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Recommended Reading 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.

The Lioness Within: A Woman's Self-Defense Survival Guide, by  Graciela Casillas

Training Women in the Martial Arts: A Special Journey, by Jennifer Lawler and Laura Kamienski

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