Many institutions and NGOs are now initiating self-defence training for women. With the rising assault against women, the session aims to help girls stand up for themselves against any kind of sexual assaults.

Ken Foundation (KF) recently organised a free self-defence and awareness programme for women at one of the function halls in the city. Offering tips on martial arts and other commando techniques, the programme trained nearly 35 women who attended the workshop. Some practical tips on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance were highlighted during the session. Trainees were also given hands-on defence tactics during the daylong workshop.

Emphasising the need to be self-reliant, founder of KF Santosh Pulletykurty said that being prepared for the worst situations would always aid women. “Abuse might happen anywhere but a little bit of preparedness would always help women to be on their guard,” he added.

Martial art trainer G. Dharani explained basic techniques on how to use elbow and palm heel effectively while defending oneself. – Staff Reporter