Karthik’s ‘Swaraksha for Women’ completes 2 Years

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Karthik’s ‘Swaraksha for Women’ completes 2 Years

Started on 8 August 2014, a self-defence techniques named as “Swaraksha for Women” by martial art guru Karthik Kateel has already trained over 85,000 females (students and adults) in 327 institutions around Karanatka- a proud achievement for Karthik as he completes two years on 8 August 2016- On this occasion the same training session will be held at Besant Women College at 2.45 pm on August 8th 2016.

Mangaluru: On the outset Team Mangalorean would like to congratulate Karthik Kateel for his great achievement in training over 85,000 female students on self-defence through the “Swaraksha for Women” project. Team Mangalorean has been closely associated with Karthik since his first event which took place at Besant Women’s College on 8 August 2014, and since then has been covering most of his events – and we feel proud to cover his forthcoming self-defence programme . Kudos galore, Karthik! Karthik along with his dad, Prof. Suresh Kateel ( Professor, Dept of History at SDPTF College-Kateel), and mom Shobhalatha, (a former Bharathanatyam artist, now a housewife escorting and assisting her son in all his events) held a press meet at Mangalore Press Club to brief the media persons about his journey through the last 2 years in teaching self-defence techniques to females.

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Have you ever felt frightened or intimidated when out walking alone? Have you ever wondered what you should do if approached by an attacker? Have you ever worried about becoming yet another home invasion statistic? The sad reality is that we live in an increasingly violent society in which the fear of crime is ever-present. Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone, but especially for women.

Concerned about this state of affairs, six times National and 16 times State winner in Martial Arts demonstrations, Martial Arts Guru KarthikS Kateel has been teaching self-defence techniques and safety seminars for the last couple of years, and as of now has trained over 85,000 females at 327 various colleges/institutions in Mangaluru,DK and around the state. . The demand the young women saw for reliable safety information, coupled with the need to debunk widespread myths regarding self-defence measures, has convinced him to conduct more such training programmes, and www.mangalorean.com is proud to be associated with Karthik S Kateel in his projects aimed for a good cause, especially for the safety of women.

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Karthik during his training sessions demonstrates serious self-defence techniques which would help girls/women during time of attack, rape and such kind of acts on them- and these useful techniques have been very much welcomed by the girls, who opt and promise to use them only during the time of attacks by strangers, and not use them on their brothers or male relatives/friends?. At the end of every session, to entertain the gathering he also demonstrates some of his unique martial arts stunts which really wow the audience. During his sessions the whole gang of damsels/girls show some keen enthusiasm and interest throughout the programs, since he conducts them more lively and with wit.

The criminals primary strategy is to use the advantage of surprise. Studies have shown that criminals are adept at choosing targets who appear to be unaware of what is going on around them. By being aware of your surroundings and by projecting a force presence, many altercations which are commonplace on the street can be avoided. Your right to fight. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently we practice awareness and avoidance techniques, we may find ourselves in a physical confrontation. Whether or not you have self-defence training, and no matter what your age or physical condition, it is important to understand that you CAN and SHOULD defend yourself physically.

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While martial arts/Karate are effective at building esteem and a healthier body, they are overrated for self defense. The reasons for this is that martial arts can be taught improperly as well as taking too much time and effort to really master. For more effective self defense tactics, women should look at empty-handed or unarmed fighting techniques, some of which are designed just for women. This type of empowerment training is also quite efficient as well as fierce: a good course can teach women to render their would-be assailant unconscious.

Some of the steps that women can prevent themselves from attack are : Avoid dangerous places; Don’t be a good target; Be aware of your surroundings; maintain a safe distance; Escape when you feel threatened; De-escalate verbal conflicts; and secure yourself. And if you can’t carry pepper spray or don’t have it with you, these self defense techniques that you learned today will be able to save you. And for those with little time, you need to focus on one strategy: Hit and Run. Without sufficient training , you probably shouldn’t attempt to annihilate an attacker. A quick hit however, can temporarily stun your opponent and give you the chance to run.

Recalling Kathik’s story how he stepped into the “Swaraksha for Women” project, he said , “Reading the news of harassment on women which appear frequently on newspapers and TV channels, I decided to do something to prevent such happenings, and so I formulated 5 techniques. First I taught these techniques to my mother, and when I was convinced that these techniques were very effective , I then decided to teach these in schools and colleges, and it did really work and I feel proud that I have done something good for the society, especially the women.

