• OPEN HAND COMBAT An ldea Beyond A Sport

    “The Blackbelt around my waist not represent who I am. It does represent what I can be.”

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  • A woman may look delicate, but her delicacy is not her weakness. But unfortunately woman, the shakti, the  source of all energy to has forgotten the immense power that lies within her.

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  • It is time that the lioness roars and reminds herself that she not a fragile little thing and we at OHC help her to realise this.

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About Us

Open hand combat is a platform where you acquire the ability to differentiate yourself from the rest of the World. It is a place where you learn to breathe, where you break all the shackles of fear and enter into a World of fearlessness, where you are free to ask, question, argue & pour your heart out, where you learn to differentiate between good and bad, where you come across with the fact that just because you are a woman, you are none less than a man, where you understand the power of “No” and where you become proficient in protecting yourself from unanticipated jeopardizes. OHC is beyond an international Self-defense brand where an individual becomes his own brand. It’s a phenomenon wherein you unleash your mind, build your character, and learn techniques to improve your intellect towards the word along with shaping the body to learn lethal martial arts. OHC trains one’s soul to be pure, to become violent in the time of need and then coming back to one’s original from.

Asif Rahman

47 years old, working in the Carpet industry for the last 17 yers and presently working as CEO of Insigne Carpets PVT LTD.

Born, bought up in Kolkata, he started learning Martial art at the age of 16. His professional career started from Kolkata and shifted to Gurgaon in the year 2003. His work mainly involves the hospitality industry and airports. His passion for Martial Arts started through a Bruce Lee movie in 1973. Joined Shivokan Karate moved to Sotokan Karate to Tae Kon Do but he was not content until he joined Kio Kushin Kai Kan Karate, the full contact from of Martial Art. After earning a Black Belt he explored more to Muay Thai and Karv Maga soon, a teacher’s training.

Other Facts

  • President of Ankur Cultural Society.
  • Constant involvement in Cutural Heritage Programmes.
  • Manages the official Facebook page of Open Hand Combat which has 45,000 followers.
  • Karv Maga
  • Kyokushin Kai Kan Karate
  • Uchi Dashi
  • Wing Chun
Skills

Raja Mookherjee

46 years old, working as a foreign exchange Interbank Broker.

Born, brought up in Kolkata, he started learning Martial Arts at the of 14.His professional career started as Financial Broker in Kolkata. He shifted to Mumbai in 1996 and he is now a specialized foreign exchange Interbank Broker. He started Sotokan at the age of 6, later joined Kyo Kushin Kan at the age of 14 and earned a 2nd Dan Black Belt. He also trained in Karv Maga and Muay Thai. Raja currently teaches stand up fighting and brawling to MMA fighters.

Skills

Other Facts

  • profesional photographer
  • Conducts Photography workshops
  • Secretary of SWCWA, a cultutal organization
  • Karv Maga
  • Kyokushin Kai Kan Karate
  • Wing Chun
  • Muay Thai

What is the need  of such a workshop?

To Build Self Confidence

To turn fear into power & create a confident generation.

To Prevent Child Abuse

To fight innocence from being stolen

To Hinder Domestic Violence

Understanding self value and how to guard them.

To Fight Rape

Combat with this deadly human crime.

Volunteers

Vikas Singhal
Assistant Vice President at Genpact
Esha Nagial
Client Service Head at Designerites
Sapna Manhas
Manager MICE Operations - Kuoni
Twinkle Arya
COO at Insigne Carpets
Jyoti Keswani
Beauty Consultant at Oriflamme
Pallavi Agarwal
Assistant Manager Purchase at Jaypee Healthcare Ltd
Prachi Verma Raizada
Assistant Manager(HR-Admin) at Adani
Manju Hooda
Assistant Manager at JTB india Pvt Ltd
Ravdeep Kour
Student
Arzoo Arora
Student
Reena
Student
Rekha Singh
Student
Hema Rani
Student
Raunak
Student
Aleef Rahman
Student DPS

ENCOURAGING WORDS

We have received excellent feedback from the participants who took in the training conducted. They can’t stop raving about you efforts and the practicality of the techniques you taught them. We are highly obliged for the time and effort you have put in a voluntary facilitator despite your busy schedule. We are sure that with the training the girl students and other women have become more confident and self-reliant and can maintain calm and presence of mind should such a situation arise (God forbid).

Mr. R.S. KatariaSr. Registrar,(IAM)

I would like to express my earnest appreciation to you for serving as our facilitator for the self defense Program for our students and teachers. We are highly obliged for the time and effort you have put in as a voluntary facilitator despite you busy schedule. I am sure that with the training the girl students and lady teachers have undergone, they have become more confident and self-reliant.

Dr. Ruchi SethPrincipal (DPS School)

We have received excellent feedback from the participants who took part in the training conducted. We are highly obliged for the time and effort you have put in a voluntary facilitator despite your busy schedule. We are sure that with the training women have become more confident and self-reliant and can maintain calm and presence of mind should such a situation arise.

Deepika SinghAssistant Vice President (Genpact)

It is a pleasure to have you in our school for conducting the self defence sessions for our senior school girls. I would like to express my gratitude for your selfless initiative. Your training sessions are highly appreciated by the school students.

Aditi Misra Principal (DPS School)

Your lecture followed by your practice intensive workshop on 6th Sept for our girl student managers was indeed very useful and loved by all. Even some senior girls joined the workshop post lunch. The male student managers were also fascinated by the various moves that you were demonstrating and getting the girls to practice.

We really appreciate the good work that your team is doing in the interests of women's safety. We do hope that we can organize a two day workshop in the first fifteen days' of June i.e during Orientation for the new batch that will come in. I will contact you for the same sometime in March-April 2015.

Thank you once again for the efforts taken by your team for our girl student managers.

Dr. Pradnya V. Chitrao,(Associate Professor)

It gives us immense pleasure to thank you for successfully conducting the Open Hand Combat Self- Defense workshop for lady student managers of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies on September 6th, 2014. This is to let you know that the workshop created a positive buzz in the campus. It witnessed an overwhelming response and received an excellent feedback from the lady students.

We are indebted to you forever for the time and effort you have put as a voluntary facilitator despite your busy schedule. We are sure that with the training our students are well- placed and alert now on. Thank you for visiting us to spread awareness about safety and security of women and we- SIMS Women Cell hope to carry on with this beautiful association in the years to come.

Women's Cell(Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies)

We would like to take this oppertunity to thank you for conducting a "Self Defense Workshop" under OPEN HAND COMBAT, organized at B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering & Technologies in collaboration with IEEE-BKBIET student branch from 24th to 25th January 2015. The workshop was a great success and was appreciated by the participating students and faculty members.

THe program which was intended for the student and staff of the college was attended by 75 members. The participants ware significantly benefited by the workshop. The College and IEEE-BKBIET appreciates your time, dedicated effeort fir cinducting the worshop, and contrubution in improving the physical and mental well-being of the participants.

L.SolankiDean(Electrical & Electronics)