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Old 08-14-2002, 11:00 PM   #25
memyselfandi
Location: East Coast
Join Date: Jul 2002
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I think that if I was an abused female I wouldn't be looking for a MA that would be effective against another women I would look to train with opponents of all sizes and gender.
Indeed that may be the ultimate goal, but to someone who has been physically abused, touching of any kind may be difficult. I can't imagine what it would be like to be attacked, even in a controlled situation (like in the dojo), by someone who is the same hight and build of an old abuser .

So yes, such a person would probably benefit from training "with opponents of all sizes and gender", but for their first time/month/year they would probably be better off in a class with all women.
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