Most self-defence instructors are male, and the problem this poses is that it tends to mean training focuses on male-centred scenarios. Statistically men are more likely to be killed by someone who is a stranger to them (typically in or around a location that serves alcohol). Women, however, are most likely to be killed by their partner in their own homes. Female self-defence should therefore address domestic violence and the warning signs of it. Men can be victims of domestic abuse too of course.
I was listening to some podcasts from TED while working today and one of them was the audio from this video. I therefore found the actual video on YouTube and have embedded it here. It’s an interesting talk on one woman’s experience of domestic violence and I hope you find it interesting and informative.
All the best,