Women Self Defense Workshop, Seminar and Classes

Your Ultimate Weapon – Self Defense

If there would be one word to describe the situation in world today it would definitely be ‘unpredictable.’ We are living in the 21st century, still fighting for equality of genders and freedom to make our own choices. But the most beautiful aspect of this situation is the fact that our struggle comprises of the most extraordinary women and men. Our ability to think differently and to unite for a shared conviction is our strength.

But we still have a long journey to make!

One of the prime hurdles of this resistance is the fact that some people choose to respond to our beliefs through cruelty and aggression. And unfortunately the most common scenario we observe in such conditions is violence against women. According to the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau, 2015, a decrease of 3.1% in crimes against women has been observed, as compared to the 2014 statistics. This 3.1% is an indicator that we still have lots of work to do, and a myriad of obstacles to overcome. The most recent incident of Bengaluru’s mass molestation during New Year’s Eve was an outrageous example about the intensity of crimes against women in India.

The question is what can be done to ensure the safety women?

Apart from observing strict legal laws and strong surveillance setup by the administration, on an individual level we have to use our bodies as weapons.

That’s Right! Self Defense!
So, why is self defense important?

An education in self defense can introduce you to a variety of situations that can occur and motivating experiences of survivors as well. The most significant reason to study self defense is to achieve a sense of self-confidence and mental stability during uncertain times. We often panic, freeze and stop thinking when we are under a state of being attacked. It is a major rule to remember that defending ourselves does not only require physical strength but also intellectual and tactical skills. If the assailant is brawny, there are number of ways you can tackle him/ her with. It’s always mind over matter.

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If you practice religiously self defense can not only lead to a fitter body but also to the virtue of self discipline. During insecure conditions your training will always be able to provide you with a sense of direction and clarity. It will teach you to be agile and a smart problem solver. It will guide you to trust your instincts and transform you into a viscerally aware person.

The best part about learning self defense is that you can always utilize it if some other person happens to be in danger. The amazing feature of the training is that it does not only make you self reliant but also alters you into a better person.

And to help you get started the Anand Koti Team is conducting Self Defense Workshops to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by promoting women’s safety. These workshops are a unique amalgamation of martial arts and spirituality. The purpose is to introduce women to techniques and methods that will help them function more positively in their everyday life. The workshops provides insights and trains for better ergonomics resulting in lowering of body pain and better body posture. An amazing platform to learn as well as discuss and share crisis of security.

The Self Defense Workshops are conducted by Mr Anand Koti, a skilled martial artist himself with 19 years of practice. Mr Koti has positively impacted the lives of women and children through his amazing non-profit endeavor The Colorss Foundation.  For the past 11 years he has been imparting knowledge about martial arts, and this year he continues his commendable effort for shaping a better and a secure society.

We welcome organizations who would like to arrange a Self Defense Seminar with our team for working women, as well as individuals who are interested to organize a workshop for women from all walks of life. We aim to create an honest and a fulfilling experience for all our learners, and to deliver our best attempt to educate and empower them.

To discuss the further details get in touch: koti@anandkoti.com 
Website: http://www.anandkoti.com/
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Watch your Breath! Mindful Breathing

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The world is progressing pretty fast and accordingly we have to adjust ourself. Do not delay and reschedule yourself to fit and adjust in this ever-changing and ever-demanding world of materialist things. There has been a shift in health concerns around the world. Yoga – Meditation and Spirituality is gaining interest. More and more people are getting back to the basics of human body and its ergonomics. The fear of death and the failure to withstand the mental pressures has made numerous people go back to their roots. For some have quit.

Breathing is a simple silent unconscious process constantly working 24 x 7. Its the breath that you inhale and exhale which keeps you alive.  Importance of breath has been discussed in detail in our scriptures too. However, all of these are now rare to the general people around. Human mind if not exercised is constantly learning to follow, get carried away, visualize wrong things and to have blind-folded trust. Among the masses – The self-analytical tendency towards any situation is gradually reducing, the patience is reducing and creating unrest within.

Understand with open heart – you have an identity, you are unique, you are loved by your family and friends, you have your own aura and you are precious. With the changing world  you don’t have to get carried away, you don’t have to follow others, you don’t have to be in the CROWD and flow with them.

