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Self-Defense Move of the Month
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Week
Women's Heart Health Month
February's self-defense move of the month is Lock & Pop - Ground Defense Against a Front Mount.
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Issue: # 3 February 2009 
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Happy New Year Folks!  I hope everyone had a safe and fun Holiday season. 
January seemed to fly by and here we are in February - the month of Love.  Unfortunately, Love isn't always about flowers and romance.  It has a dark side of abuse, especially among our tweens & teens.  February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and we've provided you with some resources to have an awareness discussion with your kids.
Also, since the heart is involved in matters of love, we Ladies need to pay more attention to ours.  February is also Women's Heart Health Month and we encourage you to take the risk assessment quiz and know your heart health.
We've also added a new self-defense move of the month for you.
Enjoy this month's articles and have a lovely February.  
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, Feb 2-6, 2009
Teen dating violence is perhaps one of the most complex and pervasive problems facing teenagers today. February 2-6, 2009 is Silver Coinsknown as "National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week" per Senate Resolution 710. 
The crime of teen dating violence, including physical, emotional and sexual assault, and harassment via texting, email or Instant Messaging is a cruel reality for many American teenagers - a reality which many parents are unaware. 
Parents are unable to control the abuse and may be unaware of these warning signs of teen dating violence:
  • She apologizes for his behavior and makes excuses for him
  • She loses interest in activities that she used to enjoy
  • She stops seeing her friends and family members and becomes increasingly isolated
  • Her boyfriend acts extremely jealous of others, especially other males, who pay attention to her.
Only by becoming involved and opening lines of communication can we ensure as parents that our children will be safe. Take the time this week to talk to your child, regardless of age, and plant the seeds of safety. 
For more information, please check out the following links.
To learn more about teen dating violence statistics...
Women's Heart Health Month
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but many women do not kow they are at risk.   Also, heart attack symptoms are different for men and women.                                                                                      Silver Coins                

 Classic Symptoms for both men & women 

  • Squeezing chest pain or pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Tightness in chest
  • Pain spreading to shoulders, neck or arm
  • Feeling of heartburn or indigestion with or without nausea and vomiting
  • Sudden dizziness or brief loss of consciousness
 Symptoms More Likely in Women
  • Indigestion or gas-like pain
  • Dizziness, nausea or vomiting
  • Unexplained weakness, fatigue
  • Discomfort/pain between shoulder blades
  • Recurring chest discomfort
  • Sense of impending doom

Here are some simple tips for heart health:

  • Don't smoke, and if you do, quit
  • Aim for a healthy weight
  • Get moving - 30 minutes a day of moderate-intensity activity
  • Eat for heart health
  • Know your numbers

To learn more on how you can increase the health of your heart, visit Go Red for Women and take your heart health quiz today. 

Women's Self-Defense Institute is the national leader in educating and training women about their self defense and personal protection options. 
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Yours in Empowerment,

Angie M. Tarighi
CEO & Founder
Women's Self-Defense Institute
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Angie M. Tarighi has been teaching women's self-defense for over 22 years. Her Certifications include:
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kempo  
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Combat Hapkido
  • Certified Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor
  • Certified International Police Defense Tactics (IPDT) Instructor
  • Certified Martial Arts Instructor - Cooper Institute
  • Certified Kid-Safe Network Instructor
  • Certified Women-Safe Network Instructor 
  • Certified Reiki Master

She is the author of "Practical Self Defense & Safety Tips for Today's Busy Female" and "5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Reiki Master."