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Franklin Joseph – Misinformation about Actual Crime and Self-Defense

There are many misconceptions concerning actual criminal activity and self-defense, which can cause misunderstandings. It’s imperative to differentiate between fact and fiction while making decisions that affect one’s own safety. The following are a few common myths:

Myth: The mindset of “It won’t happen to me”:

Reality: Many people believe they are not at risk of being victims of crime. especially considering their good personality and background—they don’t hunt for criminal elements or go out drinking in bars, for example. This way of thinking could lead to neglect and insufficient planning. When people know they could be a target, they might take preventative action to ensure their safety.

Myth: Martial Arts tricks can help me combat Criminals:

Reality: Some people might use the assumption that skills from martial arts can handle these situations to rationalize dangerous actions. The dynamic nature of a criminal situation is beyond the scope of martial arts’ rigidity. In a violent conflict, no trick or stunts will be helpful. One may make poor decisions and become more vulnerable to crime as a result of this arrogance.

Myth: Having a weapon will keep me safe:

Reality: Although having a weapon to defend oneself is helpful, it does not guarantee safety. Having the appropriate training and understanding when and how to use a weapon are crucial. In some circumstances, weapons could make things more dangerous since they will increase the threat rather than lessen it. In a number of case studies, the assailant killed the victim by using their weapon.

Myth: Only People with Physically Strength can defend themselves:

Reality: In self-defense, physical strength is not the only important component. One could argue that strength has a relatively small role in self-defense since there are so many other factors that play a bigger role, such as de-escalation tactics, evacuation plans, and situational awareness. Gaining these skills will help everyone.

Myth: Crime is confined to specific locations:

Reality: Crime can occur anywhere. If you believe that some places are always safe, you could start to feel at ease. No matter where you are, you need to always be completely aware of your surroundings.

Myth: Strangers are the principal threat:

Reality: Although there’s good reason to be wary of the dangers posed by strangers, statistics show that a significant portion of crimes are perpetrated by people the victim knows. It’s crucial to exercise caution in all of your interactions, not just with new people.

Myth: It is legal for you to use lethal force against someone who breaks into your house:

Reality: The rules governing self-defense vary throughout nation-states, and it is typically only permissible to use lethal force when someone’s life is in jeopardy. To avoid legal issues, it is crucial to understand local rules and regulations.It takes time to establish self-defense as a legal notion, and you might have to serve some time in jail.

Myth: Learning martial arts makes you unbeatable:

Reality: Self-defense training can help you defend yourself, but it won’t make you invincible. Over confidence can be dangerous. Effective self-defense needs a combination of physical prowess, mental readiness, and attention to numerous other factors.

Myth: Dialing the police helpline is enough:

Reality: Even if calling the assistance line is crucial, it might not be sufficient. It’s important to have a personal safety plan that includes knowing how to defend yourself and how to escape if necessary.

Myth: When victims fail to stop the crime, they are always at fault:

Reality: It is not the fault of the victim to be a victim of crime. It is damaging to hold victims responsible for an incident’s failure to stop. Criminals are accountable for their own actions.

Myth: Only women should take self-defense classes:

Reality: Education in self-defense is beneficial for all genders. Since everyone might become a target for danger, self-defense is a crucial life skill.

Myth: Conflict is avoided by not making eye contact:

Reality: It’s crucial to be aware of your surroundings, even though it can occasionally be misconstrued as a sign of submission. Refusing to make eye contact too often can make you appear more vulnerable, and it may not always be an effective method to end a fight.

An in-depth understanding of the knowledge on crime and self-defense can help one make informed judgments regarding their own personal safety. When considering the use of self-defense techniques, it’s important to be informed, aware of your surroundings, and properly trained.


