Last updated on July 21st, 2023 at 12:46 pm
We (my father Guruji Franklin Joseph, CEO, Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science and myself Krystal Joseph, CEO & Specialist, iTeachiPower.in) held the Power To Women Self Defence Corporate Workshop for the women employed in the manufacturing facility of Arvind Mills in Bangalore. Because they required a consultant who spoke their native language, the workshop was conducted in Kannada. Because I was more fluent in spoken kannada, I was assigned as the workshop’s lead speaker / specialist.
Transformation from vague to analytical answers
In our Power To Women Krav Maga Self Defense workshop, we demonstrated a simple crime scenario involving a man grabbing a woman’s hand. I asked them how a girl could get out of a situation like this. Some said they’d kick the person, while others said they’d throw chilly powder at them. One of them even threatened to stab them with a knife. When I asked if they had any chilly power or a knife with them, they stated no. These superficial responses are frequently based on fear and the influence of movies. In reality, they are neither effective nor practical. Because they hadn’t previously had the opportunity to think about and analyse such simple crime scenarios, their responses were more generalist and vague.
As a specialist of Krav Maga Self Defense, I noticed a difference in their eyes, voice, and posture towards the end of the hour in our Power To Women Krav Maga Self Defense Corporate Workshop because of the knowledge they gained here. Their eyes had been enlightened, their voices had become more lively and confident, and their posture had strengthened. As a result, their responses became more analytically correct and tactically sound.
Modification from unskilled to skilled technician
While teaching them a Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense tactic, I noticed some women pulling their hands instead of pushing their elbows. Because Krav Maga combines Combat Science and Psychological Empowerment, this is a critical tactical aspect of the technique. These errors were significantly reduced during training after I explained it several times and required them to practise it several times. I chose participants at random and asked them questions about the tactics they had recently been taught. We even asked some of the female participants to stand in front of the audience and demonstrate the tactics they had recently studied. Most of us stammer or freeze in fear when faced with situations where we’re required to stand and answer in front of people. As a Power To Women Krav Maga Self Defense specialist we encourage and educate them on how to perform under stress. Even under the gaze of others, by the end of the Power To Women Krav Maga Self Defence workshop, the majority of the participants were answering like competent technicians. A number of those present were even excited to assist and train those who were frozen or were making mistakes in the execution of Krav Maga Self Defense tactics.
Upgradation from silent spectator to energetic participants
The women staff were apprehensive about whether they would be able to perform the Krav Maga Self Defense hand grab release tactic I was teaching them. Some doubt themselves because of their reservations about their older or younger age, lack of size and strength, as well as their fear of the consequences of their actions. One of my responsibilities as a Power To Women Krav Maga Self Defense Specialist is to ensure that they become skilled technicians focused on the scientific and strategic aspects of the technique and avoid being caught up in internal emotions and external reactions. To give them confidence that they could do it, I asked my father, who is twice my size and strength, to hold my hand.
To make the technique even more difficult, my father, Franklin Joseph, asked a staff member who was stronger and taller than him to hold my hand. With little effort, I was able to release and gain the participants’ trust in the technique’s effectiveness. I made them practise the Krav Maga Self Defense technique several times and increased the count rate to increase the stress. We divided them into groups and assigned them to practise with people of varying physiques and strength. Finally, when questioned, the majority of them were energetically performing the Krav Maga Self Defense tactics.
In conclusion, one of the participants’ feedback was that they wanted more of these Power To Women Krav Maga Self Defense Corporate workshop and that they had fun despite working in the Arvind Mills factory all day, which is an indirect positive pat on the back. The general manager was pleased with the workshop’s outcome and was astounded by how easily the women acquired and utilised Krav Maga Self Defense tactics.