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Yesterday, we explained how women can use simple things to counter attack when in danger. In the concluding part of our series, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore expert Franklin Joseph tells you how to arm yourself if you get caught in precarious situations. Be it on a crowded street, at your workplace, or even in a cab on your way back home.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 1

You are walking on the road and suddenly a car stops, few men grab you and try to pull you in….

[] [Post] If they grab your hands

  • Do not get into a push-pull situation as they would be stronger than you and could overpower you.
  • Bend down a bit and stand on your side with your legs little wider apart so that they would take more time to pull you in. Do not face them or away from them where you are most likely to lose balance.
  • Use your other hand to grab your own fist and push your elbow towards him, twisting your hand.
  • After you are free, you can hit him on his face with a closed fist.

If they hold your clothes or purse

  • Use your knuckles (like you are knocking on the door) to hit the palm of the person.
  • Do not try to hold on to your duppata or purse if they grab it, let go of them and run away.

If they hold you close

  • Hit the groin if your arms are caught up.
  • Stomp his feet.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 2

If the men have managed to bundle you into the car and pin you down…

  • Always try rolling to your side so that you will be in a position to kick the culprits.
  • Keep kicking and try to crawl out of the other side of the door.
  • Use the seat inside the car as the tool to lie down and kick hard repeatedly while look for things like pen, rolled-up magazines or anything hard inside the car that can be used as a jabbing tool.
  • Aim for the driver’s eyes or try twisting his head or pressing his nose so that he could stop/slow down the vehicle.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 3

When you are walking on a busy street and two men try to grope you.

  • Always keep your purse or bag closer to your chest while walking through a crowded street.
  • If you manage to catch the person, always shours t and scream, but do not hurl abuses at him or slap him else it would just create a scene and you might end up in a worst situation.
  • If he is in front of you and you can see a hand approaching, you can immediately use your palm to push against his neck’s cervical esophagus area, which is very soft, which can choke up the person.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 4

You are traveling in an auto rickshaw in a secluded stretch and suddenly the auto-rickshaw stops and two men barge in.

  • If two men are trying to get in, immediately start kicking one of the person’s knees or groin. Use your hands to jab the other person’s eyes or throat. Use your palm to hit his chin.
  • If the auto-driver grabs you from his seat then roll to the side and use your legs to kick his face.
  • If they have a weapon, and are asking for money, give them what they want. Do not abuse them and do not plead, beg or cry. Put up a confident front, but don’t try to threaten them.
  • Try to isolate these guys and then plan your escape by attacking one of them.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 5

You are the last passenger traveling in your call center cab. The driver suddenly stops and pounces on you.

  • If the driver grabs you from his seat, then use your legs to kick his face. There is enough space in the backseat of the car for you to lie down and kick with much force. Scream loudly as you are hitting him.
  • Lie down on the side which will prevent him from jumping on you.
  • If he grabs you, use your legs to kick his groin or knees
  • If he’s managed to get on top of you, use your hands to jab his eyes or throat.
  • Avoid sleeping in the car. A driver would notice that and would use it one day against you. Avoid calling or talking too much about your personal life — first you are giving away too much information about your life and he might assume few things about you which might not be true and secondly, while talking on phone you are not aware of your surroundings.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 6

You are working late in the office and there isn’t a soul around. Suddenly somebody creeps up on you…

  • Scream as loud as possible. If he clamps your mouth shut, use your strength to pull the hand down by leaning onto his hand with your body weight.
  • Bite hard.
  • Bend down slightly so that you can stamp on his feet with the heels of your shoes and then run.
  • If he tries to grab you by the waist then or sm other you from behind, bend down slightly so that he cannot lift you easily.
  • Stomp hard on this feet and then hit him on the groin. When folds up in pain, use your elbows to hit hard on his chin.
  • Use any tools you might have like pen, keys or umbrella to hit him in his eyes, throat or ribs. Scream and shours t seeking attention from others.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Situation 7

You see your friend being dragged into the car by three men…

  • Do not try to grab your friend’s hand which would only prevent her from fighting back. Instead attack the guy. Go for his eyes, throat, thumb and groin areas. Do not hurl abuses or try to slap.
  • Try to concentrate on the facial features of the attackers like scar, the shape of his moustache and eyes brows. Write down the car number. Avoid crying or panicking as that would erase or cloud your memory. Call the cops.

Remember this…
Dr B L Gangadhar, HOD, Psychiatry, NIMHAMS and krav-maga instructor Frank J ‘Wolf’ say:

  • When you are being attacked, scream and create a scene to attract attention.
  • Instead of screaming ‘help, help’ scream, ‘rape, rape’. The latter invokes more sympathy of the bystanders.
  • If someone grabs you, you can’t (possibly) beat them with strength, but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attackers between the elbow and armpit or the upper inner thigh.
  • After the initial hit, always go for the groin.
  • When the guy puts his hands on you, grab his first two fingeand bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure.
  • Take a crash course in self-defence, martial arts or boxing. Carry pepper spray.

Profile of a rapist
When women are attacked they face moderate or high levels of involuntary paralysis during the assault, as it happens suddenly. It is violent and very stressful to her, thus shutting her mind down. “To some of the assailants, this action acts as an acknowledgment of consent from the woman,” says Ottilie Anban Kumar, Psychological Counsellor, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. Assailants can generally be grouped into following categories:

Around 44 per cent of all accused are in this category, where they will use a weapon to ensure the victim’s co-operation.

Here perpetrator is actually out to punish women as they hate women in general. Around 30 per cent of them belong to this category.

This is done in conjunction with an other crime such as burglary, robbery or kidnapping. Around 10 per cent.

The most vicious type, this type of culprits want the victim to be hurt or killed after rape. Fortunately, only five per cent fall into this category.

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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
Specialist Guruji Franklin Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur, 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. The main organization - I.I.S.T.A.C.T.S. have various projects that focus on empowering the men, women and children to prevent, avoid or escape from crime, violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Some projects are Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy, Power To Women Corporate Workshops & Girl Safety Empowerment & Girl Self Defence Wellness Education Workshops for Schools and Colleges.
Franklin Joseph 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 Guruji 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.
'Guruji' 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.
Franklin Joseph Power To Women Self Defense Corporate Workshops
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 Guruji 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.
Krystal Joseph & Franklin Joseph Girl Safety Empowerment & Girl Self Defence Wellness Education Workshops
Franklin Joseph founded - Girl Safety Empowerment & Girl Self Defense Wellness Education Workshop for schools & colleges. Ms. Krystal Joseph is the C.E.O. of and is also the youngest Instructor of Krav Maga & 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 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
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 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.
Franklin Joseph 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 etc.
Experiences that forged Franklin Joseph's spirit
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.
Franklin Joseph's Modern yet Radical Approach
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.
Press, TV & New Media presence of Franklin Joseph
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,,, 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 etc.

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