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NEW BOOK! - Women's Self Defense in a Changing World

​We are pleased to announce the international release of a new book by Grandmaster Crandall and Master Jessee titled Women's Self Defense in a Changing World. The book is now available through Amazon.Com in print and ebook formats. Read More Below... Click Here to Order

This book can make a difference in how you feel about yourself and how you live your life. Who were we thinking about when we wrote this Women’s Self-Defense Book? We were thinking of educated, active women who realize their importance. Whether you have taken your focus and strengths into the competitive career world or committed your unique abilities to the complexity of guiding a family through the maze of changing life experiences, this book will change your perceptions of how to respond to encroaching outsiders and ultimately how to respond to that once in a lifetime assault situation.

This book has the key, and the key is knowledge. Based on over 50 years of seminars held in high schools, colleges, YWCAs, rape crises centers, community centers and educational TV presentations, this book approaches the topic and skills of Women’s Self-Defense from a fresh new perspective. Clifford Crandall Jr., a New York State educator known worldwide for his videos, books and seminars, is joined with Lynn Jessee and her medical background and personal passion to help people live safer, more productive lives.

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING. The Key is Knowledge and the key is within this BOOK.


Dedication Acknowledgements About the Authors About the American Martial Arts Institute and American Eagle Style

CHAPTER 1 – Introduction You Can! Knowledge is the Key

CHAPTER 2 – Prevention and Avoidance Prevention and Avoidance Start with Awareness Who is the attacker? How does an attacker choose a victim? Decreasing your risk of being identified as a target Precautions / Safety Habits Precautions Regarding Your Car Precautions Regarding Your Purse Precautions at the ATM Home Precautions

Technology Precautions, Including Phone and Internet Situational Awareness – Honing Your Observational Skills Practicing Your Awareness Skills Listening to Your Instincts Your Safety is Your Responsibility The Greatest Predator on this Planet

CHAPTER 3 – Before a Physical Response

During the Testing Stage of an Assault: General Principles Behavior and Body Language Verbal Resistance Actions for Specific Situations Being Approached for Help A Driver Asks for Directions Being Followed Being Directly Threatened or Chased Robbery Carjacking Home Intrusion Date Rape

CHAPTER 4 – Being Prepared Mentally and Emotionally Coming to Terms with Fear Knowledge is the Key State of Mind – Who Are You Defending?

CHAPTER 5 – Preparing Yourself Physically Attire Hands free Carrying a weapon for security Walking/ Jogging and Self-Defense General Health and Fitness

CHAPTER 6 – Self-Defense Anatomy: Understanding the Tools &Targets Effective Targets – Where to Strike Your Anatomical Striking Tools

CHAPTER 7 – Individual Technique Skills About Stances Making a Proper Fist Basic Blocks Basic Strikes Basic Kicks

CHAPTER 8 – Practical Applications Being a Good Partner When Practicing Self-Defense Section I: Techniques for Lower Level Threats or Nuisance Situations

Section II: Self-Defense Against Specific Grabs Section III: Defense From the Ground Section IV: Self-Defense Against Knife Attacks Section V: Self-Defense Techniques Dealing With Guns

CHAPTER 9 – Legal and Ethical Considerations, and After an Assault Legal and Ethical Considerations After an Assault

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