IWCA in Films / Celebrity Training
# IWCA’s Sifu Shiv trained Tapsi Pannu for the movie – Naam Shabana
Sifu Shiv’s personal wooden dummy is seen featured in movie “Naam Shabana”. The song “Zinda Hun” shows Tapsee Pannu practicing deadly wing chun moves on the wooden dummy. Sifu Shiv and his top student Nilesh Sonar trained Tapsee Pannu in the use of Wing Chun moves on the wooden dummy in a very effective and non injury prone methodology.
# IWCA Featured in Chelsea Handler’s Show on Netflix
Chelsea Handler show season 2 episode 16 “Dear India”. The episode “Dear India” showcases the colors of growing and changing India, i.e. not the poor and slum any more, but the real developing India. Today’s India where traditions and progress still goes hand in hand, where seeker still come for spiritual upliftment and where the knights are not in shining armors but common people who go out of their way to empower women… equipping them with Life Savings Skills of Self Defense.
The show begins with Chelsea, Actor Frieda Pinto, Comedian Tanmay and team share the dinner table discussing on the changing trends in India. What follows after that is a joy ride on one hand Chelsea relishes Irani Chai with Master Chef Vikas Khanna at Koolar & Co Irani Hotel, while on the other checks out Indian street food and bargains with the local bhajiwala like any other Indian woman. Understanding spiritual side while doing yagya at Bankhandi Mahadev Ashram with a Baba from Beverly hills’ who had arrived with just 20$ in Delhi and made India his home forever
Followed is a brief discussion with Actor Mallika Sherawat on Situation of Women in India and how social entrepreneurs going out of their way to empower women with self defense skills. IWCA team was invited by Chelsea Handler for her India Episode to recognize their work on Women’s Self Defense programs which the team has been conducting for working women in NGOs and Corporates.
About Chelsea Handler: Chelsea Joy Handler (born February 25, 1975) is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, and producer. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2014, and released a documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in January 2016.In 2012, Time named Handler one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual Time 100 list.
Late Om Puri-ji: Sifu Shiv has taught Wing Chun to Late veteran actor Om Puri ji.