With the demanding time change for GOOD, adapt for GOOD, reschedule for GOOD and above all eat GOOD.  Basically we need to be MIND-FULL.

Strongly Stay connected  with your ‘self’! The only reality is YOU YOU and YOU.

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I am fascinated with the amazing power of breathing. Until and unless you learn the method, trick and techqniue towards mindful breathing you can’t enjoy the peaceful moments of meditation. Do you know there are different styles of breathing techniques? Sharing with you a very simple and effective method for mindful breathing

After you wake up in the morning and get fresh. This is the first thing that you need to do:

  • Take out 5 minutes everyday, its preferred if you can maintain the same time and place
  • Sit straight with your legs folded. Keep your chest out and shoulders back. If possible sit in Padmasana [The Padmasana or Lotus Position is a cross-legged sitting asana originating in meditative practices of ancient India, in which the feet are placed on the opposing thighs-source wikipedia]
  • Remember to keep your back erect and neck held straight up
  • Close your eyes
  • Bring both your palms together in Namaskar position and keep it at your solar plexis
  • Be mindful and watchful towards your body
  • Observe your breath mindfully. Keep a watchful attention on every breath that is inhaled-exhaled. You are required to breathe normal. No short no long
  • Mindfully inhale, slowly breathe in. Do not rush or push yourself. Be as gentle as possible. Watch your breath when you inhale this will eliminate the on-going thoughts inside your mind. Focus on your breath
  • Mindfully exhale, slowly breathe out. Do not rush or push yourself. Be as gentle as possible. Watch your breath when you exhale this will eliminate the on-going thoughts inside your mind. Focus on your breath
  • Do this mindfully for 5 minutes
  • After 5 minutes gradually open your eyes and be thankful to the cosmic energies

You are now ready to start your day. Yes, you can do this twice a day. The same breathing technique can be done in the night before you go to sleep.

Being watchful towards your own breath is very simple. Its an effective method to relax your body and mind. If practiced daily you would see a positive impact in your life.

I would love to hear you and your experiences.

For Love,

Tonic for better mental health: Karate and Meditation

It’s important that the awareness of karate and its in-depth power is being felt by everyone. Karate is nothing but it teaches you to talk with oneself and give you the authority to protect yourself. It’s an open hand technique which in combinations and perfection is a lethal weapon.

The process of self-realization of what you need is more important. In this race of performance, pressures, compromises, adjustments and stress – we are forgetting our own self! We often tend to loose the focus of ‘who we are’ !  and it is left unattended till we can carry the luggage!

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Competition has increased, humans are now working more like machines and are attempting to be multi-tasking. To this change – we bring you change as well 🙂 at-least to bring the balance within you!

We, at www.anandkoti.com  strongly believe “Every Problem has a Solution”

We have an unique combination of Karate and Spirituality that would be of your interest. The combination is useful to release the stress, strengthen the body -mind and soul. It teaches you how to use your body respectfully and when required it can act like a weapon. We have Self-defense workshop with a mix of #meditation and #karate. We would train you in 3-4 self-defense techniques and also help you relax and get you introduced to your spiritual journey. Your questions about spirituality are also addressed.

Anand Koti focuses upon and promotes the innate values of  Karate [martial arts] – Bonding, Management and Security through his workshops.  These three virtues he has deeply instilled in himself and hopes to deliver the same to his students.

We can only say – Do not miss this opportunity!  Hear one of our participants sharing her views:-

But why do you need to get trained in Self-defense – do you find yourself anywhere in the below mentioned points!

  • Late nights are no more a worry
  • Being alone is hardly problematic
  • Eve teasing is not acceptable, ever
  • Have to wait for police, oh please
  • Domestic violence, not for me
  • My respect, my responsibility

We just don’t focus upon self-defense – we do have special customized camps for daughter-mother and yes of-course corporate workshops too! For more information log on to our website: www.anandkoti.com

Cheers to Life – take it easy!

Why should I provide FREE online self-defense workshop!

It’s important that the awareness of karate and its in-depth power is being felt by everyone. However we still have a lot of reservations and internal defense mechanism of convincing why we want to get trained in Karate.  Karate is nothing but it teaches you to talk with oneself and give you the authority to protect yourself. It’s an open hand technique which in combinations and perfection is a lethal weapon.

