Greater Noida West: The Super Women Athlete Group (SWAG) recently organized a martial arts camp for its members near Gaur City Mall keeping in mind the self-defence and physical security of women. At the event, members of the SWAG team were trained in Karate, a well-known form of martial arts.
SWAG team is a group of women from different professions in Greater Noida West who work towards inspiring women to actively participate in sports activities such as cricket, cycling and running in order to be fit.
Members of the SWAG team took part in the camp, in the hope to inspire other women of GreNo West to join the camp. SWAG team believes that every woman must take up martial arts training in order to protect herself in hours of need. Similar sessions of martial arts training would be organized by them two or thrice a month.
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The session took place under the supervision of Neha Sharma, a winner in the national level boxing, who is a teacher by profession. Neha Sharma, the trainer says, “Martial arts is a very important education for women. This martial arts camp will be organized at least two or three times a month so that women can protect themselves in all circumstances."
Tanu Bhargava, a Swag team member says, “Every day, either on social media or on television, we hear cases of violence against women. There are so many stories of sexual violence or a random attack by a chain snatcher. For this reason, self-defence training becomes very important for all women. All girls and women must have martial arts training to resist and save themselves from any such crime."
Dr Abhiruchi, a Swag team member says, “Prevention is better than cure in medical terms. Similarly, for women, self-defence is better than becoming a victim of a mishappening."
Kalpna Choudhry, a Swag team member says, “Self defence training is a must for every woman. Martial arts training reduces dependency on others. Plus, it has also proven to improve the mental health of women. The most important thing is that women can learn how to physically defend themselves."
Bhawana Gaur, another member of the SWAG team says, “Self defence is like first aid. We learn it and hope that we never have to use it. Our safety is in our own hands. All women must learn self-defence to protect themselves. More Power to all women out there.”