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It's the Holidays - Don't Become a Victim of Date Rape
Self-Esteem Begins with Self-Defense
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As our way of saying thank you for all your support, we have provided you with a free link to our e-book - "Practical Self-Defense & Safety Tips for Today's Busy Female". 
It is time to erradicate the myth that women can't defend themselves. Learn practical, easy and effective safety tips for home, work, public places, vacation and much more!
With 150+ personal protection tips, you now have more options.
As an additional thank you for downloading the e-book, there is a 20% discount on our classes and a 10% discount on personal protection products for a combined value of $100.
This free download is only available for the month of December.  So don't delay.
RAD 2010 Schedule Posted

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Our 2010 Rape Aggression Defense Classes are posted. 
Issue: # 7 December 2009
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2009 has been an amazing year!  As a thank you I've enclosed a link to our e-book, "Practical Self Defense & Safety Tips for Today's Busy Female" for a free download in the month of December.
After many requests, I've decided to add a weekly self-defense training class for you.  The cost is $10 per class (pay as you go - no contracts) and will be held on Mondays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Edison, NJ.    Classes will start on Monday, January 19th, 2010.  If you're interested, drop me an email for class location and attendance confirmation.
Enjoy this month's articles.  And from my family to yours, thank you for your support and have a safe, loving and enjoyable Holiday Season!
It's the Holidays - Don't Become a Victim of Date Rape

Oh, the Holidays! With sales galore, mistletoe, trees, decorations and parties to attend, this is the perfect season for crime. We tend to let down our guard at this time of the year and trust that all will be jolly and merry. And, with a little awareness, it very well can be.

The Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, "Date Rape", is one of the fastest growing drug-facilitated, sexual assault crimes in America today. In most cases, this is how it happens: Illicit drugs are unobtrusively slipped into beverages of unsuspecting victims at dance parties, bars or nightclubs. These substances are colorless, tasteless and odorless so the victim has absolutely no way of knowing that the drink he or she is about to consume will cause severe impairment and leave him or her defenseless. The victim is then left at the mercy of the perpetrator, led away to somewhere private and ultimately assaulted.  Read More... 

Self-Esteem Begins with Self-Defense
Business WomenPretty bold statement, I know. The truth is that a good women's self-defense training class provides you with the tools to build your self-esteem.
Overall, we find that a healthy women's self-defense program allows a student to increase their self-esteem because:
  • her self-concept becomes more positive - she sees herself as worth defending
  • she becomes motivated to set new goals and/or tackle new problems
  • she begins to use available resources more effectively
  • she becomes more proficient at identifying and solving problems
  • her sense of personal competence grows
  • she is motivated to start the process again and try new things
    Why does self-esteem begin with self-defense? Because for a lot of women, it is the first time they are in an environment that encourages them to stand up for themselves, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.    Read More...
    Women's Self-Defense Institute is the national leader in educating and training women about their self defense and personal security options.  Call us for your next training or seminar needs.
    Yours in Empowerment,

    Angie M. Tarighi
    CEO & Personal Safety Expert
    Women's Self-Defense Institute
    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."