Sunday, April 26, 2009

What is the best martial art for self defense for women and kids?

My young children and I would like to learn a martial art/ self defense. What is the best martial art for this? If there are no classes in my area, does anyone know any step-by-step instructions on line somewhere? We just need to learn how to get out of a bad situation fast if we have to. Thanks.|||Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art system that was actually invented by a woman (Shaolin nun Ng Mei). It is predominantly a self defence art, is easy to learn the basics, doesn%26#039;t rely on size or brute strength. It is based around natural body movements and embraces ideas like economy of movement and redirecting force to make it effective. Google Wing Chun in your country for a list of reputable schools. Good Luck|||kick boxing is the best but martial art would be karate go to|||Taekwondo. majority wins that taekwondo is a best martial art for self defense for women and kids. I assure you that taekwondo for kids is very much fan and im sure that your kids will enjoy!|||I don%26#039;t know any traditional martial arts, but Ti Kwan Do seems to be a good mix of accessibility and effectiveness. My little sister took it for several years and enjoyed it. It may not be the best martial art (most people would say Jujitsu or Krav Maga due to their success in UFC), but for your intended use you don%26#039;t need to know those %26quot;more intense%26quot; styles.

However, by far the best martial art available is the one i practice, and that is to get a concealed carry pistol license. Handguns are designed to give you an unfair advantage over an unarmed attacker and that is exactly what you want if you are ever in a self defense situation. Even the most skilled and talented monk who has dedicated decades of his life to his art would be at a disadvantage against a 90 pound woman with a handgun and a few hours of practice.|||a mix of kimpo and taekwandoe is a good form of selfdefense it lets you takedown ur opponent quickly but has the power to seriously injure ur opponent if nessasary if u live in loncoln jenkins martial arts (J.M.A.) it is by lincoln%26#039;s towermart|||The real question isn%26#039;t what style. For the record TKD isn%26#039;t a style for s.d. it is a flashy sport, at best. Learning a martial art and leaning self defense are two total different things. Most martial arts of today have 0 effective and real self defense. The best thing I could say would be go to any and all schools available. Watch a class or two, ask to see demo%26#039;s of their %26quot;self defense%26quot; and you decide weather it is what your looking for. In my experience any style that promotes high kicks of anykind suck at self defense. These short weekend or six week classes for women and kids don%26#039;t really help much either. the best thing I%26#039;d suggest is forget %26quot;martial arts%26quot; all together if you want to learn to fight or defend yourself. find a group that trains in mma. talk to street fighters, thugs and the %26quot;scum of the town, ask them what and how they attack and then experiment on defending agaist that. Martial arts, today isn%26#039;t for real self defense it is for kids and people that want to act or think there learning self defense.|||Why do you need to defend yourself from women and children?

Oh, I misread the question. Sorry.

Avoid step-by-step on line instructions. People are all different and what may look good in pictures or drawings may not work in a real-life situation when your attacker are bigger or smaller than the on-line example. Even a little change like the person being left-handed could be enough throw you off. Check through your kid%26#039;s school, local rec center, Boys and Girls clubs, YMCA/YWCA, etc. for self defense classes. Many are taught by a local martial arts school.

As for the %26quot;best%26quot; martial art - there is no such thing. It%26#039;s like trying to be a great writer by buying the best typewriter. Regardless of the style, your abilities are the deciding factor.

BTW, the best way to get out of a bad situation is to not get into the situation to begin with. The second best way is to run really fast. Using physical techniques is a last resort and is only so you can get the opporunity to run away.|||Judo could be fun easy to learn online and good for the family! But teach them some boxing too! You could go to to learn more stuff for free!|||Any art can be very helpful, don%26#039;t try to find a style, find a good teacher.|||Shotokon Karate is great. My uncle is nearly seventy years-old, and he has been in karate for a long time. My cousin is also an instructor. They have used the self-defense on many occasions.|||Please do your family a favor. Find a good school, not a good style.

The quality and frequency of your training will far outweigh the style you train in.

Never sign a contract. Never pay for rank testing.

Observe all the schools in your are. Try free classes. Ask to observe their contact drills and sparring.

Join a clean school with respectful people.|||If all you%26#039;re looking for is self defense instruction, you may want to skip martial arts, as they usually have a lot more involved. I enjoyed the art I%26#039;ve taken, and there were SD drills included, but way more of the other things (forms, discipline, tradition).

