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Times of India, Frontpage
First introduced in New Delhi five years ago, Krav Maga teaches Israeli self-defence skills against armed street attacks and muggings, home assaults, car thefts and attacks.
It was introduced in Bangalore last years and over 75 citizens have enrolled for the course.
Anti-terror training capsule, designed by New Delhi-based Vicky Kapoor, director and chief instructor of International Krav Maga Federation, India, is the first of its kind in India.
[KravMagaSelfDefenseBengaluru.in] [Post] Bangalore: “Grenade!” shours ted Franklin Joseph, and the bunch of techies, a restaurateur and a homemaker jumped to the ground for cover and rolled over, shielding their bodies away from the impending blast. Thankfully, it was a mock drill and the grenade was only a tennis ball during a session on anti-terror training and hostage takeover survival skills introduced in city last week.
These Bangaloreans learning the techniques of Krav Maga, an Israeli military form of self-defence, in Richmond Town, prepare to cope with real crises. “As civilians, we cannot get into a hand-to-hand combat with armed terrorists. The least we can do is learn to survive with presence of mind, and use some formal training to save our skin,” says Franklin Joseph, instructor and in-charge of the Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore of International Krav Maga Federation, India.
“For example, if you are in a restaurant and an armed terrorist walks in and starts shooting randomly, your chances of survival are more if you throw yourself to the ground and roll away from the centre of the incident, instead of running and exposing your body to the gunman,” he says. The hostage-takeover survival module teaches you how to avoid confrontation with the captor if you are taken hostage, and how to behave and, yes, even talk to them.
“If I’m ever in such a situation, I know how to come out of it because my reflexes are faster, my level of alertness is higher and the techniques I’ve learnt are practical,” says Ashish Puri, product manager, Cisco Systems. Omer Basith, a restaurateur, & a Krav Maga trainee for the past one years believes in being prepared. “Who thought terrorist could come right to our doorsteps? Now, its up to us to learn to handle the situation as civilians.”
But Franklin Joseph cautions, “But better leave the real fighting to the experts!” This group has its own mascot, a crow which has a bird’s eye view of the training on the rooftop. They call him ‘Crow Maga’.
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Krav Maga Self Defence Academy, Bengaluru, Hubballi & Dharwad
In 2007, Mr. Franklin Joseph
migrated from Delhi to Karnataka & founded Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy
. He recently started Krav Maga Self Defense in Hubballi Dharwad
too. In these academy, apart from learning Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defence tactics, these one-of-a-kind unique life saving skill-set exclusively incorporated by Specialist Guru-ji Franklin Joseph
are added to your training.
- 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
- Pre-Conflict Situational Awareness
- Post-Battle Quick Response
- Violence De-Escalation Techniques
- Stealth & Evasive Tactics
- Verbal Modulation Instructions
- Crime Radar Deterrence Manoeuvre
- Emotional & Critical Balance
- Criminal Profiling
- Rope & Hammer Combat Fitness
- Tyre Bone Rugged Drills
- Body & Mind Pain Conditioning
- Decrypting Pre-Crime Sequence
- Battle Strength Training etc.
Mr. Franklin Joseph
started his Krav Maga training in 2003
under Mr. Vicky Kapoor
, Chief Instructor of Krav Maga in India. He was internationally certified as a Senior Civilian Maga Self Defence Instructor (2003 batch) and was the Regional Director of the International Krav Maga Federation (‘I.K.M.F.’) at Bangalore from 2007 onwards till 2012. He had also trained under and was certified by the Grandmaster Avi Moyal
, Chief Instructor, I.K.M.F., Israel and has attended countless workshops by Krav Maga legends & stalwarts like Grandmaster Eyal Yanilov
, Chief Instructor, K.M.G., Israel, Master Shlomi Moyal, Master Gabi Noah
and Master Amnon Darsa
etc. Now, he founded & run an independent organization – Franklin Joseph
Krav Maga Self Defence Academy in Bengaluru, Hubballi and Dharwad.
‘Guru-ji’ and ‘Dr. Safety’ are honorary alias given to him by his Krav Maga Self Defence practitioners. He also added Ninja Kubaton Pressure Points Self Defence Tool in his Krav Maga capsules to help promote its unique and amazing tactics.
Mr Franklin Joseph
has conducted 400+ Power to Women Corporate Self Defence Workshops
. These corporate women Self Defense workshops have been conducted PAN India from Jaipur to Hyderabad or Delhi to Bengaluru or Chennai to Kolkata etc. Lot of women who have learned Women Self Defense
have shared their point of views on the training, hardships & rewards of learning from Guru-ji Franklin Joseph
& Krav Maga Self Defense along with other elements uniquely & exclusively added in their training.
Many a times, Mr. Joseph has been invited as a guest lecturer on Girl-Child Self Defense
in various universities and colleges like Indian Institute of Management
– Bengaluru, National Institute of Technology
– Trichy, S.I.E.S. College of Arts Science and Commerce
– Mumbai, S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology
– Chennai, Mithibai College & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
– Mumbai, Christ University & Jain University
– Bengaluru etc.
– Girl Safety Empowerment & Girl Self Defense Wellness Education Workshop for schools & colleges. Ms. Krystal Joseph
is the C.E.O. of iTeachiPower.in
and is also the youngest Instructor of Krav Maga & iTeachiPower.in
in Karnataka. Together we have conducted some online & workshops in various school & NGO like Unacademy, The Baale Mane, Kendriya Vidyalaya, D.V.B School etc.
