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2013 Highlights of KravMaga TamilNadu !
- 84 women safety workshops, reaching out to 8500 women and girls !
29 were FREE workshops to women in villages, corporation schools, orphanages and hospitals.
- TamilNadu Police accepted KravMaga as the official unarmed combat system !
Training commenced for the police Commandos at TNCF, Prison guards and TN Spl. Police.
The Chennai City Police SAG commandos and L&O Sub-Inspectors went through a basic course.
- The largest KravMaga demo ever; held in Chennai !
The Chief Minister, DGP and 4000 public witnessed a KravMaga demonstration given by 120 TN Spl. Police personnel,
out of which 80 were women. The demonstration which was relayed live by 4 TV channels.
- 22 Chennai Kravists got graded by IKMF India Head Vicky Kapoor
- CIC (Civilian Instructor Course) was held in Chennai; 1st. time outside Delhi!
Avshalom from IKMF HQ, Israel conducted the program. 9 Chennai Kravists attended this Instructor course,
which is a record number coming from one single Indian city
- KravMaga spread to rest of TamilNadu. Started at Madurai!
The training of TN Prison warders was launched at Madurai by the Commissioner of Police.
In Dec. an introductory session was conducted for Madurai city police Sub-Inspectors.
- KravMaga TamilNadu was covered in media more than 50 times!
Newspapers, TV Channels, FM Radio covered the activities of KravMaga TamilNadu extensively. Click to see media coverage
CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS OF 2013 - TRAINING, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, MEDIA COVERAGE
- KravMaga TamilNadu IKMF will have at-least 9 more qualified & energetic instructors in 2014
- At last! Video of the largest KravMaga demo ! ... and it happened in Chennai!
4000 in Nehru stadium and live relay to laks on TV.. 120 Police men and women demonstrate KravMaga to the CM
- The KravMaga TamilNadu presentations on slideshare site are getting a good following with more than 3000 views!
- Now PSUs have started signing up with KravMaga TamilNadu. Amazing ladies of CPCL!
- 21 Dec. '13 - KravMaga enters Madurai!
Madurai CoP wanted his officers to get introduced to KravMaga. So did an introductory session which whet the appetite for more . Many of these SIs were from the Karate & Judo team of Madurai City Police
- 19 Dec. '13 - 6th Batch of TamilNadu Prison warders go through Basic KravMaga course. 6 more batches to come!
- 13 Dec. '13 - 2nd workshop for women of ITC. Amazing bunch of ladies who enjoyed it.
- 12 Dec. '13 - 5th batch of Prison Warders finish the basic course.
We went to Prisons, studied the problems of handling the volatile and the psychotic living in closed environment. The warders carry no weapons; just a walkie-talkie.They face crude improvised weapons which are often used in gang clashes.
- 8 Dec '13 - KravMaga TamilNadu is working with 10 social organizations to fight violence against women - since 2012!
Here is the 2nd workshop for Pranjya's campaign against Gender violence
- 8 Dec. '13 - Camaraderie ! My home ground Karate gave me the honour of giving the seminar certificate to Sensei E S Kumar, Chief Examiner & Technical Director of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do India! Here with all the big names of Chennai Karate.
- 8 Dec. '13 - Karate Black Belt seminar at KRAV MAGA TAMILNADU hall. The Chief Guest was my first martial arts guru Thyagu Sensei, whom I met after 3 decades!
- 6 Dec '13 - Women Safety workshop @ ITC
- 5 Dec '13 - Batch 4 of TN Prison Warders complete basic course. 8 more batches to go before Mar. '14
- 5 Dec '13 - Femina Tamil colorful double spread on KravMaga self-defence for women
- 1 Dec '13 - For the 2nd year, KravMaga TamilNadu & Prajnya join hands to bring you a free workshop on personal safety.
1st Dec. & 8th Dec. Sundays 11 am to 12 noon at Jammi's Mind Space.
Click to To know more about Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence
- 29 Nov '13 - KravMaga Women Safety workshops at Ford Motors, Maraimalai Nagar & RMZ, Perungudi.
- 23 to 28 Nov '13 - CIC (Civilian Instructor Course) by Israeli Instructor.
First time outside Delhi since KravMaga was introduced in India way back in 2004!
Upcoming Instructors Prabhu, Satish, Hari & Nag passed CIC Part II.
Neelakandan, Ganesh, Madhav, Shyam, Kebiraj passed CIC Part I. All 9 from Chennai !
