Even though this topic is brought up every so often in this forum, I was hoping that this thread could serve as a one-stop shop for this information.
I remember reading that researchers have compiled lists of the most common violent attacks that civilians face. What I can't remember is whether this study looked specifically at the UK, or the US, or another particular society. I believe researcgers divided the results by gender. Does anyone know where one could find such a study? Has it been published online, and, if so, do you know the URL?
It seems to me that incorporating this knowledge into regular training is one of the most important ways that a TMA can gear his/her practice towards self-defense.
What role does this type of information play in your own training or in the ways you think about self-defense?