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About Specialist Franklin Joseph

Franklin Joseph
Social Entrepreneur, C.E.O. & Specialist
Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science
One of the rare professionals in the self-defense industry who is fully versed in both combat science and Krav Maga Self Defense techniques is Guruji Franklin Joseph. Having trained in Israeli military Krav Maga self-defense for over two decades, he is an internationally renowned specialist in the technique. Guruji Franklin Joseph developed his abilities while studying and teaching Krav Maga Self Defense under the guidance of well-known national and international Krav Maga instructors. His never-ending quest to exceed Krav Maga Self Defense's technical standards has resulted in his spending many hours researching and analyzing various crime scenarios, victim case studies, workshop participant feedback, regular academy members, etc.
An Unsurpassed Specialist
What truly makes Guruji Franklin Joseph unique is his unwavering commitment to learning new psychological and tactical strategies in addition to extending his knowledge of self-defense techniques. He understands that real proficiency requires a never-ending thirst for knowledge and an openness to study, especially when it comes to improving the efficacy of Krav Maga techniques. His warrior attitude allows him to impart invaluable knowledge and guidance to anyone looking to strengthen their self-defense abilities. In addition to gaining up new skills from Guruji Franklin Joseph, you'll go out on a self-determination journey that will give you the mental, physical, and strategic bravery needed to conquer any challenge in real life.
  • Determined Mentor : An Innovative, Exciting, and Realistic Tactical Training Method for Krav Maga Self Defense for Men, Women, and Kids.
  • Innovative Teacher : Puts more emphasis on the psychological aspects of empowerment.
  • Steadfast Ambassador : Advocating self-defense as a way to advance wellness education, especially for women, girls, and young people who are participating in educational institutions.
A Narrative of Two Decades of Success
The wider world is now aware of the many unique psychological skills that Guruji Franklin Joseph owns, as well as his unwavering dedication to passing along his superb Krav Maga Israeli Military Self Defense techniques. Guruji Franklin Joseph's dedication to his job is demonstrated by the breadth of his training and his distinctive style of instruction, which combines psychological and practical learning. Over the course of two decades, he has trained a wide range of individuals, emphasizing the universal applicability of Krav Maga Self Defense & additional Psychological Skills as an effective self-defense strategy. Participants have included men and women from the corporate world, law enforcement officers, military personnel, intelligence specialists, security specialists, and high school or college students.
Among his most notable triumphs are :
  • Instructor with international qualification (Israel).
  • Specialist in Israeli Military Krav Maga Self Defence.
  • Specialist in Safety Skills & Psychological Empowerment designed for Women & Female Girls.
  • More than two decades of self-defense experience.
  • C.E.O., Social Entrepreneur & Founder – Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis and Combat Tactical Science, Dharwad.
  • Was hired as Assistance Instructor for N.S.G (Black Cat) Anti-Terrorist Commandos in Manesar, Haryana.
  • Was hired as Senior Instructor for I.P.S., I.A.S. & I.R.S. Probationary Officers in SVPNPA, Hyderabad.
  • Awarded the “Best Service” title by Luxury Travel Magazine in London, United Kingdom.
  • In a Women Safety Report from the U.S. Department of State in 2014, the Overseas Security Advisory Council recommended Franklin Joseph as a “Instructor who focuses on both Psychological & Tactical Training.”
  • Prepared and oversaw corporate safety and self-defense training for men and women across Pan India for over two decades.
  • Guest Speaker Lecturer in several academic institutions such as IIT, NIT, SRM, Dayananda Sagar, Christ & Jain Universities, and S.I.E.S.
  • A memorial plaque presented by the Karnataka government and ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition.
  • Facilitated workshops for government agencies, including Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O.), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Railways, Commissioner of Police Bengaluru etc.
  • The corporate clientele includes Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Infosys, Wipro, NASSCOM, Harman, APC, Accenture, Goldman Sacs, DELL, CISCO, Syngene, Procter & Gamble, L&T etc.
  • Talks during interviews that were broadcast in All India Radio, 93.5 Fm etc.
  • Numerous articles in newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Times of India, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicals, The New Indian Express etc.
  • Principal Articles in Magazines like Tehelka, LiveMint Bengaluru Pages etc.

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FRANKLIN JOSEPH Social Entrepreneur, C.E.O. & Specialist - Indian Institute of Special Tactics And Combat Science Specialist Guruji Franklin Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur, Founder and C.E.O. of Indian Institute of Special Tactics and Combat Science (I. I. S. T. A. C. S.), Dharwad. The main organization - I. I. S. T. A. C. 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 Guruji 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 training in 2003 under Mr. Vicky Kapoor, Chief Instructor of Krav Maga 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. 'Guruji' 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's 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 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 N. G. O. 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 24x7, TV9 News, Swarna Channel, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Times Now etc.

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