The next CICs are scheduled in March or April at Cochin, Goa and Delhi. Start planning!
- 25 Nov '13 - Intl. Day of elimination of violence against women.
KravMaga TamilNadu and FICCI-Flo organized a free workshop on self defence for 80 girls of G S S Jain College, vepery
A great hit with the noisy girls, this workshop was covered by all newspapers
- 21 Nov '13 - 3rd Batch of TN Prison warders complete KravMaga basic course. 9 more batches till Mar. 14
- 20 Nov '13 - Bangalore ATM Robbery attempt & Assault - Lessons
- 20 Nov '13 - The Pioneer does all India story on KravMaga's popularity among Chennai women
- 17 Nov '13 - GROSS MOTOR SKILLS vs FINE MOTOR SKILLS in Martial arts training . Which is effective in fighting?!
- 15 Nov '13 - TOI - Chennai Times quotes me on women self-defense
TOI Chennai Times 15Nov13. ..." many forms of martial arts demand the use of brain than the kicks and punches. One such form is KravMaga ... which focusses on making the practitioner street-smart.
- SreeRam, a KravMaga instructor in Tamilnadu and founder of the NGO WAHR (Women Against Harassment & Rape) tells " KravMaga is not a traditional form. The moves are situational and the tecnique is hybrid. We begin with teaching the weak spots of the human body, so that a woman in trouble can focus on those spots and defend herself."
- SreeRam who has been training several women attending his classes recalls how his daughter, an actress and a KravMaga practitioner, saved herself from an attacker in Mylapore station.
- 15 Nov '13 - All major Tamil TV Channels carry my interview on Women safety given at Raj Bhavan FICCI Flo event.
- 15 Nov '13 - Media coverage of KravMaga demo to The Governor of TN inThe Hindu
- 14 Nov '13 - Batch 2 of Prison warders complete the 24 hrs. KravMaga basic course
- 13 Nov '13 - The Governor of TN witnesses a KravMaga session by women, in event organized by FICCI
- 9 Nov '13 - 3rd Women's self defence workshop conducted at Deloitte, Chennai
- 9 Nov '13. First batch of Prison guards who went through a basic 24 hours KravMaga course.
12 batches like this to be completed within March, including one for The Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration (APCA) at Vellore.
- 7 Nov '13 - Lecdem on handling sexual harassment at Govt. high school, Taramani, Chennai; a CSR initiative by Bank of America.
- 23 Oct '13 - Corporate workshop on self defence for Radio Mirchi, Chennai staff
- 13 oct '13 - 2nd batch of Shell, Chennai 20 hrs KravMaga session..
- 11 Oct. '13 - As a Kravist,what can I learn from Sachin
- 6 Oct '13 - Self Defence training for personnel of TN Prisons Dept. launched at Madurai by Commissioner of Police Sanjay Mathur IPS and DIG Prisons Mohammed Haneefa IPS.
30 hours intensive program will be conducted in batches of 35, for 5 selected Prison guards from each of the 14 prisons across the state.
This launch event was covered by all the news-papers and TV channels across the state.
- 4 Oct '13 - 700 girls! That'a half of WCC's (Women's Christian College) strength attend KravMaga workshop!
- 3 Oct. '13 - Martial arts practitioners have better neuro-muscular coordination. Research confirms!
Brain scans reveal the secret of Bruce Lee's one-inch punch
- 3 Oct. '13 - Madras School of Social Work's TARUNI '13 hosted a KravMaga workshop for City College & School Girls as part of their awareness program on SEXUAL ABUSE.
- 29 Sep '13 - The girl who kicked her way into my heart - A picture story
- 28 Sep '13 - For the 3rd year KravMaga TN is going to this rural village to do FREE self-defence workshop for women and girls; thanks to NGO RUWSEC. Domestic Violence & Child abuse is rampant in this area, due to alcoholism.
- 27 Sep "13 - Kravmaga Tamilnadu taught the basics of Personal Safety to the Chennai staff of NGO CRS (Catholic Relief Services). This is part of a pan India initiative by Kravmaga India.
- 20 Sep '13 - New TN Commando Force logo designed by KravMaga SreeRam
- 15 Sep '13 - IKMF mobile app! Free !!! get it now.
- for apple appstore click here : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kravmaga-ikmf/id588366173?mt=8
- for android appstore click here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kravmaga.ikmf