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Free self-defence training to help females fight back in emergencies

Free self-defence training to help females fight back in emergencies


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep 21, 2016:  DARE (Defence Against Rape and Eve-teasing) a free work shop has been organized at various schools and colleges in Udupi, which comprises theory and practical demonstrations on how young girls can defend themselves. Participants are trained in verbal confrontation skills, avoidance, response, survival and escape tactics and numerous self-defence methods. It is based on using the right technique at the right time depending upon the situation.


self defenceHosapete-based girls Shalini Bhandary, Savitha Naidu, Anuradha and Salma Kushal are conducting the free workshop at Udupi and Manipal. They contacted education institutes in the district to create awareness on the need of the workshop. The workshop is held for two hours with the aim to train young girls to become aware of threats, various kinds of offences and laws related to the protection of women. They teach 10 to 12 techniques from ’Jeet Kune Do’. The effectiveness of the training will be monitored by the DARE team for continuous improvement. DARE team of Baldota Group aims to create awareness at the grassroot level.

Savitha, a trainer said, that the workshop started from September 15 and will be conducted till September 24, after which mid-term exam starts for schools. Many schools from Udupi and Manipal are already being trained, which also includes government-aided school. In November, the next session will start at Mangaluru. In the 1st phase, 1000 schools and colleges will be given training and depending upon the demand of the institutions, it will be continued next year too.

In a recent circular, CBSE, New Delhi directed its schools to train girls in self defence, from class one to 10 for one week. The techniques gives knowledge, strategies and skills required to deal with any untoward situation.


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Krishnamurthy, Mumbai Wed, September-21-2016, 1:08
The family too should co-operate and not bring up girl child of being inferior. She has to take a stand ad not hesitate to share her problems wit her family. She should fight back with men against intolerance.
Anil Fernanades, Mangaluru Wed, September-21-2016, 12:21
They have to give the importance to all the schools and have to be given along with the education. The schools shouldn’t charge extra for it because all cannot afford .
Susheel Gowda, Mysore Wed, September-21-2016, 12:14
The CBSE schools have given option for the training the students for self defence . Men are physically stron to smoe extent they can fight back. They have to be brought up in the same way at home too.
Nagraj Kumar, Udupi Tue, September-20-2016, 11:40
Training has to be give to women for self defence . Its a good initiative .
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