Try calling around to your local martial arts studios, YMCA/YWCA, etc and ask if they have a self-defense class. That should give you what you need, without extra stuff, and without a contract (most martial arts studios have contracts).|||Mixed Martial Arts. One specific art is too limiting. Taekwondo and Karate are great for distance stand-up fighting, but if you%26#039;re taken to the ground, it%26#039;s useless. If you only learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, trying to fight against a guy who knows how to punch and kick might be difficult. Mixed Martial Arts combines stand-up fighting, close range clinch fighting, and ground fighting. It%26#039;s good for men, women and children. Age doesn%26#039;t matter.

MMA teachers might be hard to find. So maybe you can combine kickboxing or Taekwondo with Aikido or Hapkido. These are great choices for women and children.

Good luck.|||Shotokan karate is a very practical and useful form of karate that doesn%26#039;t waste time with %26#039;flashy%26#039; moves. It gets the job done.

Aikido is useful in that it%26#039;s central principles revolve around circular movements and manipulation of the opponent%26#039;s weight and momentum rather than your own strength, and it is often recommended for smaller or weaker people.

To learn more about how to protect yourself and your family, try this site:|||As others have advised, you should take %26quot;self defense courses%26quot;. Martial arts are useful in life or death street defense situations but that is not all they teach, and if you study a martial art you learn EVERYTHING contained with the art, not just the stuff that would be the most useful in the type of situation you have described. If I had to choose an art however, i would say Jeet Kune Do|||I would say jujitsu because even if you are a small person if you catch someone in a chok or armbar they likely will be caught unless they are abnormally strong. Jujitsu is about technique more than strength.|||Check with your local police force and community center to see if they have a self defense course that they recommend. Martial arts is not quite the same as self defense now that it%26#039;s become a sport. There are excellent combat oriented MAs out there, but they take a while to learn. Best bet is to take a quick and dirty self defense course and if interested start a martial art in addition to it.

You can also check youtube for video demonstrations. Just do a search on %26quot;self defense%26quot;. See what comes up. You may find an instructional video that works for you.|||ok, this is probably not going to reach you because it is so far down and drowned out by the %26quot;take this style%26quot; crap.

don%26#039;t focus on the style, focus on the training methods bieng realisitic.

meaning if you are doing kata work and not training realisitically- you have better odds of learning to fight by learning to play parcheesi.

(yes, I said fight- that is what self-defence is, only difference is for what purpose these skills are used for).

You will NOT be able to learn online. false training or bad training is worse than having no training.

false and bad training both give you a false confidence that can get you hurt worse.

here is an article about it:

If you aren%26#039;t training hard, with full resistance, you aren%26#039;t training to learn anything worthwhile.

obviously with kids (depending on age) you are not going to have them strap on sparring gear and go all out- in any case this is not the movies, a 10 year old is not going to be able to do anything against an adult (unless they have a weapon- but i STRONGLY RECCOMEND AGAINST OPENING THAT CAN OF WORMS with children).

