Bipasha Basu is all set to establish a self defense academy for women next year , which will include lessons in kickboxing, Krav Maga and other forms of combat training .
The actress plans to open it in 3 key centers namely Mumbai, Delhi and her hometown Kolkata. The academy will primarily cater to young girls in the 13 to 30 age group but will also allow special enrollments by men and women in the older age group with decent fitness levels as well as martial arts enthusiasts.
Talking about the initiative says Bipasha, “Crime in India is escalating at an alarming rate and I believe self defence is the need of the hour. We are designing a week-long crash course initially, and will then turn it into a full-fledged one, spanning a month or more”.
Bipasha is currently in the process of zeroing in on certified trainers for the academy.