When a woman spars against a man in a mixed fight in any combat sports, the woman usually wins the bout in about 75%, some gifted women go to 90%.

At the first glance, this looks paradoxal as the men are supposed to be stronger, but when you take a closer look at it, this finding doesn’t look so strange at all. It seem to have an answer.

For this to happen, the male and the female contenders must be evenly matched, in terms or size, weight, skill and level of experience. When the contenders are not evenly matched and especially if the male outclasses the woman, she has little chance to win. Our hypothesis says that the two are evenly matched.

Then, there are many factors that add up in favor of the female contender. We are going to review them, one after one, in order to have a better insight of the question. They do have a cumulative effect.


1) When they fight, men rely often of raw force, women more on technique;

2) Women have a tendency to fight with the lower half of their body, pelvis, legs and feet. Men with the upper half. A kick’s power is about thirteen times the one of a punch. Legs are longer than arms. In combat sports, like judo, wrestling or ju-jitsu that include ground work, once the woman has put on the ground her male opponent, she is able to anull any kind of weight advantage that he may have over her. Technique prevails then. The center of gravity of the woman is lower than for the male and this helps her too here, she is less prone to lose equilibrium and fall herself.

3) Women display greater suppleness and agility than men. The woman is able to avoid the more powerful blows of her male opponent while she scores at the same time less powerful ones on his body. Very powerful blow that miss are useless. Much less powerful blows that hit are paying. The joints of the women are more supple and they can allow more movement. Women have more supple joints and ligaments than men because they are supposed to give birth. At the birth of a baby, the pelvis dilates itself a little bit thanks to the suppleness of the female joints.

4) Women are less energy consuming organisms than men. Female muscle can achieve the same amount of work with less consumption of energy. The female organism is very efficient in terms of energy consumption. It is a fact that women are more resitant than men to fatigue and exhaustion. Look at any aerobics class. You may see the males give up before the end of the class and almost never a female. Women are more endurant. Women are more resistant to pain and diseases than men. They live longer. These are facts long admitted.

5) Woman fighting is very cost effective. Women rely a lot on powerful and swift counterattacks.

6) Women usually fight to survive, men mostly to show off. Their motivations are different.

7) Women never give up when they fight and are often more vicious .

8) In nature, all animal females are efficient fighters. They have the role, as mothers, to be able to fight to protect their young ones which represent the future of the species against all enemies and dangers. They have even sometimes to fight to protect them against a male predator of the same species. They are indirectly responsible of the survival of the species as a whole. Look at a lioness. Look at the humble chicken becoming a fury to protect her young chicks. It seems that the female of the Homo sapiens species, our species, the living being known as the woman, has inherited from Mother Nature this efficient fighting ability that all the females of other species have. She is in no way inferior to them in her mission of protecting her young ones.

This discussion is an attempt to explain why the females win the majority of their mixed fights in all combat sports. When there are not enough female contenders, and you have by force an unisex competition, the women do more than ok versus the men. In the United States recently, girls have won state titles in college wrestling in men divisions, Wisconsin and Alaska for example.

Georges Michel
Physician and Journalist
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, WI.

Female Close Protection-Bodyguard Course, Atlanta, GA, September 23-30, 2011

Athena’s Close Protection Operative certification is the next generation in Close Protection training. Our course has been adapted to meet the particular training and educational requirements, specific to female close protection operatives.

Basic Training: Level 1

-Principles of Executive Protection/Code of Conduct
-Solo Protector & in a Detail -Physical Security
-Protective Escort -Surveillance & Countersurveillance
-Protective Intelligence & Advance Operations
-Armed and Unarmed Combat/Krav Maga
-Anti-Terrorism (identification and and the terrorist cycle)
-Improvised Explosive Device
-Basic Pistol Training & Firearms Safety
-Event & Estate Security
-Behavioral Intelligence and Attack Recognition
-Dealing with Media & Paparazzi
-First Aid & CPR/AED

Our instructors are from Israel, Greece, and the United States. They brings ATHENA students unparalleled real world experience in protective service operations. Instructors that have served Prime Ministers, celebrities, CEO’s and other influential leaders will be teaching you.
We have an excellent success rate and once the course is completed we continue to work with our students to progress their development and assist their entry into the Close Protection world.

To learn more please visit: http://www.AthenaAcademy.com/

For applications please e-mail: charla@athenaworldwide.com

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Course cost is $2,000 with payment schedules available to those who qualify. Deposits for this course are $500, and full course fees paid 3 weeks before starting date.

Application date open ntil June 30.

Free Female Self Defense Course By Athena Academy LLC (July 2nd, 2011, Atlanta, GA)

The first thing that mostly came up in peoples mind when they hear ‘’Personal Safety’’ is martial arts or firearms training. By being a Close Protection Operative the last 10 years I had the chance to attend in many training courses available to improve my skills. The conclusion I came up with is that preparation and prevention can be your number one tip for your personal safety. 

We know that only in some cases women are ultimately stronger than a man. Yes, there are examples of men being weaker, but generally speaking, we will say this is not the case. So, the aim is to help women think differently and a bit more strategically. We don’t have to learn to beat someone down, we have to learn where we should be, or what we should do so we don’t end up in a situation where violence is likely to occur. We have to learn to speak up when you are not comfortable –being vocal will scare the daylights out of a perpetrator.

We should not accept our environment, rather, we should shape it and learn where we should be and where we should not. We can take control just through our posture and by thinking, “I won’t be a victim,” and then not allowing it to happen. I would also like for people to consider what kind of environment they do want and then go out and seek such.

No one can offer you a 100% safe environment, someone can attack you because he has the opportunity to do it. By being trained and self warned you get this opportunity from him to attack you. According to statistics more than 2/3 of the attacks against women could be prevent if they were trained in simply and basic self defence tips. 

At Athena Academy, we are not looking to make you martial arts athletes, you can’t get adequate knowledge in martial arts for your self defense in courses that last just some hours or days. Martial arts athletes are used in getting and giving punches, kicks, etc, but not our common public. Our certified male and female instructors have many years experience in different martial arts techniques and they are professionals in close protection, and in security industry. We design a unique pioneer program having as our goal to teach the average woman how to protect herself. Some of the topics you will be taught are:

Being aware while walking on street.
Being aware while shopping.
Keeping alert.
Avoid routine.
How to prepare yourself for an attack and teaching you how to react.
Dressing conservatively.
How to use simple hits, where to hit the attacker- target points in human body.
Using simple weapons to strike.
Safety when using public transportations.
Car security.
Body language, how to look more confident.
Using verbal strategies.
Profile of a rapist: – Types of rapist
Profile of a stalker.
Profile of an abuser.
Safety in Cyberspace.
Safety tips for women travelling alone.
Safety tips at home
Safety tips for your children.
Date safety tips.
Safety tips for single women
Safety tips when you move in a new neighbourhood.
Purse Snatch

Our 1st goal is to teach you how to behave in different situations and prevent a bad ending, or even worst a harmful and deadly attack. This is why our courses are mostly based in prevention techniques. 2nd you will learn simple but effectively tips in how to react under attack.

Athena Academy LLC is offering  this FREE SELF DEFENSE COURSE to women, on July 2nd in Atlanta, GA.

Contact us now at:   deni@athenaworldwide.com  to book your participation, there are only limited places available.