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Krav Maga : The Real Story

Krav Maga as a system of self defence has suddenly gained a lot of significance in India, couretsy media and those in the business. Well, nothing bad about it .....amrketing is good & is very much needed in every thing one does. This highly effective & practical system is slowly getting tarnised, read on .............. In the late 1980s, Krav Maga was also being taught to the Israeli public.Since almost everyone in that society serves in the military, most of the population had been exposed to it anyway.In fact, the name of the art became so common that it was used as loosely in Israel as the word “karate” is used in America. Variations sprang up everywhere.By the 1990s, everybody was claiming to be a Krav Maga master or a 10th degree black belt.Some of the original instructors of Krav Maga—men like Dennis Hanover —got so fed up with people claiming that their Krav Maga was the “true version taught to elite units” that they dropped the term Krav Maga from their vocabulary altog

School /Campus Violence

What causes killings on campus / school ? It has been found during investigations that the killers are "very self-centered, very self-centric, volatile youngsters who derive sadistic pleasure from savage vengeance they wreak on one another. The mental world of these young killers is "all about I , Me & Myslef. They're frustrated, angry, in some pain, not getting everything they want, they feel like victims, hence have no concern for others -- they don't think about others. Dorothy Lewis, professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, told a PBS Frontline documentary that pathological aggressiveness is rooted in abuse and pain. "Probably the most powerful generator of aggression in living beings is pain... Animals that have been tortured and children who have been severely and repeatedly abused often become extremely aggressive. Animals and humans being raised in the company of violent adults is associated with the development of aggressive behavior patte

Aware and Prepare

Day in and out we hear and read about numerous crimes against women : 1.Rape 2.Molestation 3.Stalking and Eve Teasing  4.Murder  all this has taken the light out of our lives.  As many as 32,559 rapes were reported in India in 2017 and the accused were known to the victims in 93.1% of the cases The overall number of crimes against women has risen steadily from : 3,22,929 in 2016 3,45,989 in 2017  to 3,78,277 in 2018. Uttar Pradesh has been ranked as the worst state for women’s security and Madhya Pradesh as the state where rape is most rampant in 2018. According to the statistics, while UP registered 59,445 cases of crime against women, Madhya Pradesh registered 5,450 rapes, the maximum in 2018.  Lock Down - Its equally mind boggling to find a 78% increase in the cases of domestic violence , that too in the Millennium City - Gurgaon. Pedophiles are also on the rise and so is the crime against children during the Covid Times. * data from National Crime Statistics   My intent of sharing

Fitcomb on Air

On 25th Mar 2009 , Jia from radio 92.7 called me up to air me on their channel on the radio. The agenda was - sharing of some tips on Women Protection to her listeners, as the assialants of Saumya Vishwanathan & Jignisha Ghosh had been absconded the previous day - was it the victory or just another facet of cruel, violent urbanisation?? Whatever it is, till such time the judgement & that too a very stern one is released the sound would not make enough resonance, the sound of fight against crime, in the mean time we can not afford to sit back & be could'nt careless about it. Eventually, we have to come to our own rescue unders such situations. On the radio - I shared an important aspect of Women Protection which is - understanding ranges & zones : Safe Zone - The radius of approximately 2 mtrs all around you from where no one can harm you using his/her arms & legs even if fully exetended towards you. Danger Zone - The radius once breached & the range is re

Women Protection

Day in & out newspapers stink of crime against women. Our women feel protected with their better halves - but let us introspect : 'are they themselves prepared to handle or is it just a false sense of security'? And what about those women who are single yet jostle with challenging careers, demanding movement at odd ours - the answer is definitely not what the Delhi lady - CM once remarked for Late Saumya Vishwanathan , but yes - awareness & preparation is the answer! Ramrajya is a distant dream - so long so that happens we need to keep ourselves prepared 'because accidents happen when least expected'.