This is one we used to do at my old school and I just wanted to throw it out there to see what yall think. If you have any way that you think it might be better or other ideas, please throw it out. I thought it might be nice to have an exchange of thoughts on drilling techniques aimed directly at helping women become ready to defend themselves. This is a drill that we used once we felt that the women were starting to become familiar with the techniques. We ended up doing this about twice a month or so, depending upon when we thought they were ready with the new things we had shown them. We had the student stand in the middle of the room with several helpers spread in a rough circle around her. She was instructed to close her eyes. Our instructor would silently signal which of us was to attack and how we would attack her. Because she didn't know where the attack would come from or what form it would take, it caused her to react more naturally. We got to gauge how well the techniques were sinking and and she got to experience in a small way what an attack might be like. I know that other schools do this, but I don't seem to hear about it much.