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Self-defense training

The good news is Dear Ladies we are providing free online self-defense workshop to only three early applicants. The applicant needs to be female as this workshop is only for women. Self-defense workshop would be a mix of meditation and self-defense. We would train you in 3-4 self-defense techniques and also help you in your spiritual journey.  Your questions about spirituality would also be addressed. We can only say – Do not miss this opportunity! Find out contact details on our website – www.anandkoti.com

But why do you need to get trained in Self-defense – do you find yourself anywhere in the below mentioned points!

  1. LATE NIGHTS ARE NO MORE A WORRY:

A woman who knows about defending herself in face of imminent danger has never to worry about late night shifts or stranded, deserted alleys. She knows to hold herself together in such circumstances and can give her attacker a good one-or-two if the need comes down to that.

  1. BEING ALONE IS HARDLY PROBLEMATIC:

Going out for a late night movie and can’t find a companion? Want to take a trip to your favourite hill station but have no one to accompany you? Bored of the crowd around you and want to take a lonely walk down the countryside? With self-defense techniques by your side, you don’t have to worry about being alone anymore. Just make a plan and you are good to go.

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Self-defense Training

  1. EVE TEASING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, EVER:

For a woman skilled in self-defense, she never has to keep mum. Whether it’s a lewd comment on the street or a sexual innuendo on the bus she can always speak up for herself without having to worry about the consequences because she knows that she is good enough to handle whatever comes her way.

  1. HAVE TO WAIT FOR POLICE, OH PLEASE:

Instead of waiting for official help to come over, a woman can always be her own help. Be it an attempt to steal her purse or a hand extended to grope her in public, it is often too late by the time police comes over to help. Learning a trick or two in self-defense can always help a woman to save her stuffs, be it money or modesty.

  1. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, NOT FOR ME:

Domestic violence in no form is ever acceptable. But what is better – to prevent it from happening in the first place or to curb it after it has happened? If you are skilled in self-defense, you never have to be a victim and you can start standing up for yourself from the day first finger gets pointed at you.

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Self-defense Training

  1. MY RESPECT, MY RESPONSIBILITY:

The respect and dignity of women have been at stake for way too long. In spite of matching steps with men in every single field, women are still considered the weaker sex. It’s now time to turn the tables and show the world what women are capable of. Self-defense is no more a choice; in today’s world, it is a necessity.

We look forward to hear you if you think it’s the right time to take the responsibilities of yourself.

Best wishes,

Anand

Karate – 3 way passage for growth [professional, social & emotional]

Every corporate – family – friends and the most important ‘YOU’ ; are all trying to understand the smooth functioning of human mind.  How can it be utilized to the utmost for our own respective needs and benefits. The corporate [big-medium-small] wants more than 100% from their employees; families are looking out for a very cordial relationship within each other; and in this race of life – least priorityis given to ourself . It’s very common to come across every second person who is suffering from Burnout

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With a vision of combining 17 years of martial art practice and 9 years of providing professional training in Karate, Mr. Koti has come up with this workshop that has the in-depth hidden powers of martial arts. We are addressing these issues gracefully.

‘RenewYou‬’ is a holistic approach based on ‪#karate‬ which uses the ‪#‎Discipline‬, ‪#‎Energy‬ and ‪#‎Action‬ of the art to address full continuum of emotional and physical issues of an employee.

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ReNew You by anandkoti

ABOUT ANAND KOTI:
A man of many mantles, Anand Koti likes to identify himself as a social entrepreneur. His vision of combining his 17 years of practice and 9 years of providing professional training in martial arts with his dream of building a better world for women and children to live in was what gave rise to his own personal dream. He strongly believes: ‘every problem has a solution’

A graduate in Industrial Psychology from MSU, he also holds twin Masters in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management and Health and Hospital Management from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care. Trained by Senzi Pervez Mistri, he is a martial-arts professional, having a second degree Black-belt in Karate and a green belt in Kobudo (weapon systems). The foundation values of martial arts – Bonding, Management and Security, are the three virtues he has deeply instilled in himself and hopes to deliver the same to his students.

