Specialist Guru-ji Franklin Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of ‘Indian Institute of Special Tactics and Combat Science’ Dharwad. The organisations have various projects that focus on empowering the men, women & children to prevent, avoid or escape themselves against crime, violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse.
In 2017, his Krav Maga Self Defence academy was awarded ‘Best Service Excellence award 2017’ by Luxury Travel Magazine, London, United Kingdom. He was honorary awarded a plaque for his commitment towards women entrepreneurship & economic empowerment by Government of Karnataka in ThinkBig 2016 Women Entrepreneurs Convention Exhibition.
O.S.A.C. of the United States of America Department printed a recommendation in its Women Safety Report 2014 stating “Franklin Joseph is the good Self Defence instructor that also focuses on psychological empowerment in his workshops”.
He also conducts Power to Women Workshop on Corporate Women Self Defence & Stop Crime on Women Seminars for Girl-Child Self Defence to schools & colleges all over India. His ‘iTeachiPower.in’ Girl Empower & Mentor Girls project is in its designing stage & will soon be implemented with help from school & college students.
Among his prestigious clients include the Government of India’s Indian Railways, Defence Research Development Organisation (D.R.D.O.), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (H.A.L.) & Bangalore Commissioner of Police Mr Reddy along with Vanitha Sahayavani NGO.
Mr Joseph has been featured in various articles or videos showcasing his goal of a safer world, free of abuse and crime, especially for a girl-child and women. Some of the names are Times of India, Hindustan Times, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, Deccan Herald etc., Magazines like Tehelka, 080 Bangalore, Bengaluru Pages, LiveMint.com, GlobalPost.com, TimeOut Bengaluru, etc., TV shows and News Channels like ZeeTv, CNNIbn, NDTV 24×7, TV9 News, Swarna Channel, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Times Now etc.