Truth About Women and Self Defense
Can a one hundred and ten pound
women really defend herself against a two hundred pound man? The
It depends. First it depends on
who that 200 pound man is! Is he a college football player (if
you can even find a 200 pound college football player these days)?
Is he a trained martial artist, boxer or wrestler? Is he a hardened
street thug? Then, probably not. I say probably because there
are some women who probably could put up enough of a fight that
they might have a chance if not to defeat the guy but maybe to
Next, it depends on the women. Is
she strong and in good physical shape? Has she had a lot of good
self defense training? Does she know how to use the element of
surprise to give herself the winning advantage? Does she know
how to turn ordinary items into powerful fighting weapons? With
these advantages maybe she could escape or maybe even defeat the
Unfortunately the martial arts world
in general has given women the wrong impression. They tell her
she can defeat a man with the traditional techniques they teach.
More often then not, she will forget the specific technique for
the particular attack long before she will ever need it. They
also do not allow for the adrenal rush which will certainly overcome
her. Her mind will be blank trying to figure out what to do.
Self defense instructors owe it
to our women students to teach them practical, simple techniques
that can be applied to multiple situations so that she can mentally
wire in a minimal number of responses that she will have at her
immediate disposal, even when adrenalized.
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