Yesterday, I had my second class with four girls of the organization called Kranti. Located in Kandivali East, it is a two tuk-tuk ride from where I am staying (one tuk-tuk to the train station at Kandivali West, then disembark and walk to the other side of the tracks which is Kandivali East, and take another tuk-tuk to the final destination). The word â€˜kranti' means revolutionary, and it is in this spirit that the organization works. To learn more about their excellent mission and work, see: http://www.kranti-india.org/. As with many other ladies young or old, the Kranti girls are hesitant at first to try the exercises that I ask them, specifically some of the warm ups like a walking plank or jumping knees-to-chest. But gradually, they warm up to the idea, and soon they look like they are having fun. Since a few of these girls have been taking Wu Shu, I ask them to show me what they've learned and they almost can't wait to start punching and kicking, at which point I whip out my trusty muay thai pad lest they get the idea my old body is the target. Punch and kick they do, and I tell them to keep their hands up and offer suggestions for how to generate some additional power in their techniques. We move to basic punches, drill a sparring technique, and end with self defense. Knee strikes are very popular. I am happy that the girls, in particular those without Wu Shu, take to the techniques quickly. And standing on the opposite side of a pad, I can tell you I pity the guy who messes with these ladies.