With a Foreword by Gavin de Becker (author of The Gift of Fear)
By Loren W. Christensen and Lisa Place
Signed by both authors
Some “experts” say that you should be submissive when attacked at home or by a stranger. You won’t find that advice here, although you might use it as a ruse before you claw your assailant’s eyes and annihilate his groin. Your ultimate goal is to get away but you don’t achieve that by being meek and docile. You get away by drawing on that hardwired survival instinct to attack him like an enraged lioness protecting its babies.
In Fight Back: A Woman’s Guide to Self-defense that Works, martial arts experts Loren W. Christensen and Lisa Place teach you to use your hands, forearms, elbows, teeth, knees and feet to survive the type of attack that unsuspecting women become the victims of every day. And you will learn that you’re surrounded by a limitless cache of weapons that you can use to your advantage against a larger assailant.
If you’re ready to learn to fight back, Loren and Lisa know exactly what you need to survive an attack in your home or on the street.
How to recognize & assess a threat
How to de-escalate a bad situation
7 basic defensive techniques any woman can use effectively
Advanced skills for when you want to know more
How to identify and use everyday objects as weapons
What to practice to prepare for a potential confrontation
How to practice at home, alone and with a partner
Why you need to be physically fit and how to make your fitness plan
How to use your fear as a weapon
The power of your mind and how to harness it for self-defense
What experts are saying about Fight Back.
The topics of violence and self-defense aren’t always pleasant, of course, so each person must ask herself: Do you want this information? If not, I pose an easier, softer question: Of all the approaches you might take to enhancing your safety, do you suppose that ignorance about violence is an effective one?
~ Gavin de Becker
author of The Gift of Fear
Fight Back is the ultimate manual for women’s self-defense. Lisa and Loren give you the psychological, technical, and tactical knowledge needed to survive an attack. If you’re a woman, you need to read this book. If you’re a man, buy this book for the women in your life.
~ Wim Demeere
martial arts author & personal trainer
220 pages, 622 photos
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