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Guru Franklin Joseph: “What hardships led to the creation of Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore chapter?”

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How Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore Israeli Self Defense studio started

The Bangalore chapter of Krav Maga was started in November, 2007. Since the club did not had any official name, it was named ‘Franklin Joseph’ by Guru Franklin Joseph on March 30, 2012.

The story of its founder, Guru Franklin Joseph, is in itself a representation of the core principles of Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense, which is to always fight, never give up and to prevail notwithstanding stress and setbacks.
Guru Franklin Joseph training with Grand Master Avi Moyal in ground fighting workshop in Krav Maga Civilian Instructor Course held on September 2007 in New Delhi. At the end of this very session, Guru Franklin Joseph got his chest fractured while participating in a Krav Maga stress game of contact combat.

Serious Injury ? Give up OR Create Something Huge?

[] [Post] Guru Franklin Joseph began training under the tutelage of Sir Vicky Kapoor, since 2004 which was when Krav Maga was first introduced in India. During a full-contact combat training in a Krav Maga workshop, Guru Franklin Joseph, sustained fracture to his chest and injures to knees forcing him to rest and recover. At the same time, due to downsizing in the company he was employed with, Guru Franklin Joseph had to resign from his Creative Director / Team Leader designation. Numerous parallel setbacks at home in the form of Guru Franklin’s mother’s demise due to a years old struggle with cancer and father’s head injury due to a home accident had made things worse financially and spiritually. At times, for days, Guru Franklin had to sleep empty stomach as he had no money to eat. Also having become immobile due to his chest fracture, Guru Franklin Joseph personal recovery was made possible due to his fiance Sharon & Krystal, his would-be-daughters and family friends Mahesh & Vijay who took care of him in his hours of need.

Birth of a Thours ght and the Struggle to Materialize it

In Varanasi with Grand Master Eyal Yanilov, India Chief Instructor Sir Vicky KapoorHowever, due to the “never-say-die” attitude inculcated into him by his Krav Maga training, he turned his attention to developing a Krav Maga center in Bangalore and get back on his feet. As a web designer, he began providing web designing services at a heavily discounted price to gain financial stability. Within no time, this was achieved and Guru Franklin Joseph got married to Sharon and adopted Krystal, even as he was yet to recover from his injuries completely. Braving incredible adversity and pain, Guru Franklin Joseph traveled on trains or buses every week to Bangalore from his hometown Dharwad, in spite of his injuries, just so that he could identify a place for the Krav Maga centre. The resources gained from his web design business and various loans provided for the equipment which he would need to start the chapter in Bangalore. Within no time, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore became a reality and was officially added to the Krav Maga India family.

Learn from Others, Adapt and Improvise

Guru Franklin Joseph is now a certified senior instructor of Krav Maga and the Director of the Bangalore chapter of Krav Maga India founded by Sir Vicky Kapoor and affiliated to International Krav-Maga Federation, Israel. Under his leadership, Krav Maga chapter at Bangalore conducts classes every weekend where practitioners train in Krav Maga. In addition to traditional Krav Maga, Guru Franklin Joseph unconventional and liberal approach to training has helped him borrow training concepts from Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Karate and Kung-fu in as much as Krav Maga classes include Body Conditioning using Truck Tyres and Bamboo Sticks, Rope Resistance Training, Strength Exercises using Sledge Hammers, etc.

Building Comrades rather than Clients

Guru Franklin Joseph with Grand Master Avi Moyal and India Chief Instructor Sir Vicky Kapoor training in one of the Krav Maga Civilian Instructor Course held on September 2007 in New DelhiGuru Franklin Joseph students vouch for his passion towards teaching and his loyalties towards imparting training over everything else. “While the Krav Maga centre here helps feed my family, I consider my students as art of my extended family. I get personally involved with each and every one of my students and believe in helping them not only to train in Krav Maga but also to overcome traumas from past incidents, pain, fear and lack of fitness as the case maybe”. He is careful about picking and choosing his students, who are always eager to boast about their teacher’s support and encouragement, in as much as he takes them under his wing based on the level of dedication they bring to the table. Once there though, students receive his complete focus and support resulting them being groomed into disciplined warriors. He provides heavy discounts to students to help train in Krav Maga along with flexible affordable fee structure for adults.

Put the Practitioner in the Limelight

The Bangalore chapter of Krav Maga, was officially named “Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Academy”, with the launch of the website//KravMagaSelfDefenseBengaluru.inwhich was conceived, developed and designed by Guru Franklin Joseph. It recently conducted a “Blind Fold Survival” workshop which received rave reviews from those who attended it. When asked what the workshop taught them, the students replied in unison, “to keep fighting, never give up and prevail under any circumstances” with Guru Franklin Joseph smiling in pride.

Final words from Guru Franklin Joseph says “I will rather have 10 dedicated Krav Maga practitioners s, learning full contact dirty survival skills with safety as the first priority rather than having a class full of 100 students learning bull-shitMujra(Cabaret) moves in the name of martial arts, black belt degree or instant certificates.”

Women / Girl Child Safety Awareness and Empowerment

One of Guru Franklin Joseph passion is to make a change as aSocial Entrepreneur. He has conducted various workshops on ‘Women Safety Awareness and Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence and Sexual Abuse’ at moderate fee of 228 per person where the focus is to Prevent, Avoid and Escape instead of fighting the attackers. He also envisions to extend these workshops working with Schools and College on ‘Girl Child Safety Awareness and Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence and Sexual Abuse’.

