Stopping Violence Against Women

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the US military is on the job. How? By teaching self-defense.
Offering the classes, utilizing combatives-certified Special Operations personnel, including Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs, will raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and give women the skills they need to defend themselves. The classes also provide an opportunity to demonstrate a softer side of the U.S. military.
I trust that it's "softer" in the same way that jujitsu is considered a "soft" as opposed to "hard" art. Although it looks like there's a lot of punching and kicking going on, so who knows.


raven said...

The problem is not individual self defense for women.

The problem is whether the society penalizes the women for defending herself.

E Hines said...

One of the ladies appears to have assumed a rough approximation of a Krav Maga stance, so maybe they're being taught how to truly fight. Another form that would be useful to the ladies is Muay Thai.

Both of those are truly brutal unarmed combat techniques, but the advantage for each is that it gives the practitioner complete control over the level of mayhem she wishes to inflict by teaching not just self defense but an immediate reversal of initiative and how to achieve that reversal.

Eric Hines

Ymar Sakar said...

h2h techniques are a dime a dozen.

Good thing they aren't using Army lawyers and powerpoint slides, then it would be a total waste of time.