December 07, 2021

PH Consulate General in Vancouver Organizes Krav Maga Self-Defense Session in support of end VAW campaign

Master Shishir Inocalla explains Krav Maga strategies to the participants during the Self-Defense Session held on 29 November 2021 at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver. (Photo by Vancouver PCG)

29 November 2021 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver organized a Krav Maga Self-Defense Session with Master Shishir Inocalla on 29 November 2021 at the Consulate’s premises, in support of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) and as part of its Gender and Development program.

The Krav Maga Self-Defense Workshop incorporated training methods to build a fighting spirit and train the participants how to respond both mentally and physically in a time of need, eliminating the danger of “freezing” or “shutting down” in confrontations.  During the session, the participants learned how to de-escalate threats, assert their boundaries and use their personal experiences to employ various techniques in properly handling such situations.

The session was conducted by Master Shishir Inocalla, a practitioner of Filipino martial arts. He was awarded "Datu" and Grandmaster in Modern Arnis and won other international martial arts competitions.  Mr. Inocalla also played “Michaelangelo” in Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle 3 Movie and TV series.

At the end of the training, the participants felt empowered after learning how to be in command of their mind, body and spirit.  The session was also made available thru the Zoom platform for other participants.

The 18-Day Campaign to End VAW, an annual advocacy campaign held in the Philippines by virtue of Proclamation 1172 of 2006, will run from 25 November to 12 December 2021 with the theme “VAW-free community starts with Me.”  END

The men and women of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, led by Consul General Maria Andrelita Austria, pose with Master Shishir Inocalla before the start of the Krav Maga Self-Defense session. (Photo by Vancouver PCG)

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