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Fight Like a Girl... and Win Defense Decisions for Women

ISBN-10: 0312357729
ISBN-13: 9780312357726
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

WWW.FIGHTLIKEAGIRLANDWIN.COM It's an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women "can" learn how to protect and defend themselves--with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and--if and when the time comes--using force. Her program consists of 26 potentially life-saving decisions that every woman must make, including: DECIDE TO BELIEVE IN YOUR FIGHT - Battles are waged from the inside out. Your conscience, intelligence, and guts must be committed to the cause. You and those you love are the things worth fighting for. DECIDE TO DEVISE A STRATEGY - Create a one-way ticket out of every imaginable circumstance, from back-door escape routes to getaways in public places. Think "what-if...?," plan for the unexpected, and be ready for anything! DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE THE THREAT OF THE INITIAL ATTACK - When practicing awareness, you can detect danger "before" it happens. The bad guy will take steps to get close to you. Watchcarefully and identify these for what they are--the preludes to an attack. DECIDE TO MOVE - If an attacker strikes, don't freeze--get moving! Break through your fear with instant mobility. You have limitless options and any movement works as long as it leads to your safety. DECIDE TO ACT ON YOUR INSTINCTS - Your intuition is your guide, but you must respond physically in order to be successful. When something isn't right, take action, change plans, redirect yourself, and control your destiny! ...along with Defense Do's And Don'ts, inspiring "Power Points, " and other survival tactics that can help you to be prepared, stay strong, and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL...AND WIN

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Get Your Guard Up
The Fighter Within: Set Your Boundaries
Give Yourself Permission
Know Your Enemy: The Statistics
Men Versus Women
The Big Fears
Degrees of Defense
Levels of Force
Decisions
Mental Decisions
Decide to Believe in Your Fight
Decide You Are Your Own Bodyguard
Decide It Can Happen to You
Decide Your Chances Are as Good as Anybody's
Decide You Make the Rules
Decide to Live Life in a State of Awareness
Decide to Master Verbal Self-defense
Decide to Devise a Strategy
Decide What Your Strengths and Weaknesses Are
Decide to Act on Your Instincts
Decide to Recognize the Threat of the Initial Attack
Decide to Face the Fallout
Physical Decisions
Decide to Get in Shape
Decide to Move
Decide to Look Like the Animals Do
Decide to Protect Your Space
Decide to Remain Active Versus Reactive
Decide to Get Up Close and Personal
Decide to Go "Nuts"
Decide to Get Horizontal
Decide to Use Props
Decide to Use Your Natural Weapons
Decide to Strike Targets
Decide to Finish the Fight
Decide What to Do About Guns and Knives
Decide Timing Is Everything
Conclusion: The Final Round
Resources
Additional Reading
Notes

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