Im a small 24 y.o woman, not very strong. I feel its important to learn to defend myself so i started martial arts. Ive been going for 4 months now but I still feel really intimidated in the class full of men. Some of them are nice but some are quite advanced and are in my opinion quite hostile, and they hit hard. I like my teacher but i am a slow learner it seems, and this may be annoying for the advanced students. Any advice from instructors/other women about feeling initimidated? Thanks for any insights.