WT Women

Self Defence Women and WingTsun

A major difference in self-defence for women and self-defence for men is the potential aggressor. While men are usually attacked by strangers, research has shown that in 75% of cases of violence against women, the perpetrator is someone from within their circle of acquaintance.

Although most women are scared to walk through parks or parking lots by themselves at night, the reality is that their everyday life can offer more danger.

Self-defence starts with small things

The motivation to take a self-defence class is the same for most women: They don’t want to be the victim of the type of aggressor too often seen in news bulletins. But there is a lot more to self-defence than simply avoiding physical conflict. Self-defence means personal defence in all situations, including so-called “harmless”, everyday situations. Defence, for example, against sexist-jokes or repeated interruption when talking. Defence against men who challenge women’s personal boundaries by staring at them or making shameless, or lewd, comments.

Listen to your intuition

Although they possess an early warning system that alerts them to potential danger, many women don’t know how to react in situations like those mentioned above. Everyone, however, has an inbuilt warning system. It is called intuition and it warns of many things, including critical and dangerous situations. All too often, though, the “logical” brain overrides this system while an ingrained, conservative upbringing may stop a woman from being “rude” in uncomfortable situations. WingTsun teaches, however, that intuition should always be heeded. It is an excellent adviser and the perfect frontline defence against danger.

WingTsun — Your Back-up

WingTsun is the only style of kung fu ever devised by women (see history). It relies on strength of technique rather than physical strength and is naturally ideal for the practice of women.

Anybody can learn WingTsun because the system uses natural movements and no pre-acquired, basic knowledge is necessary. WingTsun students develop a new feeling for their body and the system brings awareness of their inherent strength. Self-esteem is heightened and a deeper sense of security is attained through partner training. In role-play, perception is increased and WingTsun techniques are used to provide conflict solutions.

As a Wing Tsun student, you will learn optimal use of your body in defending yourself against stronger people. You will also learn how to relax and how to use the power of an attack against the attacker. Stress release through training will provide further health benefits.

We also offer special intensive courses for women, please contact us to find out about times and dates.