perhaps if you want them to get involved early start them with more of a grappling style like judo or brazillian jiu jitsu as grappling arts can be practiced at higher intensity with more safety (generally) than striking arts. your kids might also not be mature enough to learn to hit and take a hit.|||Id recommend Krav Maga but be ready for some intense training. Most martial arts take years to master, so that the techniques can be used on the streets, but with varying degrees of effectiveness.....some have techniques which are basically no good on the street, frinstance Aikido is great if your opponent knows which way to roll so his arm doesnt break, but in a street fight you have to be a very very skilled master to defend yourself the way its meant to be done. Judo is ok on the streets, but remember that street attacks are brutal, they have no rules and getting close enough to do a judo technique can get you stabbed. Jeet Kune Do is great for the streets, dont worry about high kicks or flashy stances, always attack the eyes and kick to the groin or knee caps (from the side also) practise those kicks relentlessly.....learn foot stomps with your heels....learn to break shins with your boots, learn to throw hammer fists, palm heels, elbows and shutos to the nose, and throat, neck and temples.... Ippon ken is a one knuckle punch which really works on the solar plexus, then learn the eye rakes. Realize that street fights always involve hard objects all around you, use them to smash your attackers head and body, push them through plate glass windows, smack their heads into street lamp posts, powerpoles etc. Move your head away from the punches so they hit the brick wall behind you, stuff like that....Make sure you stay on your feet and always try to use their weight and force against them. Go for the eyes as soon as theyre in reach. Good luck and remember its not the size of the dog in the fight its the size of the fight in the dog.|||I hope you can find a class in your area, because It%26#039;s hard to become effective at defending yourself by learning online and without actually practicing. It%26#039;s also not very safe to practice without having someone who knows what%26#039;s going on there. Along with martial arts schools, you could check with the YMCA or YWCA. Also, some police departments will offer these classes. It might be worth it to give them a call and see if they do or if they would consider it. I train in jujitsu and found that it%26#039;s very helpful for self defense - it%26#039;s based on the concept that you don%26#039;t have to be bigger than your opponent to subdue them, so it might be good for you and your children. Good luck!|||I have taken Combat Hapkido and found it very easy to learn and extreemly effective. It mostly involves inflicting extreem pain upon your attacker and using their force against them to subdue them very, very quickly. Many of the techniques involve leverage in such a way that they are most effective when utilised by a smaller person against a larger attacker.And, by the way, I learned it from a Tae Quan Do instructor/international champion who insists that TKD is great excersise but next to useless in a real self defence scenario (Please don%26#039;t be mad all you tkd-ers! I have no experience with the art, just passing on my teachers advice). Look into Combat Hapkido and see what you think. Also google %26quot;Fast Defence%26quot; if you want efficacy with a short learning curve- they teach that in several hours in one seminar, and they have classes designed for women and kids. Fast Defence teaches to use adrenaline and fear to your advantage. Good luck and happy ************!|||This is a popular question!... I enrolled my 9 year old in Tae Kwon Do classes nearly a year ago, originally, hopefully, to assist with his ADHD. After watching him train for a few weeks I joined myself (I%26#039;m his mum, I%26#039;m 55, overweight and not in the best of health)... I was so impressed with the kid friendly self-defense techniques taught at our do-jang I arranged for classes at my son%26#039;s school for Kindy to year 2 kids... (years above that have to do specific sports defined by the powers that be unfortunately). The classes were an amazing success... almost half the schools kindy to year 2 kids attend, they love it! My son and I (hubby has now joined too)... often spar in fun at home (carefully... he%26#039;s a blue belt now and could do damage without trying!) At 9 years old and a very elegantly built 19 kilos in weight my son can escape from a wrist or arm grab from a strong adult with almost no effort! If he kept his head he could disable an adult quite easily - then RUN... Learning this sport has done wonders for my son%26#039;s self-esteem and focus, for my own health and weight-loss, and above all for my peace of mind... He%26#039;s not invulnerable (yet), but my little boy is a lot safer than he was a year ago! I%26#039;d strongly discourage trying to learn any self defence or martial art from a book or on-line... a qualified teacher is a must... If you can%26#039;t find classes in your area I second checking with your local police... they are almost certain to know where you and your family can get reputable self defense training... All the very best with it.|||It really doesn%26#039;t matter what martial art you take up, all will teach you something valuable and any true art will be able to work with you no matter what your physical stature or limitations.

The most important thing is not the style/discipline, it%26#039;s finding an instructor/s you trust, a group of students you actually look forward to training with, and a program that fits within your financial and schedule limitations.

Check out the schools in your are - irrespective of the style. Talk with the instructor/s and students. Check out a few classes. You%26#039;ll know which one is right for you.

If there are none in your area at all, you may want to consider self-derfense classes and concepts instead, especially for younger kids. Such simple things as developing codes that let them know a stranger is someone you sent, teaching them how to use the phone, how to seek help appropraitely if they get in trouble etc. There are many great organization providing this type of information and advice that would probably be avaialble on-line.

Good Luck !

Ken C

9th Dan HapMoosaKi-Do

8th Dan TaeKwon-Do

7th Dan YongChul-Do|||Tae Kwon Do is the best for self defense.

Online, no matter what it is will never be the same as been on class.

What is the better way to teach self defense techniques?

