If you are a woman you know all too well that the world cannot always be a friendly place. In fact it can usually be all too friendly for comfort. Every year women become victims to people that otherwise would otherwise become their victim. If only these women knew how to properly defend themselves. Naturally men are stronger and larger than women so when a scuffle breaks out that involves a man and women all too many times the tides are immediately turned against the women. Already it is such a shame to know that men prey on women like animals after their dinner.
But there are those women that have learned that there is in fact a way to turn the tides against their attackers. Those are the women of the martial arts and they are the ones that an attacker would least expect to know how to defend herself. Common misconception that all women are easy prey is what leads someone to attack her. All too many times the women are found alone and away from public when they are attacked. But you first must ask yourself, is there something you should have to worry about before attacking her.
Reason being is because more and more women are learning martial arts. In fact martial arts schools here in the US have specialized classes that show women how to defeat specifically a stronger opponent, usually a man. With the population of women fighting back there are going to be more victims that are men. When someone decides to try and make a lone woman their victim they are no longer just degrading the women, but are placing their own lives at risk.
Women that have been trained in Krav Maga for instance will surely lie a whooping on you that you will never forget. Krav Maga is quickly becoming more and more popular with women because of the devastating techniques that the art employs. But what are some motivations that women might find to practice the martial arts for defense when most martial arts schools like the MMA schools in the US are predominately male? As a teacher there are a few things that I have noticed over the years that are not something male practitioners can boast over.
They are some reasons a lot of women will become better than some male practitioners over time:
1) Women have better hip geometry
2) Women are much more naturally flexible
3) Women have fewer tendencies to attempt to “muscle” a technique which will always destroy it
4) With weapons women often have naturally fine and better motor skills
While these are just some of the motivation to look into learning martial arts if you are a woman there are even more reasons to look into it. Take for instance the statistics that a woman in this day and age could become a victim of a violent crime and that alone is scary enough. There are many places in the US where women can go and learn tailored self-defense as well as mainstream self-defense. There are even places in US where a woman can go and learn women’s self-defense for free from a mixed martial arts instructor.
One should not fear of being the only women in a school because these days the population is rather close to equal. But if you find yourself in a class that is predominately male, take it as a blessing because you will get all the training you with the right kind of attackers.