Recommended Readings for Teaching Women's Self-Defense

Back Off!, by Martha J. Langelan.

 

Streetsmarts, by Louise Rafkin.
 
Beauty Bites Beast, by Ellen Snortland.
 
Domestic Violence for Beginners, by Alisa del Tufo.
 
Exploding the Myth of Self-Defense, by Judith Fein.
 
Fear into Anger, by Py Bateman.
 
Girls Fight Back! The College Girl’s Guide to Protecting Herself, by Erin Weed.
 
Her Wits About Her: Self-Defense Success Stories by Women, edited by Denise Caignon and Gail Groves.
 
In Defense of Ourselves, by Linda Tschirhart Sanford and Ann Fetter.
 
Lifelines, by Marcia Hall.
 
Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women’s Self-Defense, by Martha McCaughey.
 
Self-Defense: Steps to Success, by Joan Nelson.


Self-Defense:  Steps to Survival, by Katy Mattingly.
 
Self-Defense: The Womanly Art of Self Care, Intuition, and Choice, by Debbie Leung.
 
Self-Defense from the Inside Out: A Women’s Workbook for Developing Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Skills for Safety, by Nadia Telsey.


Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly, by Susan Schorn.
 
The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker.
 
Training Women in the Martial Arts: A Special Journey, by Jennifer Lawler and Laura Kamienski

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