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Bangalore Mirror – Newspaper – Fist of Fury

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper - Fist of Fury - Franklin Joseph Feature Article

Last updated on February 26th, 2024 at 10:46 pm

Bangalore Mirror, Times of India Newspaper

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper took out a series of articles on Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense tactics showcased by Specialist Franklin Joseph, CEO of Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science, Dharwad.

The newspaper article’s main goal was to illustrate the simple scientific elements of Krav Maga Self Defense training, which even a little schoolgirl could master. Guruji Franklin Joseph was the pretending opponent, a man who was at least three or four times larger, stronger, and older than his student, schoolgirl in the picture. It also showcases women self defense against a bigger stronger opponent.

A woman should be able to pursue her goals without any obstacles in her way. She needs more than just courage, though, to thrive in a world dominated by men. Thus was created Krav Maga, a form of military self-defense for the Israel Defense Forces. Combining techniques from many martial arts, its emphasis is on technique and agility rather than power. In order to teach you self-defense techniques, we spoke with an expert for this series.

People stuff knives or pepper spray inside the bags they carry. It is more convenient to carry an umbrella or a key in your hands for quick and efficient use as “weapons.”

A hand grab is frequently the first action taken in a criminal incident. It is imperative that you take control of the situation at that moment. You too can be saved if this young girl can save herself.

Photos: P Muthu.
Author: Ananth Aravamudan

Fist of Fury – Part 1

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper

Dated: July 11, 2017

Step 1 : When he grabs you by your neck Krav Maga expert Franklin Joseph shows you how to counter the attack. Begin with stabilising yourself after the initial push and get a grip of his hand that’s throttling you.

Step 2 : Raise the same hand as the attackers in a way that your biceps touch the ears. Your forearm will be parallel to the ground.

Step 3 : Now, leading with your raised arm, rotate towards the attacker’s hand. This way, you use your core strength — muscles of the stomach, back, thigh — against the strength of his arm.

Step 4 : Under your pressure, he is forced to bend, which loosens his grip on your neck. It also inflicts enough pain to immobilise him for a few seconds, giving you time to run, or call for help.

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper - Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense - July 11, 2017
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper – Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense – July 11, 2017

Fist of Fury – Part 3

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper

Dated: July 12, 2017

The Key : Franklin Joseph says any tool is effective only when the person holding it, knows the right time to use it. In the picture, he shows how even a key can be potential killer if a person crosses the line. He also vouches for the humble umbrella as the person carrying it can look menacing too.

The Umbrella : Extend the umbrella towards the soft target of the throat if you see him approaching towards you with a threat. It has to be quick and sharp with the twist in your body to add energy.

If you want to hit the person, make sure you are making an imaginary 8 or X while hitting the attacker with your umbrella. The unpredictability makes it difficult for him to catch your hands.

If the opponent is already close, then use the umbrella as a baton, holding it with the hands on each end of the umbrella. Thrust the middle portion into the attacker’s throat.

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper - Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense - July 12, 2017
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper – Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense – July 12, 2017

Fist of Fury – Part 2

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper

Dated: July 13, 2017

Take matters into your own hands

Step 1 : Lift the wrist while making a tight fist. This will send a message to the attacker that you are not someone who is going to surrender that easy.

Step 2 : Grab your own wrist with your other hand, thus, making a triangle to help stabilise your upper body.

Step 3 : Use your lower body strength — twist, lift and move the leg 90 degrees towards the attacker’s thumb while keeping the triangle intact. This way your bigger muscles — thighs, back and stomach — generate enough power to open his grasp.

Step 4 : After release, bring your palm facing the attacker covering your upper torso in order to prepare yourself to defend against further attacks. Scan your surroundings and escape ASAP.

Bangalore Mirror Newspaper - Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense - July 13, 2017
Bangalore Mirror Newspaper – Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense – July 13, 2017

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About Specialist Franklin Joseph