Few of the objectives of iTeachiPower.in
Girl Safety Empowerment & Girl Self Defense Wellness Workshop are
- Empower the girls with Krav Maga Self Defense based on reflex-action science
- Recruit the best toppers as an instructor within the establishment
- Train the staff, Certify the institution & establish a GIRL SAFE ZONE
- Future Plans – Networking, Mentorship & Advance Training Boot Camps
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 imparted his training as an Assistant Instructor with National Security Guard (N.S.G.)
or Black Cat Commandos
He was also the Senior Krav Maga instructor training the I.P.S. & I.A.S. probationers officers in S.V.P. National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He has also trained Krav Maga Self Defence to women personal of the Hubballi-Dharwad Police.
United States of America Department – O.S.A.C.
organization’s Indian Women Safety Report 2014 stating a recommendation -“Franklin Joseph
is a good Self Defence instructor that also focuses on psychological empowerment in his workshops”.
Mr. Joseph was honorarily awarded a plaque for his commitment towards women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment by Government of Karnataka in ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition.
Among Franklin Joseph
prestigious clients include Government of India
Indian Railways, Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O.), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (H.A.L.)
and Bangalore Commissioner of Police
along with Vanitha Sahayavani N.G.O.
workshops have been conducted in more than 100 corporate PAN India clients – NASSCOM, TATA, Amazon, L&T, Wipro, HP, APC, HSBC, Dell, TNT, Amazon, GE, COLT, Alcatel-Lucent, Harman, Syngene, Titan, P&G, Ebay Paypal, Cisco, Qualcomm, Dupont, Yahoo, 3M, ABB, Dupont, HCL, Deutsche Bank, ITC Group, Accenture, Cognizant, Monsanto, Tavant, NIIT, NESS, Infosys, Goldman Sacs, Thomson Reuters, Total
Mr. Franklin Joseph
was born into the slums of New Delhi, India, and from an early age, he was unwillingly exposed to some elements of sexual abuse and violent crime. After surviving 22-25 years
in street violence and abusive circumstances, he gradually converted his bad experiences into positive knowledge
. Today many of his projects have their base in what he learned from his grass-root level experience from crime, violence & abuse
from his past merged with cutting edge scientific knowledge & skill set
he has acquired since then.
In his TEDx talk video
, he showcases his dark humour, skills and knowledge of ‘Combat Science’ with a jaw-dropping opening line “I See Dead People” indirectly referencing to the fact that lack of preparation against crime could be a fatal mistake. He is voluntarily self-retired after 11 years
of working in the IT industry as a Creative Director, Project Manager, Senior Website Designer and Search Engine Optimization Specialist.
He also worked as a freelancer with Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014 for 7 years when his quest to educate others to help them understand and deal with crime and violence was born.
Mr Franklin Joseph
, in essence, represents the changing face of self-defence especially women self-defence education. He is among the pioneers who have recognized just as crime is dynamic, changing and adapting, so too should crime prevention methodology and fighting tactics. He has tirelessly, and often at a great personal sacrifice to his financial growth or his family life, overcome enormous hurdles to advance the cause of helping improve safety for men, women & children. No matter what the cost, he is clear that he will achieve his mission of a safer world through proper education, training and a holistic approach to self-defence.
Mr. Franklin Joseph
has been featured in various articles or videos showcasing his goal of a safe world, free of abuse and crime, especially for girl-child and women. Some media names are Times of India, Hindustan Times, Bangalore Mirror, DNA
, Deccan Herald
, The New Indian Express
, Deccan Chronicle
etc., Magazines like Tehelka, 080 Bangalore, Bengaluru Pages, LiveMint.com, GlobalPost.com, TimeOut Bengaluru
etc., TV shows and News Channels like ZeeTv, CNN-Ibn, NDTV 24×7, TV9 News, Swarna Channel, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Times Now
I guess the trainees should be made alert to a bomb/gun fire sound is played in the background. This is better than saying “Bomb”…..sure u need a playback source for that.
By the way…in the article it is said “to roll away …” in a restaurant, u got tables and chairs…not that easy…and give more gripe for the killers to come forward and hunt! hitting to the ground seems great….anyway u got to crawl/hide if not run from danger in this case!
After the mumbai incident, we all can learn…that if a problem arises…ppl want to rush to watch the events unfold. Since the tv stations may have learned their lessons not to air live, u get greater chances of ppl at the scene.
God probid that anything to happen in the future….good to practice for uncertain events,,,training anyone?
Take care all
Yes, in a ideal training session, Frank, the in-charge of IKMF Bangalore chapter would have used real sounds of bombs or gun-fire. But his studio is a rented roof-top in middle of a residential area. So using such real sounds there, might create a panic of an actual terror attack amongst people living there not knowing such a drill is carried on a particular rooftop.
Second, yes, you right rolling is not right, Frank actually asked his attendants what to do in this situation, and one of them suggested rolling and demonstrated it also. He corrected him that its not possible as it will have some furniture hence crawling would be a better idea. But sadly, the journalist did not write it correctly.
Never-the-less, apart from this small mistake, she wrote a good article and brought the issue of training and upgrading our mind in forefront than just upgrading weapons.
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