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Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women / Edition 1

Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women / Edition 1

by Paul Henry Danylewich


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Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women / Edition 1

"Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women" is an extensive manual that offers a unique balance of practical advice on personal safety and an array of self-defence strategies, with an academic exploration of the psychology of offenders and victims. While presenting the reader with detailed self-defence material, including strategies for safety awareness and effective physical and non-physical resistance techniques, Paul Henry Danylewich investigates the social patterns of sexual assault and domestic violence using the material from interviews with 50 sex offenders, as well as the resources provided by law enforcement agencies, rape crisis centres, hospitals, and public safety organizations in North America.

Written by the director of White Tiger Street Defense, a group specializing in safety issues for women, "Fearless" offers clear instruction on physical and non-physical self-defence strategies. The two principles guiding this manual are that women in general are not conditioned or socialized adequately to defend themselves in threatening situations, and, more generally, that knowledge is power. Danylewich offers prevention tips to reduce the individual's chances of becoming the target of an aggressor and debunks myths surrounding sexual assault. He describes in detail the techniques for reducing the likelihood of being victimized in various circumstances, including: dating relationships and parties, while driving alone, working late, walking alone, taking public transit, and at home when answering the phone or the front door. To help women learn these easy and effective techniques, the guide is packed with over 140 action photo illustrations.

"Fearless" contains information every woman should have to help her live more safely and with less fear. This guide is a complete personal safety manual that can empower women with the resources necessary to help recognise and avoid potentially violent situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802081124
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Paul Henry Danylewich has been teaching self-defence techniques over the years to thousands of women in North America in his capacity as Director and Counsellor, White Tiger Street Defense.

Table of Contents

Section 1General Awareness Strategies
In your home5
In your workplace11
In your car15
In public places20
Travel safety24
Other safety tips26
In your relationships28
Section 2Resistance Alternatives
Verbal and other non-physical strategies45
Physical resistance47
Key concepts in self-defence49
The basics52
Basic hand strikes54
Basic blocks61
Basic leg strikes62
Release defences68
Defences against hair pulls78
Trips and take downs78
Ground techniques83
Standing strangle and choke releases91
Defence against standing holds98
Dirty tricks and other defensive strategies10
Defending yourself against multiple assailants After an attack110
Finding a good school in your area111
About the Author119

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