Taekwondo can help women deal with many potentially dangerous
situations (i.e. muggings, rape scenarios, bullying, spousal
abuse, etc.) if you unable to escape or call for help. However,
Facebook friends Diana and Todd point out "There
are very distinct physical differences between what will work
for a man and for a woman...
you are going to use
different techniques if someone has a foot of height and 100 lbs
on you" and "If
your attacker has a size and strength advantage on you, some
techniques will not work. One has to adapt and focus on
efficiency, not brute force". Given this fact of life,
most women should focus on techniques that allow them to escape
a situation versus trying to overpower a possibly much larger and
stronger opponent. Get away from danger! Also try to keep it
simple as complex techniques have a greater chance of failing in
a stressful situation.
The videos below illustrate basic self-defense techniques for women (i.e. defense against hair grabs and bear
These are the types of self-defense techniques that you will
learn at your Taekwondo classes.
However, you must frequently PRACTICE these techniques if you
want to be able to deal with these type of situations. For more self-defense techniques, please visit our
main self-defense page.