Knowing the fighting and escaping techniques presented in this book can often mean the difference between life and death. This book focuses on the growing need for self-protection by modern women, answers common questions on self-protection, points ways to avoid potentially dangerous situations and shows how to deal with an attack when it cannot be avoided. Techniques used in the course are drawn from a variety of sources including ju-jutsu, judo, karate, kempo, kung-fu, ninjutsu and western self-protection techniques. The course describes a variety of common attack situations and offers practical self-defense techniques that are effective in each situation. Readers will learn combinations of fighting techniques that include blocks, punches and kicks that are useful defenses against a variety of attacks. The book teaches ways of escaping from and defending against common attacks whether occurring at home, in a public place, or on the street.