Self-defence training for girls by Police Department

Self-defence training for girls by Police Department

August 28, 2021

After the gang-rape incident in city, question raised over the safety of women. Many expressed that ‘Self-defence’ training for girls should be made compulsory in every city. Already self-defence training for girls aged 13-25 is given at KSRP hostel grounds in Gayathripuram. Training is given since 20 days, only for the family members of Police staffs.

KSRP 5th Battalion Assistant Commandant Mahadevaswamy told SOM, “Following the instructions of KSRP ADGP Alok Kumar, basic techniques of self-defence is being trained to 25 girls. As of now, black belt holders among the family members of Police staff are training the participants and later there are plans to rope in expert trainers. Planning to start self-defence training for other girls from Sept. 1 onwards. Also advanced self-defence techniques will be taught to girls in the coming days. One month training session will be held for one hour from 5-6 pm, self-defence will help girls to gain confidence to face any kind of situations. Moreover self-defence training is required for girls studying in schools and colleges,” he added.

“Currently the training is given only to the family members of Police. Incidents of sexual assault on women are increasing every day, in order to protect themselves self-defence training is must for every girl. Very soon self-defence training will be open for public, as school, college and Police Department grounds have been selected for the training. Also, 10 girls who won black belt in Karate will be appointed as trainers, if necessary more women Karate trainers will be deputed from Bengaluru,” said KSRP 5th Battalion Commandant R. Janardhan.

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For details and registration, contact Mob: 94808-05805 or 94808-05838, 94808-00847.

In order to curb the incidents of gang-rape which took place in Mysuru, Delhi (Nirbhaya) and Hyderabad, it is must for every girl to undergo self-defence training.” — R. Janardhan, KSRP 5th Battalion Commandant


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