Women in martial arts

Women typically do not fare too well in martial arts classes. Men have all of the natural advantages when it comes to violence:
  1. Aggression
  2. Familiarity with violence
  3. Physical strength
  4. Testosterone
In the external arts, these qualities count for a lot, and women usually flounder.
The schools compensate by having weight and gender categories, or by simply patronising female students.
This may work fine in the dojo, but no one in the street will let a woman off because she lacks their own physical strength.

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