SELF confidence booster modules for NGO’s / Non-profit Organization / CSR

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Non-profit organization find it really hard to find resources that can help them to overcome the hurdles; sometimes they are conscious efforts sometimes unconscious efforts to find a way out. This is a continuous struggle and an active attempt to create a positive eco-system.

Okay, so here’s the deal. We are offering our SELF confidence booster modules to the NGO’s / Non-profit Organizations working in India. Our workshops are Impact based to bring about a change. These workshops are specifically designed for:

  • Children
  • Women/girls
  • Youth
  • Staff members
  • Management team
  • Support staff
  • Rural outreach workers
  • Vocational training
  • Self help group
  • and more…

These workshops are affordable and manageable. Provided you are serious for social change.

  • “85% of the world’s population are affected by low self esteem.” -The Self Esteem Book, by Dr Joe Rubino
  • Over 5 crore people suffer from depression in India: WHO (2015)

This module specifically addresses few common as well important issues which are psychological as well physiological in nature. Positive spillovers have been recorded. The curriculum is being tweaked as per the needs of participants. Customized curriculum helps to address the root cause of the issues. Our curriculum has an amalgamation of karate and meditation. Art, music and drawing are also a part of the curriculum.

You might be wondering that this curriculum would have a high difficulty level on the body as Karate is involved. However, it is not at all harsh on the body and people of all ages can do it. A perfect blend to boost body-mind and soul. Many positive spill overs has been registered. This module has been designed and developed by Anand Koti a 2nd Dan Black in Karate. Check out my profile at LinkedIn for  entire Bio and work experience.

How will this module help your organization beneficiaries!:

  • Body pain due to poor ergonomics: i.e pain arising due to bad body posture
  • Stress and Anxiety: Performance and peer pressure builds up on the individual and they are unable to tackle resulting in chaos and confused individual. If these issues are not addressed on time, it would result into depression and the performance is hampered
  • Focus and Concentration: It’s important the we have the capacity to focus on any give activity or any given task that we are performing. Focus and concentration helps to finish the task with utmost perfection and chances of error is minimized
  • Healthy: Mind and Body: The most neglected part, we talk big but do nothing. We work on the entire body and mind to make the individual feel happy about their own body, they are energetic, active and involved
  • Self Esteem and Confidence: We directly work on uplifting the self-esteem of the individuals. As per the research 85% of the people suffer from Self-Esteem
  • Self-Defense: You will learn tricks and techniques to defend yourself whenever time rises


If you head a NGO and/or know someone to whom this module can make a difference  tag & connect them up.

Look forward.

Cheers,
Anand

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LIFE – without a spiritual life?

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Spirituality does’t mean to give up on LIFE, its the energy that helps you grow and teaches you how to LIVE. Many-a-times people get lost in this journey. For me, I was lucky. At every junction of life, someone was always around to guide me 🙂 God has been great.

Folks who know me are aware that I am an Introvert person. Who prefers to talk less and enjoy the nature! Hardworking, creative and full of energy [well only when I am working] at times am moody. However, the point is not about me as an individual or even talking about it. Life has been such a wonderful journey, learning new things, traveling, taking risks and most important; being aware that the real essence of life is ‘Spirituality.’

The positive attitude towards life has always helped me. As a martial artist we have been teaching self-defense to women across different corporate houses. Teaching the housewives and girls in societies and provide online training programme.

In this journey of teaching we too learned many things, we upgraded our curriculum and we made changes as per the need of hour. The objective of our workshops is to address the mind – body and soul. To make it complete, now our workshops are packed with the divine amalgamation of meditation and karate. These workshops are designed as per the need, time, age, body and requirement. These workshops requires time till the individual can feel the difference within. You as a participant need to have patience and trust yourself. Constant remembrance to our mind, body and soul is required to grow. Our projects have shown commendable changes within. Email us if you want to have a workshop.

We do provide these workshops to the disadvantaged communities and personally I feel they should not be neglected. The good news is that we provide it for FREE to them.

Passion never looses its charm.

All these workshops are provided through our non-profit Colorss Foundation. In past our projects has shown positive results. Recently one of our project Mission 1000 is 2016 finalist at Project Inspire the multi-award-winning initiative presents 18-35-year-olds worldwide with an opportunity to win a US$25,000 grant to assist an existing organisation which supports women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or Africa. Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.

Established in 2014, Mission 1000 is a project that empowers women by aiming to teach self-defense skills to 1000 young girls, at no cost to them, every financial year. We are now holding workshops, which are led by the founder Anand Koti. Every workshop is now able to teach 50 young girls. Koti, who has a 2 black dan belt in Karate and a green belt in Kobudo, trains these girls to kick, punch and block assaults from sexual attackers. He also teaches them to meditate and how to develop a calmer and more focused disposition.

You can read more about the project here.

Life is continuous school where you learn – unlearn every single second. Consciously or unconsciously we learn many things. We as humans unconsciously imitate others in certain areas for which the individual strongly feels connected.

Unwanted advises:

  • Positive approach – always have a positive attitude – around the good – the bad
  • Trust yourself – utmost importance: do not get carried away with situations/peer pressure
  • Patience – without this you will never be able to grow and enjoy life
  • Hard Work – do not shy away from hard work. There is no easy way!
  • Faith – it rules
  • Attachment – do not get attached with the outcome of your hard-work
  • Meditation – spend sometime alone and practice meditation
  • Love & Respect – love yourself and respect – treat others as you wish to get treated

Enjoy yourself to the fullest. Live in the real world and don’t miss the opportunity to help others.

For Love,

Anand

Self-defence is more than safety from sexual assaults

We are coming with few informative videos which would talk about body posture, ergonomics and self-defense. These are precisely how we conduct all our workshops, be it for the less-privileged or for the corporate and other privileged members of the society. Self-defense needs to be practiced religiously so that the entire body can be moved in the right direction at the right time. Well, the right time – right place concept actually applies everywhere.

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Every individual should learn the tricks and techniques to defend the physical body. Long term benefits of self-defense training is seen and felt at physical and psychological levels. You never know when you would need them consciously, however at the unconscious level its being used every now and then. Human body itself is capable of attacking as well at the same time defending the self and the loved ones. It’s even capable of protecting itself from weapon attack.

Self-defense training enhances your faith within, courage and makes your body, mind and soul strong enough to withstand all the challenges of the upcoming life.

The mere concept of self-defense training should be perceived [more than just protecting from sexual & physical assaults] in with an eye for better physical-psychological health. The cumulative benefits of self-defense training has always been beneficial in the longer duration. 

We have introduced meditation to be a part of all our workshops. The divine amalgamation has enriching dividends.  Join self-defense program for your own personal selfish interest to grow stronger physically and psychologically or sponsor our self-defense workshops for needy community of the society which are conducted through Colorss NGO.

If you wish to be a part of our workshop, you just have to let us know. Don’t forget, we have customized workshops as per the need. Yes, we do not compromise our teaching standards be it paid or free workshop. Imparting self-defense training has been my passion and you all know the power of passion.

I personally take this opportunity to thank everyone who were a part of the promotional photo-video shoot, without whom it would had not been possible. We would like to thank Mr. Kailash Jadhav for letting us have space at his Alivez Gym & Fitness Centre’s [check out the link, if you are in Baroda – you should be a member at the gym] in Baroda. Mr. Chankaya & Mr. Het for shooting the pics and video.  Mr. Manish for the idea and coordinating everything.  Jamila Di for the MUG & Mohammed for your presence. The trainers and Ms Mohini a special note of thanks for making the entire shoot.

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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.

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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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