The best self defense option is still prevention and flight rather than fighting (or rather, men not harassing women in the first place.) Nonetheless, there are benefits to martial arts, one being empowerment. And it's a positive and good thing that women in Egypt are finding ways to embolden themselves on their own terms. Training may not be the cure-all answer, but there is something to be said for finding self esteem in refining yourself physically and mentally. Hear, hear women of Egypt!