Self-defense and self protection are an important priority for women. The most common crime to happen to a woman is rape, but it is more about a feeling of dominance from one person over another rather than actual sex. According to statistics, the majority of rapes are perpetrated by men who women know. Assault on women is also a common crime because assailants assume women will be more passive and not fight back; this has to do with stereotypes of women. The best way for women to fight back against crime is to prevent it from happening by avoiding being alone or being in badly lit areas. However, getting into such situations is sometimes inevitable.
Self-defense is important because statistics say that all women are good candidates to become victims of violent crime at any point in their lives. According to statistics, a woman who is only 21 years of age has a 25 percent risk of suffering violent crime in her life. Self-defense is more than just okay. When a woman's safety is in danger, defending herself by fighting back is the most ethical decision she can make.
While martial arts are effective at building esteem and a healthier body, they are overrated for self-defense. The reasons for this is that martial arts can be taught improperly as well as taking too much time and effort to really master. For more effective self-defense tactics, women should look at empty-handed or unarmed fighting techniques, some of which are designed just for women. This type of empowerment training is also quite efficient as well as fierce: a good course can teach women to render their would-be assailant unconscious.