I just realised how little this sub forum is used, mainly by us ladies on map. I know there aren't many of us here, but I think we should engage in some meaningful self defence debate. You boys can join in by all means, but this shouldn't turn into one of those boy vs girls threads. A couple of questions really that seem pretty basic, but I'm just interested. -How many of you women on here actually train your ma for self defence? What do you think you get from your ma that you think would/might work if you got attacked? -Do you think the notion of "just run as fast as you can to get out of the way" is a valid one? I mean,obviously there are some situations where this wouldn't be possible. I usually try and avoid all situations where I would become vulnerable. I mean, it would be wonderful to be able to walk around on your own at all times ,anywhere, but we need to face up to the fact that this just isn't possible. - Have you ever done a self defence course and learned anything of use? I have done a few and they were all crappy. The only thing I remembered was attack the groin or stamp on their toe in your high heels ( which of course I wear ALL the time!) I hope we get some interesting debate going.