Franklin Joseph
Social Entrepreneur, C.E.O. & Specialist
Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science
Guruji Franklin Joseph is one of the few people in the self-defense world with a thorough mastery of both fighting science and Krav Maga Self Defense techniques. He is a renowned expert in Israeli military Krav Maga self-defense, having studied the art for more than 20 years. Under the direction of renowned national and international Krav Maga instructors, Guruji Franklin Joseph has refined his skills while immersing himself in the teachings and principles of Krav Maga Self Defense. His persistent pursuit of surpassing the technical components of Krav Maga Self Defense has involved countless hours of research and analysis into a variety of crime scenarios, victim case studies, participant feedback from his workshops, regular academy members, etc.
An Unmatched Specialist
What really sets Guruji Franklin Joseph apart is his unwavering dedication to expanding his knowledge of the field of self-defense and learning new psychological and tactical techniques. He understands that true mastery necessitates a never-ending thirst for knowledge and experimentation—particularly when it comes to increasing the effectiveness of Krav Maga techniques. Because of his warrior mindset, he is able to provide priceless counsel and understanding to anyone wishing to strengthen their capacity for self-defense. You're embarking on a voyage of self-determination with Guruji Franklin Joseph, which will equip you with the mental, physical, and tactical toughness to take on any obstacle in real life, rather than just learning new abilities.
  • Devoted Mentor : An Exclusive, Energetic, and Distinctive Tactical Training Approach for Krav Maga Self Defense for Men, Women, and Children.
  • Dynamic Instructor : Emphasizes stronger underlying psychological foundations for empowering people.
  • Enthusiastic Ambassador : Encouraging self-defense as a means to foster wellness education, particularly for women, girls in schools and colleges, and kids.
A Legacy of Two Decades of Achievement
The community at large has come to know Guruji Franklin Joseph for his many unique psychological skill sets and his persistent commitment to imparting great Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense abilities to others. The dedication of Guruji Franklin Joseph to his profession is demonstrated not only by the depth of his training but also by his un-conventional instructing style, which combines psychological and tactical teaching. Over the course of two decades, he has trained a wide range of people, stressing the universal applicability of Krav Maga Self Defense & additional Psychological Skills as an effective self-defense system. These people have included security professionals, intelligence agents, military personnel, police officers, working professionals i.e., doctors, lawyers, surgeons etc., corporate men & women, school-aged or college-aged youth, etc.
His most noteworthy victories include :
  • Internationally Certified Instructor (Israel).
  • Specialist in Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense.
  • Specialist in Women & Kids Safety & Psychological Empowerment Skills.
  • Around 2 decades (20+ years) of professional experience in Self Defense sector.
  • Social Entrepreneur, Founder & C.E.O. – Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis and Combat Tactical Science, Dharwad.
  • Worked as an Assistance Instructor at Manesar, Haryana, for the N.S.G. (Black Cat) Anti-Terror Commandos.
  • Served as a Senior Instructor at SVPNPA, Hyderabad, for I.P.S., I.A.S., and I.R.S. probationary officers.
  • Awarded “Best Service” by Luxury Travel Magazine from London, United Kingdom.
  • “Instructor who focuses on both Psychological & Tactical Training” recommendation of Franklin Joseph by Overseas Security Advisory Council, an U.S. Department of State’s Women Safety Report in 2014.
  • For a period of over twenty years, conducted PAN India Corporate Safety & Self Defense Workshops for Men and Women.
  • Integrating in training psychological and tactical features such as Pro-active Combat Science, Guerrilla Hit & Run Deception Strategy, Neuro-Behavioral Crisis Management, Warrior Mindset, Fear Counterinsurgency, Pro-Failure Conversion Technique, Psychological Anti-Stress Conditioning, Critical Decision Life Safety Skills, Pressure Methodology, Pre-Conflict Situational Awareness, Post-Battle Quick Response, Stealth & Evasive Tactics, Emotional & Critical Balance, Verbal Modulation Instructions, Violence De-Escalation Techniques, Crime Radar Deterrence Manoeuvre, Criminal Profiling, Rope & Hammer Combat Fitness, Tyre Bone Rugged Drills, Body & Mind Pain Conditioning, Decrypting Pre-Crime Sequence, Battle Strength Training etc.
  • Guest Lecturer with education institutions like National Institute of Technology (NIT) – Tiruchirappalli,Indian Institute of Management Business (IIM) – Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Management Business (IIM) – Tiruchirappalli, SRM Institute of Science and Technology – Chennai, Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management – Bengaluru, Mithibai College – Mumbai, Mount Carmel College – Bengaluru, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce – Mumbai, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology- Mumbai, Kristu Jayanti College – Bengaluru, Christ University – Bengaluru & Jain University – Bengaluru etc. [ Click here Franklin Joseph Clients List ]
  • Awarded honorary plaque by Karnataka Government in the ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition.
  • Conducted Workshops for Government organisation like Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O.), Israel Consulate General of South India, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Railways, Commissioner of Police Bengaluru, Commissioner of Police Hubballi Dharwad etc. [ Click here Franklin Joseph Clients List ]
  • Corporate Clients include Google, Amazon, Yahoo, ITC Gardenia, TATA Interactive Systems, Infosys, Wipro, NASSCOM, Harman, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Titan, Times of India, HP, Total, General Electric (GE), Logica, APC, Accenture, Goldman Sacs, DELL, CISCO, Syngene, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Firstsource, 3M, Huawei, ESKO, Citrix, Arvind Mills, Karnataka Congress, Standard Chartered, Karle Builders, Fujitsu, IBIS Hotel etc. [ Click here Franklin Joseph Clients List ]
  • Discussions broadcast on 93.5 FM, All India Radio, and other radio stations.
  • Highlighted Articles in Newspapers like Times of India, Hindustan Times, DNA, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore Mirror, The New Indian Express etc.
  • Featured Articles in Magazines like Tehelka, LiveMint, 080 Bengaluru, TimeOut Bengaluru, Global Post, Bengaluru Pages etc.
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