Mumbai, Apr 30 : With women celebrities opting for trained women bodyguards, more and more women are going in for a special martial training program in Mumbai.
To meet the growing demand for women bodyguards, a private security services consultancy has set up a special training programme with personal grooming session for lady bodyguards at Kandivali and Worli areas in the metropolis.
The training spearheaded by Raj Talele, a private detective by profession involves grooming of women both physically and mentally to work as bodyguards.
Talale said that he embarked on the training programme as he failed to meet the demand for a women bodyguard by a lady client.
"I can only appoint a lady bodyguard for a lady (celebrity) provided the bodyguard is well trained. I went to various security agencies in search for a lady bodyguard but couldn't find any trained lady bodyguard. Hence, I came with the idea to train ladies myself which will benefit the girls," Talele said.
The training incorporates various types of martial arts such as the basic styles of aikido, judo karate and use of different weapons. Besides, imparting them with all the necessary techniques of fighting against enemies, the trainees are also given driving lessons and taught English speaking classes.
The training programme, which initially started with two girls, has now twenty professional and potential lady bodyguards on its rolls.
"There are no barriers between a male and a female, and so also both are advancing in this particular field. Ladies from the entertainment industries and lady politicians' need lady bodyguards as a lady can understand a lady's needs more than anybody else. Therefore, a lady bodyguard is the need of the hour," said Sarita, a lady trainee.
The required age to join the training squad is between the age of 13 and 30 provided the aspirants are physically fit and healthy. There are no restrictions as far as their marital status is concerned.
The organisation is receiving application not only from Mumbai but also form other parts of Maharashtra from eager aspirants.
The organisation also provides job opportunities to the trainees after two and a half months training in their respective fields.