Arvind Mills – Krystal first Kannada Corporate Self Defense Workshop

Krystal Joseph Arvind Workshop

Arvind Mills, Bengaluru

Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop

We (Guru-ji Franklin Joseph, CEO – Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science & me, Krystal Joseph – Social Entrepreneur, Krav Maga Specialist & CEO of ‘Girl Empower, Mentor, Lead & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for School & Colleges) conducted this Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop for the women factory workers of Arvind Mills in Bangalore.

Speaking in Kannada (Karnataka’s native language) has always been difficult. I can communicate in Kannada well enough for general purposes, but I am not as fluent grammatically. So, when we had to do the Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop entirely in Kannada, I felt conflicted. Because my father was born and raised in Delhi, the task of conducting the workshop entirely in Kannada fell entirely on my shoulders. I was overjoyed because I had been chosen to be the lead speaker in the Power To Women Corporate Self Defence workshop, but I was also apprehensive about my Kannada dialect and grammar. So I sat with my mother all evening and practised the session, focusing on Kannada grammar and dialect.

Since this Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop was organised and powered by our ‘Girl Empower, Mentor, Lead & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for School & Colleges – partner, Deffendo, which is headed by Ms Rewa Purohit and Ms Sreshta Pothula, Ms Rewa attended in person for the first time. My first impression of Ms Rewa was that she was working to empower and educate young girls and women against crime at such a young age. I considered myself fortunate to have found an organisation like them who is dedicated to their work and took time out of her busy school schedule to organise this workshop.

Based on my previous workshop experiences (both ‘Girl Empower, Mentor, Lead & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for School & Colleges and Power To Women Corporate Self Defence Workshop), I’ve seen women who are reluctant in public, especially when it comes to this sensitive subject, and women who are eager to answer questions and think on their feet. As a lead speaker/specialist, part of my job is to observe and encourage women participants who are hesitant to share. As a result, when I handed these women the microphone to speak up, they leaned away from it. As a qualified specialist & educator, I endeavour to make those taking my session who are a little hesitant feel comfortable and give them opportunities to express themselves. I noticed this change about halfway through the Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop. The women had become more relaxed, and interactive, answering questions based on the knowledge we were providing them. The women became so comfortable and kind that they began to guide me and correct my Kannada dialect:).

After the Power To Women Corporate Self Defense workshop, we requested feedback from the attendees. The general consensus was that this type of Power To Women Corporate Self Defence Workshop was critical for professional working women, particularly those who worked in mills. The participants were grateful for the transformation that allowed them to speak openly about issues and challenges that they had kept quiet their entire lives.

Click ‘Arvind Mills – Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop‘ to read about the workshop professional feedback from Ms. Krystal Joseph – CEO / Specialist,

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Social Entrepreneur, C.E.O. & Specialist

Ms. Krystal Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur, Specialist in Krav Maga Self Defense & CEO of – ‘Girls Empower, Mentor, Lead, and Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop, as well as a Power to Women Self Defence Corporate Workshops & Krav Maga Israeli Military Self-Defense Specialist. Her father, Guru-ji Franklin Joseph, CEO, Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science, who founded, gained her the leadership position. is a ‘Girls Empower, Mentor, Lead, & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for high school and college girls which will include education of military Krav Maga Self Defense tactics and psychological empowerment against abuse.

Ms. Krystal Joseph has conducted a number of Power To Women Corporate Self Defence workshops, as well as workshops at schools and universities, advocating, educating, and mentoring women and girls of all ages in self-defense. Some of her clients, in addition to Guru-ji Franklin Joseph, are

  1. Corporate Workshop – Amazon India, Bengaluru (ONLINE)
  2. Corporate Workshop – Larsen & Toubro, Bengaluru
  3. Women Day Workshop – South Indian Railways, Hubballi
  4. Kids Workshop – The Baale Mane, Gorurpura
  5. Kids Workshop – Needbase Happy Home School, Bengaluru
  6. Kids Workshop – DAV school, Hubballi
  7. Kids Workshop – Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hubballi
  8. Video Shoot – Unacademy, Bengaluru

