Hi everyone, Lately I’ve become more and more interested in womens’s specific self defence. It’s probably for a few reasons including the fact that I haven’t really been in a situation where I have had to use physical self defence, and I wouldn’t mind being able to confidently teach a womens self defence class or at least demonstrate some techniques. But most importantly, I would also like to put more time into training for scenarios I may find myself in. I know some people have a problem with people who don’t have direct self defence experience teaching self defence but it’s against all my self defence principles to put myself in the situation where this is more likely. So I wanted to ask the serious question of what are common self defence scenarios and positions that women experience, especially when these differ from those commonly experienced by men. We of course practice techniques from ‘the guard’ but are there any other attacks or grabs that are more common. Am I correct in presuming that grabs and grabs or holds combined with strikes would be more common? It seems to me like women are more likely to find themselves attacked rather than in a fight and so forms of de-escalation may not always be available options. If there are any other sources such as books on the topic anyone can recommend please share. Thanks for any input and feel free to change my opinion on anything I have written above.