Karthik’s journey into this self-defence techniques training started on 8 August 2014, with the co operation of Radio mirchi 98.3 fm, where he first taught these self defence techniques to nearly 400 students of Besant Womens College, Mangaluru, and ever since then he has never looked back. Presently he has trained more than 85,000 female students of 327 institutions around Karnataka, with 350 training sessions held. “Swaraksha for Women” is a simple andeffective 75 minutes self-defence training especially for women, which Karthik conducts along with the help of his mother Mrs.Shobhalatha.


During the training programme there are no kicks, No blocks, No punches are advocated. These techniques can be learnt and easily applied by a 11 year girl to 60 years women. This programme has been appreciated by Police dept, Doctors, Academicians and female students and they have all expressed their opinions. They have individually solved some of the cases related to the harassment. This training has gained wide publicity through the word of mouth from the Academicians and students. The programme was also conducted in the international famed institutions like NIMHANS, KIMS, RGICD, MAHAJANAS , TERRECIAN etc.

This techniques were choreographed on the basic of psychology and real incidents. So far Karthik has never asked for no financial support from government or sponsors and has not demanded a particular amount from the institutions. His main intention is to train the females in self-defence and get their appreciations- and that’s the gift he asks for. So on the completion of two years, the same training session will be held at Besant women college at 2.45 pm ( August 8th 2016).

About Karthik Kateel :

Karthik S kateel was born on 16 October 1992 in Kateel to Suresh Kateel, a professor in History Department at SDPTFG College-Kateel, and Shobhalatha, a housewife. Only son to his parents, Karthik seems like a “Mama’s Boy”, because most of the time you will see his mother besides him no matter where he goes and what he does. About 6 feet tall now with a good fit physique, Karthik started learning karate at the age of 6 years under the guidance of Sensei EswarKateel and was awarded black belt at the age of 14 years . Inspired by the martial arts legends Tony Jaa , Bruce Lee , Jackie Chan , Scott Adkins and Jet li , he learnt Taekwondo , Muay Thai and Ju Jistu by his own effort by watching videos from internet sites.


He also learned foreign martial arts movements like 180 , 360 , 540 , 720 degree kicks , butterfly twist , aerial cartwheel , cheat gainer , roll spike , butterfly kick, ju jistu special movements , confuse kicks ,guyver kick , slant kick, stretch kicks etc which are new to India . Having completed his graduation in BSc, he is presently doing PG in MA, for he intends to be a professor just like his dad- “Every son wants to follow in his father’s footsteps”


Because of these achievements 6 TV channels recognized Kateel’s unique martial arts talents and telecasted special programmes about him in their respective channels . Namely ” Mangalurina Ekalavya” in TV 9; “Stunt Ekalavya” in Suvarna News TV; “Namma Ekalavya” in News 9 TV; “STU- Namma Nadu Namma Jana” in Udaya News TV; “Karate Kali” in V4 News; ” Extra Ordinary” in Spadhana TV; and “Campus Eye” in V4 news. His live programme was also featured on radio named ‘Sarang’ named “Hrudaya Raga”, and Radio Mirchi 98.3FM telecasted a programme named ” Hot Seat” . Many articles have been also published about him in various newspapers, and mangalorean.com. Kathik has also conducted self defence training for women in many colleges under the banner of Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, mangalorean.com and on his own .


Karthik is a six times National and sixteen times State level gold medal winner in martial arts. He has also won the State level gold medal in seminar and Power Point Presentation competitions. Apart from Martial arts, he has won many prizes in Drawing, Origami, Volley Ball, Debate, Essay and Elocution competitions. Although Karthik learned the martial arts techniques on his own, he wants to offer his help in demonstrating some basic self defence techniques, especially to women, since these days women have been facing a tough time walking on the streets. He has already demonstrated these self defence techniques at 327 various schools and colleges so far, and wants to continue in many more educational institutions.

For more personal information or if you need more basic details on self defence techniques: email :muaythaikarthik@gmail.com; Ph: 9632955086, 9945993455

Facebook/Youtube: karthik s Kateel; Facebook Page : “Martial Arts, The Ultimate Supremacy”

Read some of the related past reports :

Student Nurses get Self-defence Techniques from Karthik

Self Defense Techniques by Karthik marks IWD at Canara College

Mangaluru: Son and Mom Duo Perform 102nd ‘Swaraksha for Women’ Programme at Milagres College

Mangaluru: ‘Jagriti’- Child Safety Workshop at Govt Primary School Kodikal by Martial Artist K Kateel

Thousands of Damsels in Mysuru and Mandya get Trained in Self-defence Techniques by Karate Ace Karthik

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