Monday, December 2, 2013

Lesson on Day 7: "Be Aggressive!"

What: Personal Safety Workshop for women conducted by K Sreeram, Co-ordinator of IKMF Chennai Chapter as part of the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence

The first few participants were gathered around the instructor when our youngest participant for the day walked in. As if on cue, Mr Sreeram, the Co-ordinator of IKMF India Chennai Chapter said, "This workshop is about understanding that even a small girl can fight a big man if she understands some very basic things."

Mr Sreeram, who has been teaching Krav Maga for several years now, says the important thing to keep in mind is that technique matters very little. "A predator doesn't expect you to fight back, therefore when you do, he's taken aback. In situations when you are under attack, you might not be able to remember any technique you learn -- but remember to be aggressive! Make him feel you're not a weak target, buy yourself the precious few seconds, and run! We always stress on getting you out of the situation and to safety," he says.

Participants got a crash course on how to aim for vulnerable areas of an attacker's body if they're being sexually assaulted/molested.

If you'd like to participate in our next personal safety workshop for women on December 8, register now!

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