20/12/2014 4:29 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

5 Forms Of Self Defense All Indian Women Need To Know

Gold medallist India's Hmangte Chungneijang Mary Kom reacts after being declared the winner of the women's flyweight (48-51kg) boxing final match against Kazakhstan's Shekerbekova Zhaina during the 2014 Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon on October 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in Delhi on December 16, 2012, united the nation in grief and anger. Among the outcry for stringent punishment for the accused, there was also a general consensus, especially among women, that self help is the best help when dealing with molesters.

Women took a new interest in self defence classes to better equip themselves to face such attacks. International Boxing champion Mary Kom introduced the first women's fight club in India. But two years later, the interest is waning. There are several self defense techniques, including an ancient Indian sport, that can make a difference in every woman's life.