Self Defence

Khushnoor & Kamal Jijina

(MMA Fighters, Judo Coaches, Personal Fitness & Health Consultants)

Dharavi, Mumbai

27 Dec 2013

Self Defence

Khushnoor & Kamal are not your average couple: both have multiple black belts and are skilled in a variety of Martial Arts, including Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Jiujutsu, Muay Thai and Krav Maga.   While Kamal is a State, National & Commonwealth Judo Champion, Khushnoor is a National Karate, Judo & MMA (amongst others!) National Champion who trains not only the Mumbai Police, but Force One - Mumbai's Specialized Counterterrorism Unit.  Husband and wife both also excel as personal health and fitness consultants. Being that social causes are close to their heart (they have trained many street children from Grant Road, Colaba, Dongri & Bandra in the Martial Arts - many of whom are now instructors themselves), they jumped at the chance to fulfill the Hamaara Sapna beneficiaries request to learn Self Defense.  As is sadly the case commonly, marginalized women like our beneficiaries often face harassment in the simplest of matters, such as taking the train, walking in the market, etc.  His trainers present, demonstrated different ways to practice self defence. The women learnt basic self defence moves which would help them to protect themselves in some circumstances of the need arouse. Women loved to feel the power to be in control and take charge.

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