Part I deals with issues which has to be understood before one takes up training in fighting arts.
To every fresher who joins my KravMaga class I start my class with the statement ,"Violence is the most stupid way of addressing a problem." Their reaction is generally a look of amused confusion " I am paying good money to this guy and he is saying the whole class is learning to be stupid!"
|Former Minister K P P Samy|
arrested for murder
"VIOLENCE BLEEDS ONE’S RESOURCES."
|Refugee camp in war torn Somalia|
|Sonia with her body guards|
Who sits on the throne? It’s the leader who thrives by selling dreams.
Who rules? It’s the orator who can manipulate public psyche.
Who wields power? It’s the politician who presents an agenda for your future
One day he asked the Maharaja," Am I not the one ready to lay down my life for you? Should I not be paid more than the old minister? What do you see in him which makes you value him more than me!? " The Maharaja thought for some time and said, " I am expecting a ship from a foreign country .Go to the port and check if the ship has come." The bodyguard went to the port and reported ,'Maharaja, the ship has arrived."
|The military might of poor N.Korea|
I said earlier, men of physical attributes offer only the promise of PROTECTION and HEALTH. Ironically, both these are felt only in their absence!
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SreeRam is a KravMaga self-defence instructor at Chennai, South India. He teaches Civilians, Chennai City Police and Security.
SreeRam has started W.A.H.R (Women against harassment & Rape)an NGO devoted to increase personal safety awareness amongst women and equip them to handle sexual harassment at public and work places.
SreeRam conducts KravMaga personal safety and self-defense workshops at corporates, especially IT/BPO companies where many women work late. He has also conducted workshops, for rural women.
On 8th March 2012 ( International Women's Day) KravMaga SreeRam released a small handy booklet for women titled " 10A-s of Personal Safety for Women"
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