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The Benefits of Self-Defense Training for Women

Crimes can and do happen when and where you least expect them. Women are often targeted for certain types of crimes because they are usually less prepared to defend themselves and therefore present a far easier target. Criminals tend to seek out people that look vulnerable; in other words, they look to victimize people that look like victims. Self-defense training is one way of making yourself feel more confident, look more confident, and look less like a victim.


self-defense training for woman.Some Alarming Facts about Crimes Against Women


According to the numbers, domestic violence and overall violence against women are declining, and while that is good news, it is not the end of the story. There are still far too many crimes against women. Here are some statistics from Canadian Women (


  • Half of all Canadian women have experienced at least one act of physical or sexual violence since they reached the age of sixteen.
  • 67% of all Canadian women know someone who has been the victim of a violent crime.
  • 66% of victims of a sexual assault are under the age of 24.
  • More than one in ten Canadian women report having been stalked by someone who has made them feel physically in danger.


Being able to protect yourself in dangerous situations can not only help you get away with your life but may protect others from harm as well. Some people suggest that you carry a weapon for protection, but that is not always the most feasible suggestion.


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Society typically teaches girls to be “nice,” which may make it hard for them to protect themselves later. Having a weapon is often suggested as protection, but weapons are not always available. A weapon can be taken from you, especially if you are at all hesitant about using it. Once a weapon has been taken from you, the risk of being more seriously injured increases. On the other hand, self-defense training is always available, can never be taken away from you or used against you, and it does not require special licensing.


Additional Benefits of Self-Defense Training


While it is everyone’s hope that they are never the victim of a serious crime, that risk is always there. Self-defense training can reduce your risk of being seriously injured or victimized at all but goes beyond just the threat of crime. This training will help you feel more confident in your day-to-day life. You will exude that confidence, and people will notice it right away. You will not appear to be helpless or weak, and a potential criminal will more than likely pass you by because you do not look like a victim anymore. You will probably never really need to use the training because no one will want to mess with you, and that is perfectly fine as well.


So What is the best Self-Defense for a Women to Train?


The absolute best martial art for women to practice is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for MANY reasons. For starters, here’s 3:

  • It’s a grappling art that involves close quarters and being on the ground, which is where a man would want to end up during his attack.
  • A 100lbs girl could never knock a 250lbs man out with a strike but can 100% make them unconscious easily with many techniques in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Attackers have no idea what you’re doing! An attacker would expect you to punch and kick them (which can require more size to be effective) but no one is expecting the 130lbs girl to choke them unconscious.


Those are just the top 3 reasons why every girl should train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and we’ll get into more in a future article.


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