Tag: Women Self Defense

Franklin Joseph: “Women Self Defense – Male dominance even in safety for Women?” – Part 3

Continued article from our Power to Women Corporate Women Self Defense Workshops Website >> Part 2

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. Read more…

Franklin Joseph: “Beware of the junk being taught in name of Women Self Defense” Part 3

Women Self Defense is mainly a male point of view martial arts where the focus is more on strength, size, fitness level etc. which is not applicable for most women. If the women is a small person, or her age is young, maybe she is physically not fit, or she is a older women etc these are some of the factors that effects the outcome of a street assault.

Older or Newer Martial Arts

  • Do not get caught by words like: karate, Kung Fu, Krav maga, mixed martial arts, realistic scenario training etc.. Lot of schools just use these names to attract clients.
  • Being 200 years old does not mean it is adaptable to modern crime scenarios. Can it handle simple crime situations when you are wearing skirts, silhouettes or saree etc?
  • Being old does not mean better, sometimes we need to modern prospective on crime, and criminals.

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Franklin Joseph: “Eve-teasing is usually considered a non-issue in India. How does one change that perception?”

In my point of view, Eve-teasing is a clap with two hands. One women and another man. And no I am not saying clothes is the reason. I purely see the issue of Women related crime as objectively as possible and try not to take side of women or man perspective.

In this Guwahati incident, one TV channel asks me what can we do with these monsters. Interestingly, these men are not some serial rapists who escaped from jail. They were someone brother, someone son, someone husband or someone girl’s father. They were walking or riding bikes back from work or going to home when they see this girl half naked and helpless and they do not hesitate to grope her and enjoy doing it without any fear of being caught in camera. Read more…

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