Apart from Krav Maga tactics, we at Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Academyare not shy to adapt and learn various resistance training, Strength, Body and pain conditioning drills from traditional martial arts like Karate, Kung Fu, American Mixed Martial Arts etc.
We learn from the best. Krav maga for tactics, and for bone pain conditioning: Muai Thai, hardcore, full contact and best for body conditioning and increasing pain threshold of one’s mine and body. On the street, if we are exposed to crime, we do not wear gloves or can shy away from being injured fighting with bare knuckles and bones. Best way to prepare is using Muay Thai drills so that if and when we do get into street fight, we will be prepared to fight. — Franklin Joseph
Guru Franklin Joseph is a Israeli certified Senior Civilian Instructor of Krav Maga Bangalore, an Israeli Elite Military Self Defense Combat system Mixed Martial Arts with no-rules, battle-tested, fast-paced, reflex-action based tactics dedicated to no-holds-barred incapacitation for the purpose of street survival practiced in real life scenario based training.
[KravMagaSelfDefenseBengaluru.in] [Post] Here we are learn Body and pain conditioning drills from Muay Thai or Thai boxing, the national sport of Thailand, resembles Western-style kick boxing and its various exercise on Bone Pain conditioning. This martial art, sometimes called, allows you to use your hands, elbows, knees, shins and feet to strike your opponent. Proponents of Muay Thai train hard to develop their bodies to meet the rigoof their sport, using practice techniques to achieve the necessary conditioning. Thai boxeemploy body tempering to toughen their bodies against punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes. This involves allowing a training partner to hit you with controlled strikes to develop both physical and mental strength. Traditional Thai boxemay also perform strikes using their shins and forearms against trees and wooden posts to thicken and strengthen their bones while conditioning them to become accustomed to pain. This type of bone-strengthening exercise is risky and not recommended.
We do Safe Conditioning
Kicking objects that are harder than your shins can damage them, while kicking objects that are still hard but slightly softer than your shin bones will strengthen them slowly and safely. As such, the most-effective way to condition the shin bones is to constantly kick pads, tyres and bags, as opposed to tree trunks, according to Kru Tony Moore in his book “Muay Thai.” Harder or heavier pads, tyres and bags may strengthen your shin bones faster without damaging them, because they are still softer than your bones. However, they will be more painful to kick, especially during the initial stages of your conditioning program.
We focus on Good Recovery
It is natural to experience pain and discomfort for a period following a conditioning session; after all, you are injuring your shins. Your body will repair these injuries over time, but you can assist it and speed up recovery time by applying ice to your shins. Fill a paper container with water and place it in a freezer. Once it’s frozen, remove the container from the freezer and tear off a portion of the paper so that ice is exposed. Rub the ice against your shins until the pain subsides slightly. In addition, consume calcium supplements to assist your body in filling micro-fractures and creating denser, stronger bones.
Muay Thai conditioning methods are potentially harmful and may lead to permanent bone and nerve damage. Moreover, Muay Thai as a competitive sport places great emphasis on medium to full-contact combat and is therefore inherently dangerous. Do not attempt to condition your bones or participate in fighting bouts unless you have undergone extensive training with an accredited instructor like our Guru Franklin Joseph or Chief Instructor Sir Vicky Kapoor.
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.
Franklin Joseph founded iTeachiPower.in – 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.
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.
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 etc.