Many of her accomplishments are

  • In Dharwad, Karnataka, Ms. Joseph was the youngest Krav Maga Israeli Military Civilian Self Defense Instructor.
  • 2018 awardee of the Instructor award
  • Krystal began training in Krav Maga Self Defense at the age of six.
  • In this Krav Maga Boot Camp training with older opponents, Ms. Krystal was the youngest participant.
  • Ms. Krystal Joseph serving as Franklin Joseph’s assistant instructor in a TEDx Talk on the topic of combat science.
  • She has participated in a number of capsules with other trainees, including the Anti-Assault Capsule in September 2018 and the Shiv Weapon Capsule in February 2020.
  • Ms. Krystal led multiple online training sessions for Bengaluru-based children, women, and men during the Covid pandemic.
  • Krystal Joseph served as the primary trainer for Mr. Kautak’s Krav Maga Self Defense course in Dharwad in the month of August and September 2021.

Ms. Krystal Joseph participated in a number of Krav Maga boot camps, including

  1. Year 2012 – October 29-30 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
  2. Year 2013 – April 27-28 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India
  3. Year 2013 – July 07-08 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India
  4. Year 2013 – October 05-06 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India
  5. Year 2014 – March 29-30 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India
  6. Year 2014 – July 26-27 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Goa, Goa, India
  7. Year 2016 – May 21-22 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India
  8. Year 2016 – August 13-14 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Goa, Goa, India
  9. Year 2018 – May 19-20-21 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India
  10. Year 2022 – July 23-24 – Krav Maga Boot Camp, Dharwad & Dandeli, Karnataka, India

Specialist Guru-ji Franklin Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur, Founder and C.E.O. of Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science (I.I.S.T.A.C.T.S.), Dharwad. The main organization – I.I.S.T.A.C.T.S. have various projects that focus on empowering the men, women and children to prevent, avoid or escape from crime, violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Some projects are Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy, Power To Women Corporate Workshops & Girl Safety & Self Defence Wellness Workshops for Schools and Colleges.

Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy,Bengaluru, Hubballi & Dharwad

In 2007, he migrated to Karnataka & founded Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy. In this academy, apart from learning Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defence tactics, these one-of-a-kind unique features exclusively incorporated by Specialist Guru-ji Franklin Joseph are added to your training – Pro-active Combat Science, Guerrilla Hit & Run Deception Strategy, Neuro-Behavioral Crisis Management, Warrior Mindset, Fear Counterinsurgency, Pro-Failure Conversion Technique, Psychological Anti-stress Drills, Conflict Situational Awareness, Verbal Modulation Drills, De-escalation Drills, Criminal Profiling, Tyre & Hammer Combat Fitness, Body & Mind Pain Conditioning, Decrypting Pre-Crime Sequence, Battle Strength Fitness etc.

Mr. Franklin Joseph started his Krav Maga Self Defense training in 2003 under Mr. Vicky Kapoor, Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Self Defense in India. He was internationally certified as a Senior Civilian Maga Self Defence Instructor (2003 batch) and was the Regional Director of the International Krav Maga Federation (‘IKMF’) at Bangalore from 2007 onwards till 2012. He had also trained under and was certified by the Grandmaster Avi Moyal, Chief Instructor, IKMF, Israel and has attended countless workshops by Krav Maga legends & stalwarts like Grandmaster Eyal Yanilov, Chief Instructor, KMG, Israel, Master Shlomi Moyal, Master Gabi Noah and Master Amnon Darsa etc. Now, he founded & run an independent organization – Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy in Bengaluru, Hubballi and Dharwad.

‘Guru-ji’ and ‘Dr. Safety’ are honorary alias given to him by his Krav Maga Self Defence practitioners. He also added Ninja Kubaton Pressure Points Self Defence in his Krav Maga capsules to help promote its unique and amazing tactics.

Franklin Joseph Power To Women Corporate Workshops& Girl Child Safety Workshops

Mr Joseph has conducted 400+ Power to Women Self Defence Workshop for Corporate Women from Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai etc. He has also been invited as guest lecturer on Girl-Child Self Defence in various schools and colleges all over India.

