Truly horrifying statistics around the rate and scale of violence against women in Australia right now is being regularly referred to as a ‘national crisis’.
In addition to pleas for Government action and long-term cultural change, women are being urged to arm themselves against the rising threat by taking self defence classes.
Learn to block, strike soft targets, disarm and take-down say the martial arts experts!
But we ain’t listening. In fact, less than 1% of Australian women are participating in a “combative sport” (or form of martial arts), according to a survey by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Continue Reading »