‘Power to Women’ knowledge.
I am a social entrepreneur and a women safety empowerment specialist who has worked for more than 7+ years with children and women who were sexually and violently abused. I did research with my friend Mrs. Ottilie Kumar, a Women Psychologist to understand her point of view as a women, what she would feel before, during and after an violent sexual assault.
Here is what I learned…
Can Punch or Kick solve all women problems?
Women Self Defense is not about some punches, kicks or tricks/tactics of some system or martial arts. Punches, Kicks, Tactics alone does not help a women when she has to live in the same community or house of her tormentors. Sexual Abuse of Women, Violence against Women and Victimization or Victim blaming of women DOES NOT follow the principals of martial art which is honor, fair play, no undue use of strength etc. There is a big difference between studio training of women self defense and real life application where a women is actually safe.
In fact, martial arts is a more of a male point of view of how to handle situations, which a female victim cannot relate to. Women Self Defense subject itself need to be re-born, and so-called women self defense instructors and martial arts experts teaching women need to re-educate themselves to see the problem from a women point of view. Bangalore mega-city is second highest in Crime in India among all mega-city. Delhi is rape capital of India. 2000 years of martial arts is not helping the women! 2000 years of mental outlook of men who train in martial arts is not helping the women! It’s time for women to make a smart decision about where to train and who to train with. Someone with just certificates or someone with knowledge, experience and grass-root level vision of the subject.
I am learning more than teaching
I am blessed to have worked more than 7 years with children and women who were sexually and physically abused, as apart from there survival spirit which inspired me, I gained so much knowledge, which helped me designed ‘Power to Women’ Workshops. All the debates and arguments with Mrs. Ottilie, a psychologist also gave me a sneak peek into the mind of a women especially when she is faced with trauma. Every time I conduct a Corporate or Organisational Wellness Women Self Defense workshops on Women Safety Awareness, Women Self Defense and Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence and Sexual Abuse Workshop, I am actually learning more than teaching from the answer and questions of the women participants.
Military mindset to help the women
These workshops also includes Krav Maga an Israeli Military Self Defense system which is practiced in realistic scenario, what a women would actually face and how the women should be taught to neutralize her attacker in spite of her small size, her lack of fitness and her limited strength while she is dealing with shock, surprise and pain of the assault. So the workshops mixed two worlds: Tactics of Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense based on Reflex actions along with Women Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence and Sexual Abuse using Neuro Linguistic / Behavioral Drills and Psychological Empowerment techniques designed by me.
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In short, ‘PowertoWomen.in’ workshops empowers the women to look inside a find the strength of a tiger irrespective of her actual size, strength and age. Not just for threats against her but also to become and better human being, increasing productively, better decision making while handling stress and focus on positive solution even when fear and insecurity of our past freezes us.
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