According to a 2000 survey conducted by the National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This is a startling statistic that needs to be changed.
Many people think that women and martial arts don’t mix. They think that women are too fragile. Or, if a woman gets involved in martial arts she will start fighting or get aggressive and mean. None of these are true. In fact, these myths are just plain ridiculous. Women will receive the same benefits of consistent kung fu practice as men: excellent self-defense skill, challenging workouts that increase strength, stamina, and flexibility, and, lastly, a challenge that can last a lifetime.
Are Classes Too Rough?
While some martial arts styles are very rough, others are not. Believe it or not, even the rough martial arts classes can and should be taken by women. Potential aggressors are not going to attack daintily. Women need to be prepared for what can come. That said, everyone starts slow and advances at their own rate and protective equipment is used.
Will Women Become Aggressive?
Women who learn martial arts do not become more aggressive but instead become more confident. It teaches them patience and how to control their anger. It is especially beneficial to smaller women who need to know how to defend themselves. Actually, all women need to know how to defend themselves in case of emergency.
How the idea that women and martial arts don’t belong got started is a mystery. In fact, the two go very well together and have for many centuries. The benefits to women are too numerous to count. Not only does martial arts teach women to defend themselves when they need it, martial arts helps women look and feel better in the process.