Self defense for women, a few concerns
Since a was a fan of martial arts since I was little, and having trained in boxing for 2 years in high school, I was pretty confident that I did not need women self defense lessons and such. But out of curiosity I asked a friend who did study self defense for women at college and I was pretty disapointed with the stuff she came up with. Overall, it's pretty much the same old things they teach in some karate and kung fu classes, mainly how to defend against a knife, a choke, a hold etc but the problem is that everything is done is super slow motion without any sense of realism. They also teach purse blows and umbrella thrusts to the throat, which I honestly think are pretty ridiculous. My main concern is that those course create a false sense of confidence and when a guy jumps on you to sexually assaults you it's to late to realize that you can't defend yourself at all.
I did the same trick bruce lee used to do in karate champioship, I said to my friend what she would do if someone punched her, and she said she would block it, and then do this and that and that in a few seconds the assaillant would be out cold. Then I told her to try to block one of my punch, and I threw about a dozen JKD lead punch in front of her face and of course she couldn't see anything coming even by knowing where and which blow I'd be using.
I don't believe in such a thing as women self defence, I think we are able to do just as good as males and learn to defend ourselves with real fighting methods such as boxing, muay thai, JKD, brazilian jiu jitsu etc and we don't need a diluted, slow and unrealistic form of self defence made especially for us. Get real girls!