Serious martial arts students and instructors only please. In a system that has about 100 self defense techniques to black belt, Is it better to teach many different techniques off similar grabs (i.e. arm bar, wrist lock, and shoulder lock off of a wrist grab) or teach one defense against each type of grab (i.e. wrist grab, shoulder grab, choke)? I want my students to get a well rounded system. I have done both types but I am trying to figure out what works best for the majority.|||In my experience with teaching and being taught you always begin with the techniques that are easiest to learn; for example to could teach the defense against a regular punch and maybe a choke first, then if the class seems to pick up on that concept easily enough you could also teach them the arm bar in the same class. So in one class you would teach a couple easy techniques and one difficult technique. This is a solid rule because regardless of how experienced or tough your students are, and regardless of how quickly they learn they are in your class to learn all of your 100+ self defense moves. This includes the easy ones, so teaching them based on their skill level isn%26#039;t very effective because then the only moves they won%26#039;t know towards the end of their training will be the easy ones, and at that point it will be very frustrating to go back. Another reason that easy moves are taught first is because in self defense the advanced moves are usually built upon the easy moves: for instance you are taught to punch and block before you are taught to block, grab, lock, and break in one move. So honestly it isn%26#039;t important if any of the moves are related or not: get some paper and on one page write all of the moves (even the simple ones like a punch) down that you can think of and then on another page write them in order of difficulty to learn/apply with 1 being the easiest. If some moves are equally easy/difficult in your mind just put them in order of importance for self defense. This is a great teaching tool as well because you can type up your numbered list and hand it out to your students as a guideline for learning: this lets them know where they are at in their belt progression as well as gives them something to look forward to.

Happy Training!|||Start them off with easy basic techniques and work them up. Do not only teach them techniques, but also teach the the principle. For example, in omote gyaku (outside wrist lock) the principle is that if you turn their wrist that way... it%26#039;s gonna hurt. You don%26#039;t have to perform the technique exactly to get it to work as long as you know the principle. Give them certain scenarios in which they defend against different attacks. This way they get used to improvising and flowing in and out of different techniques. Hope this helps.

As for how you teach the techniques, demonstrate one technique and have them partner up and practice it while you supervise them correcting their mistakes. Once they%26#039;ve all practiced at several times, show another technique and do the same thing.|||you should break them down by rank level if you are creating a system just for self defense. to throw to much at a person at once will only confuse them and they will not learn much. breaking it down by different levels and in different groups (wrist grabs, should, chokes etc) will make it easy for them.

also assigning names to each one (sdw1, sdw2, sds1) will make the system more organized.

and final to be teaching you should hold a 3rd degree black belt rank in at least one style, to create your own system you should have been studying martial arts for a number of decades, not a few short years.

if you had either one of these qualifications you would know the answer to this or at least have a better idea.

martial arts is about self defense but there is a lot more to a system then just self defense techniques. you need to have some a structure for it to begin with and much more|||I%26#039;ve found that each approach works well for different people. I think that keeping that variety will do the best for your students - since we all learn in different ways. The fact that you already try to show similarities between different techniques in your lessons tell me that you are trying harder to teach a good class than many that I%26#039;ve worked with - at least those who just do random techniques.|||Start off with a compliant partner that goes with you and allows you to work the technique.

When the technique can be done swiftly and smoothly have the partner resist as hard as possible .Variations will then become apparent as you adapt to resistance.|||mix things up have them try different ways of escaping those techniques and just have them play with it. eventually the style will mold to the needs of the student.

How much are self defense courses and what type of non-leathal weapons are there?

(In the U.S) I%26#039;m young and I%26#039;ve been thinking about having my Mother and Sister take a self-defense course and then have them carry a non-lethal weapon (for self defense) in case anything were to happen.

What are some self defense weapons other then tasers and stun guns? and how much would a self defense course cost?

Thanks.|||Anything you carry on you can be used against you as a weapon. Things like pepper spray are fine if you know when to use them and have time to get away.

There are places that offer free self-defense classes to women. You%26#039;ll just have to call a general information line in your community or become more involved. Try asking the YMCA. My community offers them free (mostly for gays and lesbians) but *anyone* regardless of orientation can take them.

If you really want to protect your family, make sure they never have to defend themselves in the first place. I suggest, %26quot;The Gift of Fear%26quot; by Gavin DeBecker. He is the nation%26#039;s leading expert on violence, predicting it, and avoiding it. The book is for women.|||pepper spray, panic alarms would be good for your family. of course, nothing like a swift kick to the package to make sure they stay down. anything can turn into a weapon if the opportunity arises, the spine of a hard cover book becomes a mace, a ring of keys a jagged brass knuckles. but of course best to learn them from an expert.

check your local yellow pages for self defense courses.|||The cost varies depending on where you live but Yahoo also has a %26quot;yellow pages%26quot; service that will allow you to hunt phone numbers and adresses to local businesses like that. That way you can call and compare prices.

The best non-lethal weapons anyone can carry are their hands. WIth the right training and practice a potential victim can stop any threat short of a gun. And if the agressor is carrying a gun then nothing SHORT of a stun gun would be any help at all. Also, a stun gun is usually no help because it takes too much time to remove it and point it and fire it, the attack can be accomplished in that time.

