Truth About Women and Self Defense
Can a one hundred and ten pound women
really defend herself against a two hundred pound man? The answer...
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 get away.
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 guy.
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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