Franklin Joseph’s Girl Safety Empower and Mentoring Girls project is in its pilot stage and will soon be implemented with help from school and college students in Karnataka.

Franklin Joseph’s Award, Achievement,Recommendations & Clientele

In 2017, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy was granted ‘Best Service Excellence Award 2017’ by Luxury Travel Magazine, London, United Kingdom.

Mr. Franklin Joseph has imparted his training as an Assistant Instructor with National Security Guard (N. S. G.) or Black Cat Commandos.

He was also the Senior Krav Maga Self Defense instructor training the I. P. S. & I. A. S. probationers officers in S. V. P. National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He has also trained Krav Maga Self Defence to women personal of the Hubballi-Dharwad Police.

United States of America Department – O.S.A.C. organization’s Indian Women Safety Report 2014 stating a recommendation -“Franklin Joseph is a good Self Defence instructor that also focuses on psychological empowerment in his workshops”.

Mr. Joseph was honorarily awarded a plaque for his commitment towards women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment by Government of Karnataka in ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition.

Among Franklin Joseph prestigious clients include Government of India Indian Railways, Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O.), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (H.A.L.) and Bangalore Commissioner of Police along with Vanitha Sahayavani NGO.

Franklin Joseph workshops have been conducted in more than 100 corporate PAN India clients – NASSCOM, TATA, Wipro, HP, APC, HSBC, Dell, TNT, Amazon, GE, COLT, Alcatel-Lucent, Harman, Syngene, Titan, P&G, Ebay – Paypal, Cisco, Qualcomm, Dupont, Yahoo, 3M, ABB, Dupont, HCL, Deutsche Bank, ITC Group, Accenture, Cognizant, Monsanto, Tavant, NIIT, NESS, Infosys, Goldman Sacs, Thomson Reuters, Total etc.

He has been guest lecturer in many universities and colleges like Indian Institute of Management – Bengaluru, National Institute of Technology – Trichy, SIES College of Arts Science and Commerce – Mumbai, SRM Institute of Science and Technology – Chennai, Mithibai College & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology – Mumbai, Christ & Jain University – Bengaluru etc.

Experiences that forged Franklin Joseph’s spirit

Mr. Franklin Joseph was born into the slums of New Delhi, India, and from an early age, he was unwillingly exposed to some elements of sexual abuse and violent crime. After surviving 22-25 years in street violence and abusive circumstances, he gradually converted his bad experiences into positive knowledge. Today many of his projects have their base in what he learned from his grass-root level experience from crime, violence & abuse from his past merged with cutting edge scientific knowledge & skill set he has acquired since then.

In his TEDx talk video, he showcases his dark humour, skills and knowledge of ‘Combat Science’ with a jaw-dropping opening line “I See Dead People” indirectly referencing to the fact that lack of preparation against crime could be a fatal mistake. He is voluntarily self-retired after 11 years of working in the IT industry as a Creative Director, Project Manager, Senior Website Designer and Search Engine Optimization Specialist.

He also worked as a freelancer with Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014 for 7 years when his quest to educate others to help them understand and deal with crime and violence was born.

Franklin Joseph’s Modern yet Radical Approach

Mr Franklin Joseph, in essence, represents the changing face of self-defence especially women self-defence education. He is among the pioneers who have recognized just as crime is dynamic, changing and adapting, so too should crime prevention methodology and fighting tactics. He has tirelessly, and often at a great personal sacrifice to his financial growth or his family life, overcome enormous hurdles to advance the cause of helping improve safety for men, women & children. No matter what the cost, he is clear that he will achieve his mission of a safer world through proper education, training and a holistic approach to self-defence.

Press, TV & New Media presence of Franklin Joseph

Franklin Joseph has been featured in various articles or videos showcasing his goal of a safe world, free of abuse and crime, especially for girl-child and women. Some media names are Times of India, Hindustan Times, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, Deccan Herald etc., Magazines like Tehelka, 080 Bangalore, Bengaluru Pages,,, TimeOut Bengaluru etc., TV shows and News Channels like ZeeTv, CNN-Ibn, NDTV 24×7, TV9 News, Swarna Channel, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Times Now etc.