After Spate of Knife Attacks, Karachi Girls Learn Martial Arts

Karachi Martial Arts Academy allegedly began training girls post a series of knife assault incidents.

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Karachi's Martial Arts Academy has begun offering special self-defence training to girls, following multiple knife assaults that took place in the last few weeks.

Since September, some 13 women have been reportedly stabbed in Karachi. It is believed that a knife-wielding man on a motorcycle wounded women walking on the streets of the Sindh capital. Local police claim to have arrested the prime suspect behind the series of the knife attacks.

I am helping my daughter learn martial arts as the situation in the city is very bad. Be it stabbings, dacoits or anything else, our children must learn self-defence, especially girls.
Naseem, mother of girl enrolled at Karachi’s Martial Arts Academy

The trainer Dilshad Ansari feels that it shouldn’t be an issue for women to learn self defence and that they must know how to protect themselves rather than being helpless when someone approaches them.

He also feels that there has been a shift in the people’s minds regarding the same.

Today, there is a trend emerging, even house-wives are realising the importance of defending themselves. They want to be able to control an attacker before police arrive.
Dilshad Ansari, trainer at Karachi’s Martial Arts Academy

(With inputs from Ruptly.)

Video Editor: Sandeep Suman

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