The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports, NAWIS during her 11th National Conference held in Ilorin, through an advocacy group, Vanguard of Women’s self defence have stressed the need for women to be properly guided on how to defend self against all forms of attack stating that Self defence for women is a right, and action towards such should be projected now.
In this era of insecurities, women’s training in martial sports should not be for winning medal alone, but to guide women on how to defend themselves as women in such situations.
There were various demonstrations by female athletes in Teakwando, Boxing, Wrestling, Kick Boxing, Kung fu, during the just concluded National Conference in Ilorin.
Women really need them because they’re assaulted more often than men. Statistics indicate that one in three women will be the victim of some type of violent attack in her lifetime.
Women also endure more incidents of verbal and sexual harassment.
Although most women’s self-defense programmes focus on skills for quickly and efficiently destroying an attacker, self-defense training also should include methods for preventing a confrontation from turning physical in the first place.