I'm talking about Krav Maga and specific techniques for women. This is a conversation that I get to, unfortunately, speak about too much. I feel that a lot of people, when they have this question, have misconceptions of the art of Krav Maga.
The art of Krav Maga is designed to give a weaker individual an edge on a larger individual, even if it is a surprise attack, even if it is a multiple scenario, and therefore it doesn't matter if you are a woman or a weaker individual. The idea of the art was that anybody can be as effective as a strong person.
I personally do not believe that anybody will walk out there and try to pick a fight with the largest, strongest individual. I believe that all of us, if we are going to be attacked, will be attacked by individuals who are much more powerful than us, and if you don't practice with that concept in mind, then you are not preparing for the worse case scenario.
Whether you are a woman or a man, you should always prepare for the worse case scenario. That is the only way to prepare for war. You obviously need to train this way and hope that it wouldn't be as bad, but whether you are a woman or a man, Krav Maga at it's core, is an art that answers for all sizes and shapes. No matter if you are a woman. No matter if you are a man. It doesn't matter if you have any physical limitations that you are going to have to work through and learn how to compensate for in order for you to be able to defend yourself effectively in a street environment.