Originally Posted by Walls
Judo is a fantastic form of self defense, especially for women and especially because a lot of it has to do with grabbing a piece of clothing to manipulate your opponents body and obviously we all wear clothes so it's a fantastic skill to have. Women use it for self defense a lot because they can take down much larger men by using technique instead of strength. See Ronda Rousey as an example, that bitch will toss you on your head and then snap your arm before you know whats going on.
I'm a black belt in judo...I learned it when I was younger. I am also a decent boxer and am teaching my son both these skills now.
With bullies, fighting was a last resort, when all else failed. And when it failed, my dad told me to kick ass. The reason it's not done in school anymore is because parents feel they can sue the schools if they feel their child is being threatened, even if their child is being a bully. A couple of times in school, I took the first shot against a bully and put an end to it real quick.
My freshman year in high school, I had some kid try to stuff me into my locker. A couple of shots and then choking him out and he never messed with me again.