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No Street Shoes On The Mat!

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Bullying? The bad news is it doesn't stop after you leave school.

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Otracised at lunchtime. Excluded from huddled conversations. Wordlessly, painfully old-shouldered. It’s tough being a child in the primary playground. But tough, too, being a grown-up in a professional working environment.

I know a previously sunny seven-year-old who is being bullied by her frenemies. I also know a 40-year-old mother-of-two who is currently being bullied by her line manager.

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Karate vs. Sexual Harassment.

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The recent social media phenomenon #MeToo showed how commonly women are molested in public places. However, most of them find it difficult to respond in such a situation.

But 19-year-old Nikitha Suresh, a second year law student in Thiruvananthapuram, was quick on her feet to take on her harasser.

The man, a head constable, tried to get away after groping Nikitha in a public place, but he hadn't reckoned with the fact that the young woman was trained in the martial art of Karate.

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Technique, then speed, then power...(Lol)...

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