Feminine Warrior: A Woman's Guide to Verbal, Psychological and Physical Empowerment

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Thousands of women have learned the skills of psychological and physical empowerment from educator and sixth-degree black belt Al Marrewa. Hired by American corporations such as Time-Warner, HBO, Sony Music Entertainment, and Saatchi & Saaichi to teach empowerment and assault prevention seminars, Al Marrewa goes far beyond teaching women how to physically defend themselves. He provides the tools that let women make empowerment a way of life. The result? They project to family members and colleagues that they ...
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Overview

Thousands of women have learned the skills of psychological and physical empowerment from educator and sixth-degree black belt Al Marrewa. Hired by American corporations such as Time-Warner, HBO, Sony Music Entertainment, and Saatchi & Saaichi to teach empowerment and assault prevention seminars, Al Marrewa goes far beyond teaching women how to physically defend themselves. He provides the tools that let women make empowerment a way of life. The result? They project to family members and colleagues that they are a person to respect; to criminals, they are a person to avoid. Now Al Marrewa shares his techniques in this life-changing book for women of all ages - the first to address both physical and psychological empowerment. He shatters the myths about protecting yourself, he gives you methods that really work.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Marrewa, a fourth-degree black belt who gives workshops in assertiveness training and in physical self-defense in Southern California, here provides a wide range of techniques designed to help women take charge of their personal safety in this well-organized self-help manual. According to the author, physical empowerment stems from maintaining a positive mental attitude about your ability to protect yourself in any situation. Once this is in place, you can more successfully use strategies for self-defense. With "de-escalation" the keyword, Marrewa recommends a variety of sensible responses to verbal and physical threats, such as negotiation with the attacker, deciding when to run for safety and learning when to employ nonresistance. He also graphically describes ways to fight back physically against an attacker, although he cautions that this alternative should be chosen only when you are unable to escape or summon assistance and your body, rather than your material possessions, is at risk. Marrewa teaches women skills that will make them feel safer. Author tour. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765574305
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Power Tools 1
2 Living Smart 15
3 Verbal Empowerment 27
4 The Psychology of Empowerment 39
5 Harassment: Life in the Modern World 55
6 Strategies 73
7 Physical Resistance: An Introduction 83
8 Getting the Job Done 115
9 Worst-Case Scenarios 149
10 Domestic Abuse 165
11 Rape: A Closer Look 183
12 Special Topics 201
13 Taking the Next Step 221
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