WILL A PEPPER SPRAY SAVE YOUR LIFE? Pepper sprays lead as a women's safety solution in India, due to its easy availability, cost effectiveness and convenience of carrying. But are there any problems with this 300-1000 rupee device carried by many in their hand bags in its usage to incapacitate or neutralize an assailant / attacker with criminal intentions? Its observed many Indian women merely opt for pepper sprays to keep themselves safe as an easier route to attending physically intensive martial art training programs or free 360 degree self defense programs that account for the physical, technical, psychological and legal aspects of a woman's safety. Is this a good trend? Here are a few easy situations where your pepper spray can fail: (1) The assailant is quicker than the time taken by you to retrieve and discharge the pepper spray. After you are overpowered, taking the pepper spray out could be the handing over a lethal weapon to the assailant. (2) The conditions are windy and the discharge direction cannot be controlled down-wind (in a railway compartment, in a moving bus, at a beach). (3) The attack environment is a closed space, meaning you cannot discharge it without getting some on / breathing it yourself (in an elevator, in an AC taxi / cab) (4) Your pepper spray has a faulty nozzle that may redirect some of the discharge contents on to you, incapacitating you to escape from the crime scene. (5) Your pepper spray is kept in a condition where the high pressure container becomes faulty, damaged, or discharges accidentally (like in open sun, prolonged durations or in your handbag where a sharp object like a key pierces it) (6) The assailant is wearing a closed sunglass, helmet, or a mask (7) The assailant is resistant to the pain of pepper spray. Under research, it was found 20% of people do not become incapacitated through the discharge of contents of a civilian pepper spray, for no particular reason. (8) The assailant is intoxicated or is under the influence of certain controlled substances, that makes him immune or more resilient to pain. Summarily like any tool, if the conditions are ideal and you have enough practice, the pepper spray will work a significant percentage of times to make you safe. If not, it may even increase your exposure to danger. Please read further articles from us about safety tips for Indian women and attend one of our free women's safety / self defense classes. Be safe!
The New Indian Express features the Krav Maga Global (KMG) India workshops done at Chennai army facilities, as part of the Survival Instincts initiatives. Elroy Vaz, Regional Director of KMG India was kind enough to travel to Chennai to lead the Initiative. KMG is the most authentic source of Krav Maga, and is run by Eyal Yanilov KMG the direct and most trusted student of Imi Lichtenfeld. In todays world where everyone teaches Krav Maga, its important that you "learn from the source".
Combat Training Video for Indian Army conducted by Krav Maga Global (KMG) in association with Survival Instincts. The video is short due to the sensitivity of what is being captured.
Today's Deccan Chronicle, close quarter combat (CQC) training for Indian Army Officer cadets at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai, jointly by Krav Maga Global (KMG) India and Survival Instincts. Seen in the post are Elroy Vaz, Regional Director KMG India and Anoop Madhavan, CEO, Survival Instincts.