Self Defence Academy

Who We Are?

Manthan Self-defence Academy is the manifestation of Manthan’s thoughts on empowering people. The idea of setting up an academy sprang in Manthan’s mind the first time he realised the gap between the physically strong and the weak. The philosophy of the academy heavily relies on Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory. Manthan believes that the least we can do to reward this wonderful gift called life, is to take good care of ourselves and not fall prey to weakness, either physical or mental.


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I have always been a fan of judo, boxing, karate and the likes. In my earlier days, little did I realise that there can be another perspective to all of these. When I came in close touch with Shayam Dave, I started to understand that all of these techniques can actually be used for the purpose of defending oneself against an imminent threat of attack. That got me thinking. I ventured out to research more on self-defence as a need and realised that the lesser privileged children who have no exposure to even basic schooling have a complete lack of awareness of protecting self. As a result, in case of untoward circumstances, they find themselves easily surrendering to a strong external force. I wanted to do something about it and started to spend more time with my mentors talking and discussing the cause for hours at length. After all the research, discussions, and deliberations, I decided to start a venture under the guidance of my mentors in order to take the cause of self-defence in the lesser privileged children ahead. I urge all of you who believe that self-defence is a dire need to come forward and join hands to take this cause ahead.

Manthan Brahmbhatt




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