Guided- Leaning Module #1: The Traditional Women’s Self-Defense Paradigm Viewpoint – Erik Kondo


This Hyper-Learning Module outlines of viewpoint held by many people regarding women’s self-defense.


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Traditional women’s self-defense is based on a problem solving methodology.

First define the Problem, next apply the Solution.

In terms of traditional women’s self-defense, the following applies:

  1. The Problem: 1 in 4 women sexually assaulted during their lifetime.
  2. The Solution: Teach women skills to fight-off Bad Guys.

The Problem breaks down into:

(1)    1 in 4 women sexually assaulted

The Solution breaks down into:

(2)    Teaching women skills

(3)    to fight off

(4)    Bad Guys

(5)    So they don’t become victims of sexual assault.

The following links and references creates images and a view of mostly western middle to upper class, white teenage girls and women, all  equally at risk of forcible sexual assault from a variety of creepy and dangerous male strangers who physically overwhelm their randomly selected victims.

This is the Traditional Women’s Self-Defense Paradigm Viewpoint. It is commonly held.

It is promoted by the Merchants of Fear that have a vested interest in advocating this viewpoint:

  1. The martial arts and self-defense training industry
  2. The firearms industry
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. “Tough on Crime” politicians
  5. Self-Defense Products Industry
  6. The News Media
  7. The Entertainment Industry

The Traditional Women’s Self-Defense Paradigm Viewpoint is the most widely held view of both the Problem faced by women and the most effective Solution.