The best defense, really, is just awareness. Get them into a good self defence class, sometimes the police offer them for a fee. Teach them what situations are inherently NOT SAFE.|||Depends on where you live. I%26#039;d check with community learning centers or community colleges if price was an issue. I take a karate course at a community college for about $30 a semester, but prices are going to vary from state to state.

As for weapons, there are quite a few, but some may not be legal to carry in your area. That%26#039;s a question you should ask a self defense instructor or law officer about.

Is boxing good for self defense? Is it hard to learn for someone with no fighting experience?

I am interested in learning boxing for self defense. Does anyone know if it is effective, and hard to learn? How do I find out more?|||Boxing is good for self defense its effective because it shows you how to punch how footwork affects your punching power and speed. If its hard to learn depends on how much effort you put into it.

What is a good self defense style for a disabled person?

I have a minor disability that affects my balance somewhat and my ability to stand for long periods. I%26#039;d like to learn self defense. Would boxing be adequate? I don%26#039;t really care for participating in tournaments, I just want the self defense bit of it.|||Jiu jitsu if staying on your feet is your only problem this is perfect because you do most of it off of your back and all of the moves are super effective|||Boxing may work, however, I find it doesn%26#039;t focus quite as much on self defence. I would personally suggest looking into a martial art that focuses more on pressure points, as those are easy, effective, and simply depend on knowing where to hit.

Another style that may work is a mixed martial art. Mixed martial arts are usually a mix of the styles the head instructor has studied, so if you may be able to find one that works for your needs. For this however, you would have to do more research into martial arts studios in your area.|||Hmm... I%26#039;m not sure if there is really one good style for that. I would say try to learn something that focuses on blocks and short range strikes. Don%26#039;t go with boxing, it%26#039;s sloppy and the punches are slow.|||A Grizzly Single Shot 50 Caliber BMG - Based on a world war 1 anti-tank cartridge. just carry that in your clothes and whip it out when your in danger.

do google images on it! nice gun :o|||Yellowcelica said it.|||How about Drunken boxing, you might be a natural|||A 45 caliber pistol and a ccw permit would work fine.|||357 Magnum

12 gauge (sawed off)|||Smith %26amp; Wesson|||a bazooka. nobody would get within 20 feet of you!

What style of self-defense would be best for someone with no experience?

I%26#039;m not athletic or very flexible, but I%26#039;m hoping to learn some self defense. Is there one that will be able to give me some skill in the art, but will not be too demanding in the beginning? I%26#039;ve heard that most forms of self-defense require a minimum level of fitness in the beginning.|||in your case, i would just carry some pepper spray or a tazer.|||Hey, the best self defense is soo and very very simple Pray this: St. Michael the archangel please guide me on my way and keep me safe from any evil in God%26#039;s name i pray AMEN and AMEN. then afterwards go on your way and be confident and GOD BLESS YOU my friend...

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|||Don%26#039;t worry much about it though.Hey I wasn%26#039;t flexible until I had karate.I%26#039;m not athletic too.But you have to be strong though.You should try Taek wondo,kung fu,karate. Report Abuse
|||Take some yoga classes. Flexibility is the number one asset in defending yourself. Or---this may sound dumb ; you could start running. If you can outrun your opponent he doesn%26#039;t have a chance.|||Most martial arts, being taught as they are today, more as competition or sport activities, I%26#039;m pretty sure are not very reliable as self-defense techniques. Though there are some that are more realistic and practical, I%26#039;m wary of martial arts as self-defense.

Go to your local YMCA or something, they should offer self-defense classes.|||tae-kwon-do would be the best for an individual to start in the learning process of martial arts, and may be a beginning to learn the other ancient arts. i have seen people that didn%26#039;t have legs protect themselves or were blind and still defended themselves.|||Krav M%26#039;gar - Israeli Defense Force hand-to-hand combat

Gracie Jujitsu - sometimes called Brazilian Jujitsu

Hwarang Do - derivatives of this Korean martial art were the original Navy SEAL hand-to-hand combat

Wing or Win Chun - a more traditional Chinese style that was the foundation of Bruce Lee%26#039;s Jeet Kune Do; developed by a Buhdist nun and usable in about a year

Jeet Kune Do - if you can find it

American Combat Judo - just to be a bit patriotic, the original NSMC hand-to-hand combat training

And last but not least, jailhouse rock - the close quarters fighting system, not the Elvis song|||there is no best art, only best artists. the quality and frequency of the training will far outweigh the style being trained in.

find a good school, not a good style.

