Women train in SDT and are always welcome. However women should note that training is physical, involves confrontation drills and at times involves grabbing contact with other students. However, be assured that SDT takes a strong stand against any form of sexual harassment.
The specific motivation for women wanting to learn self defence is generally to become capable of defending themselves against attack by a male. That can really only be achieved by having a male simulate an attack. Anyone can opt out of part of training at any time – no questions asked (other than to ensure you are OK). But the best way to judge whether you would be comfortable training with us is to come in and see a class in action and get a feel for the training atmoshpere.