LAHORE – Pakistan Martial Arts Association (PMAA) and Government College University (GCU) Lahore jointly organized the 9th five-day Women Self-Defense Workshop at GCU Lahore which ended here on Friday.
The workshop was led by internationally qualified PMAA instructors under the supervision of PMAA Head Trainer and Mentor Anwar Mohiuddin. Female Ravians learned unarmed retaliation against a stronger assailant, even if armed with a sharp object or a pistol. On the last day, Anwar taught them how to intervene effectively in the event of a threat on public transport or in the car.
Sharing his view, PMAA Chief Anwar Mohiuddin said, “The 21st century is not just a century of chaos, but also a step-by-step story of dangers and emergencies. No one could deny the importance of self-defense training in such circumstances. Apart from preparing a person to face an undesirable situation, it creates a spirit of bravery through physical and mental training. As a result, the individual ready to face any danger at any time, the self defense of women in Pakistan is not yet recognized on a large scale as it is. We use key techniques from karate, judo, aikido and krav maga as a tool against bullying and social ills.
Prof. Asghar Zaidi, VC of GCU, who attended the inaugural and closing sessions, praised the efforts of PMAA President Anwar Mohiuddin and Ravians Health and Sports Society Advisor Umer Sardar who organized this session.
“I am amazed to see such enthusiastic young girls who have learned these survival tactics within a few days, this kind of training will be continued at GCU Lahore and other institutions should also consider organizing self-defense sessions,” a- he said and added, “Many organizations are working on empowering women, which is a good thing, but we are also thinking about the safety of female students and working women. In the end, the head of the GCU VC and of the PMAA distributed certificates to the participants.