Jade Marrisa Sirisompan, a former Muay Thai fighter, shows how to deliver a clinical palm heel strike to an attacker’s face during a self-defence demonstration at a boxing camp in Bangkok. Self-defence classes for women are on the increase in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Thai women fight sexual assault with their fists: self-defence classes in one of Asia’s most dangerous places for females

  • Women in Thailand are taking self-defence classes to protect themselves against sexual harassment, much of which takes place on public transport
  • Experts teach a variety of methods to stop aggressors, such as a knee to the groin or a strike to the nose with the heel of a palm
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault
Jade Marrisa Sirisompan, a former Muay Thai fighter, shows how to deliver a clinical palm heel strike to an attacker’s face during a self-defence demonstration at a boxing camp in Bangkok. Self-defence classes for women are on the increase in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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