In Arizona, some women are making moves, literally, to protect themselves using an Israeli self-defense system called Krav Maga. Instructors at East Valley Krav Maga conduct 50 self-defense classes a week, teaching students to effectively use their bodies to target the most vulnerable parts of an attacker.
Flying kicks, elbow strikes, middle punches, drop kicks and other fighting and defence techniques are a regular feature of the daily routine of the women preparing to join the Delhi Police. And the Delhiite who is mentoring their transformation in the last stages of training, as part of the force’s Sashakti campaign, is Taekwondo champion, Shakeel Ahmed.
Twenty-five -year-old Kajal is an Ayurvedic medicine graduate from Mysuru. She is not someone you would associate with an argument, let alone a fight. In fact, last year she started going to a gym in the hope of putting on some weight, as she “was underweight”.
FORMER taekwondo champion and now Makati Congressman Monsour del Rosario achieved a rare distinction when he was conferred the 2017 “Award for a Proud Taekwondo” by Kukkiwon, the sport’s governing body, recently. The award is the highest honor given by Kukkiwon to individuals who have contributed to the development and expansion of taekwondo locally and internationally.