Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science
Along with latest National Crime Records Bureau (NDRB) Police statistics, Specialist Guruji Franklin Joseph (a.k.a. Dr. Safety) two decades of award wining combat & street experience will expose how crime has evolved tremendously. In the workshop, he adapts cutting-edge, advanced tactical & psychological technologies specially deisgned for Indian scenarios rather than regurgitating obsolete martial arts stunts / trickery. Our warrior mindset is quickly embraced irresective of age, size, strength, or fitness factors as workshop's primary focus is Prevent, Avoid & Escape threats using Reflex Instinct based Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense, Pro-active Combat Science & Psychological Skills like Guerrilla Hit & Run Deception Strategy, Neuro-Behavioral Crisis Management, Fear Counterinsurgency, Pro-Failure Conversion Technique etc., against Dynamic, Frantic, & Unpredictable Crime with Known Predators, Unknown Criminals, or Multiple Gangs w/o Weapons.
Our Workshop Mantra - Power is Knowledge - Make Empowerment Modern, Fun, Real, Fast, Simple, Effective & Scientific.

Founder, CEO & Specialist Franklin Joseph

Franklin Joseph, CEO ~ Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis and Combat Tactical Science
Social Entrepreneur, C.E.O. & Specialist
Specialist Guruji Franklin Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur, Specialist, Founder and C.E.O. of Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science (I.I.S.T.A.C.T.S.), Dharwad.

Our primary organization, I.I.S.T.A.C.T.S., objective is solely to empowering men, women, and children to prevent, avoid, or evade crime, violence, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse. Franklin Joseph ~ 3 Days Girl Psychological Empowerment on Critical Decision Life Safety Skills, Combat Science & Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense Wellness Education Workshops for Schools and Colleges, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Academy, and Power To Women Corporate Workshops are a few projects.

Mr. Franklin Joseph immigrated to Karnataka from Delhi in 2007 to establish Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy. His recent endeavors include Hubballi Dharwad – Krav Maga Self Defense further. Along with learning Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense techniques in these institutes, your training will also include some extraordinary unique highlights that are only included by Specialist Guruji Franklin Joseph:

  • Pro-active Combat Science
  • Guerrilla Hit & Run Deception Strategy
  • Neuro-Behavioral Crisis Management
  • Warrior Mindset
  • Fear Counterinsurgency
  • Pro-Failure Conversion Technique
  • Critical Decision Life Safety Skills
  • Psychological Anti-Stress Conditioning
  • Pre-Conflict Situational Awareness
  • Post-Battle Quick Response
  • Emotional & Critical Balance

  • Stealth & Evasive Tactics
  • 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
  • Pressure Methodology
  • Battle Strength Training etc.

Mr. Franklin Joseph began his Krav Maga Self Defense training in 2004 under his guru Mr. Vicky Kapoor, Chief Instructor of Krav Maga in India. He was internationally certified & awarded as a Senior Krav Maga Self Defence Instructor (2004 batch) and was serving as the Regional Director of the International Krav Maga Federation (‘IKMF’) at Bangalore from 2007 onwards till 2012.
Additionally, he has gone vigorous training under Israeli legend/gurus like:

  • Grandmaster Avi Moyal
  • Grandmaster Eyal Yanilov

  • Master Amnon Darsa
  • Master Gabi Noah

  • Master Shlomi Moyal
  • Master Illias P.

Presently, he established & run an autonomous association – Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Academy in Bengaluru, Hubballi and Dharwad.
‘Guruji’ and ‘Dr. Safety’ are prestigious alias are bestowed to respect him by his Krav Maga Self Defence practitioners. In his Krav Maga Self Defense Classes, he also included the Ninja Kubaton Pressure Points Self Defense Tool to help coach its incredible capabilities and outstanding techniques.
Franklin Joseph Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshops
Over the course of a career spanning a decade and a half, Mr Franklin Joseph has supervised & taught countless Power to Women Corporate Self Defence Workshops. These corporate women Self Defense workshops have been organised PAN India from Jaipur to Hyderabad or Delhi to Bengaluru or Chennai to Kolkata etc. Lot of ladies who have learnt Women Self Defense have shared their perspectives on the preparation, difficulties & rewards of learning from Guruji Franklin Joseph & Krav Maga Self Defense alongside different components particularly & solely included their training.
Franklin Joseph ~ 3 Days Girl Psychological Empowerment on Critical Decision Life Safety Skills, Combat Science & Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense Wellness Education Workshops for Schools and Colleges
Mr. Joseph has received opportunities to give guest lectures on Franklin Joseph ~ 3 Days Girl Psychological Empowerment on Critical Decision Life Safety Skills, Combat Science & Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense Wellness Education Workshops in various college universities and organisations like:

  • National Institute of Technology (NIT) – Tiruchirappalli
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Tiruchirappalli
  • Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology & Management – Bengaluru
  • South Indian Education Society (SIES) College of Arts Science and Commerce – Mumbai
  • Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) Institute of Science and Technology – Chennai
  • Mithibai College – Mumbai
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RGIT) – Mumbai
  • Christ University – Bengaluru
  • Baale Maane N.G.O. – Bengaluru
  • Need Base India Rainbow School – Bengaluru
  • Mikhija Rotary Vocational Training Institute – Bengaluru
  • Bhajan Lal Foundation N.G.O. (Various School & Colleges) – Haryana
  • Anne Sakuru Trust N.G.O. (Various School & Colleges) – Visakhapatnam
  • Unacademy – Bengaluru
  • Kristu Jayanti College – Bengaluru
  • Make A Difference (MAD) N.G.O. – Mysuru
  • Mount Carmel College – Bengaluru
  • Women of World (WOW) Bengaluru Trekking Club – Bengaluru
  • Jain University – Bengaluru and so forth.

