I am not female and we have only a few female students at the Dojo. Recently, at the Aiki Expo, I paired off with a young lady who was obviously well versed in karate. Her punch was powerful and forced me to execute getting off the line most efficiency. I returned the favor and the respect. The few women I have trained with have all been very good because they had to depend on their technique instead of their size and strength. In that respect, they taught me.