Yes indeed! Actually women tend to learn faster than men. I am sure the men don’t like hearing this but it is true. Shinto Muso Ryu Jo uses various weapons as a ‘force multiplier’. It is not like Karate or Judo where relative strength & size makes more of an impact between training partners. Thus people of different sizes, men & women, learn to use the weapons skillfully. This reduces the advantage of pure size and strength. Given this, women tend to learn the techniques and skills faster because they do not have the urge to ‘over-muscle’ their way through techniques like men do.