to the girls my age: Learn self defense now while you can. I'm 14, and in school have been jumped by some of the older boys who thought I was an easy target to tease. I am not the type who will run away crying, I stand strong and use my sarcasm, and my fighting skills, such as my combat cartwheel to defend myself. one of my bgf's, let's just say he is one of the crazy types, and he was teasing me, and he said to me later that he was really shocked that I did not run away crying. a couple of his friends grabbed my wrists to try pinning me down, I fought them off of me. one ended up with a black eye due to my combat cartwheel, the other found out I can kick viciously, cuz he ended up with a ton of bruises. so learn self defense while you can, so that later in life you know how to defend yourself, and fend off attackers with ease.