Responses by Krav Maga Practioner Kiran Divagar from Chennai

Kiran Divagar
Sir, Saw your article on how Krav Bangalore was born.. Really inspiring.. I really appreciate you for ur never say die attitude and grit due to which you overcame ur obstacles in life and have managed dis far… Gr8 sir… I really am feeling inspired…

Krav-Maga Bangalore Frank
years h it’s is inspiring trust me when I was going through that tough period, so many time I quit and yet I came back and fought on. It’s did not look so interesting at that time. I hated every second of it. but in the bigger picture, I thought it will help those who are going through a rough patch of life, to know it’s not all that bad.

Kiran Divagar
Yes sir…
I suddenly found a source of confidence
Thanx a lottttttttt
I realised something sir.. Krav really does instill a feeling to move towards the end and finish off anything tat we take up

Krav-Maga Bangalore Frank
yes dear it surely does

Kiran Divagar
Thanx a lot sir.. u rekindled the fire in me to achieve in life.. Really Sir.. Thanx a lot… Im glad to be a friend of you sir

Krav-Maga Bangalore Frank
welcome dear

Kiran Divagar
I wish to get settled in bangalore
If I do so.. Ill surely be in your classes regularly

Krav-Maga Bangalore Frank
I would really like that, my prayears e with you 🙂


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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
In the realm of self-defense, there are very few individuals who possess a comprehensive understanding of combat science and Krav Maga Self Defense tactics like Guruji Franklin Joseph. With over two decades of specialist knowledge in Israeli military Krav Maga self-defense, he stands as a remarkable authority in this field. Throughout his journey, Guruji Franklin Joseph has immersed himself in the teachings and principles of Krav Maga Self Defence, honing his expertise under the guidance of notable national & international Krav Maga Self Defence instructors. He has relentlessly attempted to go beyond the technical aspects of Krav Maga Self Defense, embracing an innumerable amount of time of research and analysis concerning various crime scenarios, victim case studies, feedback from participants from his workshops, regular academy members, etc.
A Specialist Beyond Compare
What truly renders Guruji Franklin Joseph unique, is his unwavering commitment to learning new skills both psycholigical & tactical and constantly evolving his knowledge of the self-defense sector. He is aware that real mastery demands a never-ending desire to learn and experiment, especially when it comes to boosting the potency of Krav Maga Self Defense methods. This way of thinking as a warrior, has allowed him to offer invaluable advice and insights to anyone looking to improve their self-defense abilities. With Guruji Franklin Joseph, you're not merely picking up skills; rather, you're starting a journey of self-determination that will give you the mental, physical, and tactical strength to face any challenge in real life.
  • Reliable Mentor : A Unique, Intense and Different Tactical Training Methodology in Krav Maga Self Defense for Men, Women & Kids.
  • Uncompromising Teacher : Focuses on more robust psychological foundations in empowering individuals.
  • Passionate Ambassador : Championing self-defense as Wellness Education, especially for Women, School / College Girls, & Children.
A Two-Decade Achievement Legacy
Guruji Franklin Joseph has become widely recognized in the community at large for his several special psychological skill sets and his unwavering dedication to teaching people excellent Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense skills. Guruji Franklin Joseph commitment to his craft is evident not just through his extensive training but also in his very unorthodox teaching methodology with includes both psychological & tactical training. Over two decades, he has trained a diverse range of individuals, including security professionals, intelligence agents, military personals, law enforcement officers, enlisted specialists, such as doctors, attorneys, & surgeons etc., corporate men & women, school or college youth etc., emphasizing the universal applicability of Krav Maga Self Defense & additional Psychological Skills as a effective self-defense system.
Among Guruji Franklin Joseph most notable triumphs are :
  • Internationally Accredited Educator (Israel).
  • Specialist in Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense.
  • Specialist in Women’s / Children’s Psychological Empowerment & Safety Skills.
  • Around two decades (20+ years) of professional expertise in Self Defense Industry.
  • Social Entrepreneur / Founder & C.E.O. – Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis and Combat Tactical Science, Dharwad.
  • Was Assistance Instructor for N.S.G (Black Cat) Anti-Terrorist Commandos in Manesar, Haryana.
  • Was Senior Instructor for I.P.S., I.A.S. & I.R.S. Probationary Officers in SVPNPA, Hyderabad.
  • Awarded for “Best Service” by Luxury Travel Magazine, United Kingdom, London.
  • Recommended Franklin Joseph as “Instructor who focuses on both Psychological & Tactical Training” by Overseas Security Advisory Council, an U.S. Department of State’s Women Safety Report in 2014.
  • Conducted 2 decades of PAN India Corporate Men/Women Safety & Self Defense Workshops.
  • Incorporating in training – Psychological & Tactical elements like 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 in several educational universities notably 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 ]
  • Commemorative plaque given by Karnataka Government’s ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition.
  • Executed workshops for Government agencies like Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O.), Israel Consulate General of South India, Indian Railways, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, 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 ]
  • Interviews broadcasted in radio stations like All India Radio, 93.5 FM etc.
  • Highlighted Articles in Newspapers like Hindustan Times, Times of India, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, The New Indian Express etc.
  • Featured Articles in Magazines like Tehelka, LiveMint, TimeOut Bengaluru, Bengaluru Pages, 080 Bengaluru, Global Post etc.
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