As a woman, walking alone at night or traveling back home after a long day at work, most of the time we feel frightened. While walking into a room where we do not know anybody, we want to feel sure about every step we take and feel more confident, however, we enter the same room with the fear of molestation. The idea of freedom vanishes, and we feel controlled by the timings, place, and people around us.
To make women rejoice equal freedom and confidence irrespective of time, place and people, Team E-Cell from Mittal School of Business, and Student Organization Warriors-of-Nature organized an event “Safe-Strike-Defence” on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Safe-Strike-Defence was a women-only, three-hour-long advanced self-defence workshop where women were trained on the techniques and tactics of Self Defence.
Mr. Yashil Sharma, senior brown rank holder from Yosei Goju-Ryu American Karate Association, who is currently in his final year of B.Com at Lovely Professional University was the resource person for this workshop. Mr. Yashil is specialized in 18 hands of Buddha Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Shaolin 3 Animal Forms, Krav Maga, and self-defence techniques, tactics, and situations.
Mr. Yashil first made participants familiar with the Self-Defence Rules and talked about in which situation they should run and how to use fear as aggression to fight back attackers. He motivated girls to face Fear and Be Aggressive when it comes to their protection.
After the basic warm-up he trained girls on types of Punches, how to effectively create a punch, and target points to punch; front and back kick; Punch, Palm, and Finger Strike. He also trained girls on primary and secondary pressure points that will help them to escape from an unpleasant situation.
Girls were trained on situation-specific tactics. He gave a live demonstration on how to escape and hit the predator in case of a Neck Grab, Shoulder touch, Shoulder Grab, Hands Grab, Front Grab, Back Grab, Slap offence, Hair Grab, Back and Front Bad Touch, and Neck Choke.
The most interesting part of the workshop was, “How to convert your daily objects into weapons for protection?” He gave a hands-on session on how to use a pen, mobile, key, Id-card, scissors, bag, heels, and belt as a weapon to escape from the predator.
The session came to an end but kick-started a secure and confident life for all the participants. Confidence and sense of security were visible on the glowing faces and confident voices of all the girls as they conveyed their heartfelt thanks to Mr. Yashil for his initiative and efforts.