So my daughter recently turned 13 and as girls that age tend to do she hangs out with a lot of other young teen girls. Long story short she has suggested I add more female specific training to my class and branch out into teaching more Women's/Girls self defense. I have taught a basic class many times over the years but as I was dusting it off and revisiting it in light of my recent exploration of practical martial arts, I realized that I need to add a good deal more conversation about statistics of violence and make it less about the tricks and more about defensive thinking. But it also occured to me that I should add more descalation, conflict managment techniques, and general empowerment. I am in the process of looking for a good system that works well with Karate but that is scientifically sound, and am finding a lot of poorly written garbage mixed in with some good materials.
To that end I wanted to poll the group and ask do you have a system that you teach / recommend? I am leaning toward TrueShield (tm) since it seems self contained and while it is written to work with Akido, I do not see too much issue with adjusting it to fit Karate.
Any help greatly appreciated,