This isn't a troll thread now before you go moving it to the troll hole. I genuinely don't see what the point is in women doing martial arts. I will back up my view by tackling the reasons why a lot of women train:
1) Self Defense - this is the main reason people want to learn martial arts. But for women it's even more silly than for men. Firstly, a woman is not going to be able to fend off a gang of rapists no matter what she trains in. A massive drunk bloke who wants to hit a woman is not going to be fought off by an 8 stone female no matter what she's trained in either. Infact women who do martial arts and think they're hard are more at risk because atleast untrained women have the sense to try and run off or don't go to dangerous places alone. A woman who thinks she can handle herself usually puts herself in danger through her own naive mentality. Therefore the self defence thing is not a good reason
2) Sport - Because they enjoy fighting/competing - I saw on the news the other day about some woman who wanted women's boxing to be allowed or some shit. She was debating with some bloke about this and that and how it's medically ok. But she was missing the point entirely. Nobody gives a shit. Nobody cares who is the best female fighter in the world. Nobody discusses it or is impressed by it. Just like nobody really gives a shit which bloke is the best fashion model. Fighting is and always has been a man's game. Why devote yourself to something nobody cares about? There isn't even a massive amount of competition as most girls realise that there's nothing attractive about beating the shit out of another girl and that nobody wants to see it.
3) Health and Fitness - Martial Arts (and in particular MMA) is one of the worst things to do if you care about how you look. If you want to be fit and look good then join a gym. A girl with cauliflower ears, a black eye and a broken nose is not attractive. You're better off being a bit fat than having them things.
4) social aspects - a lot of women join martial arts classes to be around men so that they can pull them. Well if you're a minger and can't pull in the traditional places like pubs and nightclubs, with todays online dating services and social networking sites you can meet loads of people of similar calibre to yourself with ease. I personally think single people have it easy these days. When I was single we didn't even have mobile phones and texting to hide behind and had to rely on dates ... which was hard work. Get online and send some guys pics of your rack and minge if you want a bloke. As for meeting female friends, well go to a spinning class or aerobics. That's where they all are.
So as you can see i think i've demonstrated that women training in martial arts is pointless. If someone can give me a reason as to why they should do it I will take it on board, but I really don't see what the point is in women training to fight.