Having finally left my former insturctor just before the lockdowns started, I have the opportunity to start teaching a womens/girls class in the fall and am working on modifiing my sylabus and wanted some general thoughts on what you ideal priorities would be for practical women's self defense, given the area I am in I expect the age to be teen to young adult, with a few older ladies.
I came up with some rough catagories but feel free to add or combine
Prior Dojo My initial thinking
Distance Fighting (Kumite) 60% 10%
Close in fighting/escapes 5% 15%
General fitness 16% 6%
Kata 15%(many kata zero bunkai) 20%(fewer kata, with bunkai)
Computer/mobile security 0% 5%
Protecting others 0% 3%
Domestic Security 0% 5%
Self defense law 0% 3%
Risk Assessment/Awareness 1% 12%
De-escalation 1% 12%
Dynamics of Abuse 0% 6%
History/Culture 2% 2%
I am targeting to combine most of the kumite and ground work with role playing but I am concerned about keeping the class dynamic and enjoyable, I have a rough draft of a 90 miniute class with about one hour of hard workout followed by discussion, the timing requirements are due to the venue. So what would you say your classes prioriy breakdown is, close to my target or am I off base? Particulary interested in anyone that regularly teaches women's classes.