Energy, enthusiasm and a sense of empowerment was clearly visible among the women who participates in DNA’s self-defence camp, organised in association with Super Fight League (SFL) at SFL Challenger’s Arena in Andheri, on Friday.
Launched by the owner of SFL, Raj Kundra and his wife Shilpa Shetty, the initiative aims at making women feel more confident about themselves by demonstrating ways in which they can defend themselves and also helping them understand their physical and mental strength.
As Shetty said, “This is a wake-up call for us women. Let’s stop getting scared and use our brains and strength to tackle down molesters or rapists. It is really not as hard as you might think.”
Demonstrating a few moves, she explained that a kick to the groin or clawing at their faces with your nails or even using your heels to kick them hard can bring men down.
CEO of the organisation Daniel Isaac and his group of trainers that included women took to the stage along with around 30 women participants in a highly charged atmosphere. “We are not here to show them any fancy moves, but some smart techniques using knees, elbows, hands, foot and even with objects they may have with them like a purse or shoes,” said Isaac, who is also a kickboxing trainer.
Basic techniques such as poking their eyes, kicking their groin, clawing at their skin and even biting the man were demonstrated. Several elbow techniques were demonstrated keeping in mind various situations where the man could attack from behind, from the side or from front.
Participants were taught how to hit attackers with their left elbow between their chest, on their chin and then to their groins.
All techniques were practised to counts of music and participants were also taught how the power of voice, while trying to attack the man, can scare him.