Franklin Joseph founded – 3 Days Girl Psychological Empowerment on Critical Decision Life Safety Skills, Combat Science & Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defense Wellness Education Workshops scientifically designed for school and college students in India. Ms. Krystal Joseph now is one of the senior instructors in She was also the youngest Instructor of Krav Maga & in Dharwad, Karnataka.
Franklin Joseph‘s Award, Achievement, Recommendations & Clientele
In 2017, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy was granted ‘Best Service Excellence Award 2017’ by Luxury Travel Magazine, London, United Kingdom.
Mr. Franklin Joseph has provided his experience as an Assistant Instructor with National Security Guard (N.S.G.) / Black Cat Commandos.
He worked as the Senior Krav Maga Instructor at the S.V.P. Public Police Academy, Hyderabad, where he trained I.P.S. & I.A.S. probationers officers. Additionally, he additionally instructed and trained female Hubballi-Dharwad Police.
United States of America Department – O.S.A.C. organization’s Indian Women Safety Report 2014 provides a recommendation -“Franklin Joseph is a good Self Defence instructor that also focusses on psychological empowerment in his workshops”.
Mr. Joseph received an honorary plaque from the Government of Karnataka at the ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition in recognition of his commitment to women-owned businesses and financial stability.
Among Franklin Joseph prestigious clients include Government of India institution like:

  • Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O.) – Bengaluru
  • Israel Consulate General (South India) with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) – Bengaluru
  • Indian Railways Headquaters – Bengaluru
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (H.A.L.) – Bengaluru
  • Indian Railways South Western Division with Evolve Lives Foundation N.G.O – Hubballi
  • Bengaluru Police Commissioner Office  with Vanitha Sahayavani N.G.O. – Bengaluru
  • Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner Office along with Evolve Lives Foundation N.G.O. – Dharwad

Over the course of over two decades, Franklin Joseph workshops have served corporate PAN India clientele such as:

  • Google
  • TATA Group
  • Wipro
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • HP
  • Ebay-Paypal
  • APC
  • HSBC
  • TNT etc.

  • Amazon
  • Dell
  • GE
  • COLT
  • Harman
  • ABB
  • Deutsche Bank
  • ITC Group
  • Larsen & Toubro etc.

  • Yahoo
  • Titan
  • Syngene
  • 3M
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Qualcomm
  • Dupont
  • HCL
  • IBIS Hotel
  • Accenture etc.

  • Infosys
  • Monsanto
  • Cognizant
  • Tavant
  • NIIT
  • NESS
  • Goldman Sacs
  • Thomson Reuter
  • Total
  • Arvind Mills etc.

Experiences that forged Franklin Joseph‘s spirit
Mr. Franklin Joseph was raised in the deprived areas of New Delhi, India, and from an early age, he was reluctantly exposed to some aspects of rough mistreatment and sexual misconduct. He gradually transformed his terrible experiences into positive knowledge despite surviving 22–25 years under harsh circumstances and on the streets. Today large numbers of his activities have their base in what he gained from his grass-root level insight from crime, savagery & abuse from his past converged with cutting edge logical information & expertise set he has obtained from that point forward.
In his TEDx talk video, he illustrates his dark humour, ‘Combat Science’ expertise and knowledge with a shocking opening line “I See Dead People,” referring in a roundabout way to the idea that failure to prepare for crime could be a life-threatening mistake. To chase these projects, he consciously resigned from his job as a Creative Director, Project Manager, Senior Website Designer, and Search Engine Optimization after working as an IT professional for 11 years.
When the idea for his mission to educate people on how to understand and deal with cruelty and wrongdoing came to him, he also spent seven years working as a freelancer for Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014.
Franklin Joseph‘s Modern yet Radical Approach
Mr Franklin Joseph, symbolizes, in essence, the evolving nature of self-defense, particularly the empowerment and education of women. He is one of the pioneers who has believed that just as crime is dynamic, ever-changing, and adaptive, so too should methods of fighting it and methods of preventing it from happening.
He has overcome significant barriers to advance the cause of further developing safety for men, women, and children with enthusiasm and often at the great sacrifice of his personal priorities to his financial development or his daily life. It is obvious that he will achieve his main objective of creating a more safe world, regardless of the cost, by providing proper training, preparation, and a thorough understanding of self-defense.
Press, TV & New Media presence of Franklin Joseph
Mr. Franklin Joseph has been recognized in several of publications and videos that emphasize his goal of establishing an atmosphere free from sexual assault and unlawful conduct, especially when it targets women and girls. Some of the names are:

  • Times of India
  • Hindustan Times
  • Bangalore Mirror
  • Deccan Herald
  • The Indian Express
  • DNA
  • Deccan Chronicle etc.


  • Tehelka
  • 080 Bangalore
  • Bengaluru Pages
  • Marie Claire
  • TimeOut Bengaluru etc.


  • AIR
  • 94.3 Radio One
  • 93.5 Red FM Radio

TV Media:

  • CnnIBN
  • NDTV
  • ZeeTv
  • TV9
  • Swarna News
  • Aaj Tak
  • Headlines Today
  • Times Today


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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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