Through his various social and humanitarian causes, workshops and a project extremely close to his heart, the Colorss Foundation, Anand Koti has had a positive impact on more than 1000 lives in the past six years. He has trained 850 women and children, out of which 45 children have been differently-abled. Today, his expertise is identified by big corporate banners like ONGC, Nielsen, Vodafone, Reliance Industries and Reliance Township, L&T, Urbounce Gym and many others. Yet to him, it is just the beginning.

Self-defense workshops for women/girls, working women at different Corporate and NGO’s

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for more info contact us – koti@anandkoti.com

Shoshin Nagamine said “Karate may be considered as the conflict within oneself or as a life-long marathon which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training and one’s own creative efforts.”[12]

Karate is a means of self defense. Not many know that it originated not from China or Japan, but from India itself. Legend has it that an ancient prince of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu observed the movements of birds and animals while they were engaged in fight and emulated them in human body movements. After experimenting on his slaves and knowing which parts of the body were vulnerable he developed the ancient art form of weaponless self defense. When Bolidharma, a Buddhist monk learnt this in India, he imparted the knowledge to monks in China and trained them.  This was later taken up further by people in Japan.

Kara in Japanese literality means Empty and te means hand.

To most of us who haven’t been trained, the first point of reference comes in the karate kid, a movie about a kid who learns the martial art form to get even with the bullies. The film was well appreciated and is still remembered by most of us and greatly increased popularity of it in the West..  However, karate has real life benefits. Not only to ward of predators does it come in handy, but also to train the body and mind and according to ancient thoughts, achieve “purity of the soul”

In karate, the size or the strength of the person doesn’t matter as much as the skill, speed and power of the moves. Martial arts not only improve bodily strength but also develop self confidence and mental health eliminating the weaknesses of human mind. In today’s world of myriads of tension, it is a great release of negative energy. Rather than offence, it is related to the practice of non violence and only wielded in protection.

Karate can be learnt by anyone in spite of age or sex; be it a school going kid or housewife. In today’s day and age of ongoing violence perpetrated by goons, chain snatchers and eve teasers, it becomes imperative to know the art of defending one self, specially for women.

The director of this solution based company – Mr. Anand Koti has worked for many social causes and community oriented projects before he founded the non-profit Colorss.

Mr. Koti is a passionate and committed teacher of karate. He himself has a training of 17 years and a second degree black belt holder. He now inspires upcoming social entrepreneurs. He takes up specialized classes to teach housewife, working women and school girls how to defend on self. The classes have greatly emancipated and created a great sense of confidence in the women in these troubling times.

For more info – koti@anandkoti.com
~ Sanjana Pal

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Do you have a balanced life-style?

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Working for living is appreciable but a living for the work is not. In today’s world everyone is busy racing up the income desk but in doing so they step up over the human bench. A solid income requires a solid input. But as they say, success does not some in solitary; it brings in varied hardships along the way.

High stress, inadequate diet, sky-scraping pressure, wobbly health, nuclear families, lost relationships, weak family bonds etc. are all the results of this rush life.

We are here to furnish you with a completely new concept to overcome these effects on your life. We do not ask you to perform high energy yoga or any periodic prayer.

This is a new and a very practical way of overcoming stress, pressure and a better bonding technique for the families. We introduce you to the ancient art of martial arts. Martial arts are confined systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defence, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

Martial arts can bring up the best in you, rejuvenate you. If you are a management official, we completely understand the mind conditions you go through every day. Martial arts will help you reopen the mind for wider view and energize the body for the upcoming tasks.

Not only this, this art is helpful in the empowerment of women. We at ANAND KOTI – have an innovative Karate [martial art] project for women empowerment and their ability to refrain themselves, protect themselves and establish an independent image. If you are owned by the art of Karate, it will build a sense of confidence in you. A strong women vision contributes to a strong nation.

Another main focus of this project would be to fill in the gap between different generations. Learning Karate could work out as a team activity for a family. An influential, important and beneficial time spent together as a family. It turns out be a better physical activity as well as a communication pitch.

Protecting today’s youth from the electronic worlds never ending puzzle and preparing them for the tough future life with a good and fun idea in their childhood can be done with nothing better than martial arts. A technique that helps a women to uphold to her individualism with strength and power and rejuvenates one’s body and mind for a better thinking, for a brighter tomorrow.

If you want to experience it you just have to get in touch with us – koti@anandkoti.com

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– Nandika Puri

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