In today's modern world, old sayings that all things that engage with physical matters that exerts maximum force is only for men is no longer applicable. This is a "BIG NO NO!" - our world today requires both men and women to be always alert and ready as far as their safety is concerned.
The crimes that we always hear and see on radios and televisions are quite alarming and it really needs an adequate preparation - as we have no control of such phenomena. The best thing we need to do is to know self-defense as this will be our key defense mechanism as time requires us to do so.
There are different types of martial arts that all of us could cling into - which we could barely use for the following reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development. We can also try Philippine martial arts and/or Filipino martial arts as well as other mix martial arts such as kali martial art.
It depends upon the individual if what kind of martial arts is he going to do or of whatever reason he is doing such.