"In training, we should not make the differentiation between a woman and a man, but rather ensure that they can always train together and at the same level. In this way, I believe, each can learn from the other... It is certain that the advantage of men over women is their strength and power, but in reality this advantage gives real possibilities for a woman to learn to defend herself against an aggressive person who is stronger than her. Therefore, in self-defense training, the advantage for womens lies in the fact that they must develop and learn to use a more natural feeling [gut reaction], agility and technique rather than strength and power ... "
By Thierry Cuvillier