check out all the schools in your area, take free classes.

ask to see their contact drills.

never sign a contract. never pay for rank testing.

look for a clean school with respectable people|||Look around your area and see what you can do and what you like Most Martial Arts school will teach SD

its just the one that you feel would work the best for you

Good luck|||Any of the traditional arts would be good, Karate, Kung Fu, Jui-Jitsu etc. I would stay away from Kick-boxing, and MMA stuff as they require a much higher physical effort, and more than a starters level of fitness.|||i personally like brazilian jui jitsu. it is becoming more and more popular in the US, and it concentrates on leverage more than strenght. Many beginning moves consist of being on your back while an attacker stands or tries to get ontop of you. You will learn sweeps and simple chokes that could help get you out of alot of situations. I am not experienced in other forms of martial arts besides boxing/kickboxing, and those i do not feel are what you are looking for.... You want to get away, not stand toe to toe right? I really enjoy Brazilian Jui Jitsu, and learn alot every day I train. You should check it out, most trainers will definately let you check out the class for free to see if you are interested|||Any martial art could help you with self defense. Visit several schools around your area and talk with the instructors about your specific goals and limitations. Find the school that will best suit your needs. All arts start out easier and get harder as you gain strength and skill. Remember that you%26#039;ll get out of it only what you%26#039;re willing to put into it.

Also remember that it takes time to learn enough to really protect yourself. Don%26#039;t think that you will be ready to take on any attacker after only a few months of training. Don%26#039;t put yourself in potentially dangerous situations because of a false sense of security from a short amount of training. Even someone who has practiced for 20 years needs to use common sense. Your brain is your most important weapon.


I%26#039;ve read a news article saying that a man shot his wife to deaf with a 22 rifle and he clamed that it was all in a act of self defense because his wife was chasing him around the house with a knife. But that man shot his wife over 8 times with the rifle witch only takes six rounds of bullets to reload. Did this man have the right to say that this was all in the act of self-defense?|||Self defense with UN-necessary force, it sounds like.

Vet-USAF|||In my eyes it is self defense, unless it was proven otherwise that it was murder, a person with a knife can kill you and sometimes 6 rounds from a 22 will not subdue your attacker especially when the adrenaline is pumping and the rounds didn%26#039;t hit vital organs, the attacker will not even feel any pain. He probably ran to another spot to reload and when he still determined she still had a knife, he shot her again. There is no rule/law about how many rounds that can be fired in self defense. If the shots stopped the attacker cold in his/her tracks, then don%26#039;t shoot.|||No,that%26#039;s not self defense its murder, 8 times that%26#039;s harsh....but the law says a person is innocent till proven guilty.Justice isn%26#039;t always served.

My point of view is if u shoot somebody with a 22mm rifle twice there will be nothing to defend. He wanted her dead......|||The law includes concepts of %26quot;minimal required force%26quot;, and %26quot;proportional response%26quot;, although they are called different things in different jurisdictions. Without knowing all the details, can%26#039;t say for sure... but at first glance it appears that the man%26#039;s response doesn%26#039;t square with those ideas.|||when police fire on a target their supposed to fire 3 rounds then pause and assess the situation. un-neccessary force.|||sounds like someone is trying to cover up their tracks ;)

Self defense?

I am working female and want to learn self defense / Martial arts/ karate - anything. Any body know where are the classes in South Delhi (only for ladies/women or office going ladies and having evening timing). Please give reply.|||my teacher is a guy. the reason you should train with other guys is that girls arent the same as boys. Most attacker would be boys. My sensei gives us lots of very good lectures on self defence.|||Here you go........

School of Shotokan Karate-Do (S.S.K.)

Sensei Rajeev Sabharwal (President %26amp; Chief Instructor SSK)

H.Q. Address : 413/3, Mehrauli,

(Residence) New Delhi,



Pin : 110030

Phone : 011-26645765

Mobile : 9811655488

E-mail Address : rajeevsabharwal@schoolofshotokankaratedo...


(and another...)

Best of fortune and favour!|||Sorry dont know of any for you, but please try to train with a man! only because a woman is not attacking you but a guy is! At my school, we teach self defense classes for women but we have men students who are the attackers for just the reason a man is attacking you so you need to learn how to get them off you. also just cause you take 1 class dose not mean you have the skills, please keep going to classes and train and train and train. for one you will get into shape and two will have the muscle control to just do a move and not think about what you have to do.|||Doesn%26#039;t India have its own indigenous self-defense system?

That would be worth learning.