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For Women


Because women's self-protection needs can be unique, we are offering a special page of books that may be of interest. As usual, we offer nothing we haven't read or whose authors we actually trust for thoughtful and comprehensive information. Though some of the tapes and books seem more male-oriented, the basic fundamentals and principles explained are especially applicable to women's self-defense.

On this page we offer a short description of the items. By clicking on the picture or title, you can get a more in-depth information on the product. The Order Now link will take you directly to check out.


Street Safe: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim (DVD)
Marc MacYoung

A criminal assault is fast, vicious and overwhelming. And that's why criminals attack that way. It ensures their success. What you may not know is that it takes time to develop these conditions. This makes the street thug predictable. There are definite danger signs that precede criminal attacks. This video will teach you how to recognize those signs so you can take nonviolent steps to prevent the criminal from attacking. And if the situation does turn violent, you will learn how to articulate to the police and courts important details about the situation  -- and why you reacted the way you did. DVD $24       Order Now!


Missing Link: Self-Protection Through Awareness, Avoidance and De-escalation
Bill Kipp

The absolutely, bar none, best defense for a fight ... is not being there! Unfortunately, this missing link in self-defense training has been largely ignored. Self-defense expert Bill Kipp teaches you the verbal and psychological skills needed to preempt violent attacks and end fights before they start.
DVD $37      Order Now!


Safe In the City: A Streetwise Guide to Avoid Being Robbed, Raped, Ripped Off or Run Over
Marc MacYoung/ Chris Pfouts

Take two street savvy denizens of two major cities on each coast -- New York and Los Angeles -- put them together and you end up with a book that is both entertaining and knowledgeable on how crimes really are committed. Companion book to the StreetSafe DVD.

Book $25
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Freedom From Fear: Taking Back Control of Your Life
Peyton Quinn

Whether dealing with a street thug or an overbearing boss at work, you're facing a bully. And there are specific ways your body and your mind will react to the threat. Unfortunately, many people involuntarily send the message that they are safe to attack. Learn how this process works, so you can take control of it. And instead of signaling that you are a good victim,  you can learn to send messages that prevent conflict.
Book $18      Order Now!


Surviving Workplace Violence: What to Do Before a Violent Incident, What to Do When Violence Explodes
Loren Christensen

Surviving Workplace Violence provides solid information to keep you off the growing list of victims of violent incidents on the job. The book answers the hard questions that company directives, magazine articles and other books leave out: Exactly what you should do before a violent inciden,t and what you should do if violence ever explodes where you work.
Book $13    Order Now!


Minimum Damage, Maximum Effect: A Complete Guide to the Use of Pepper Spray, Less Lethal and Improvised Weapons  (DVD)
Kelly McCann (aka Jim Grover)

Opposed to carrying a firearm, knife or other lethal weapon? Kelly McCann's book is a handy guide that takes a look at the use of nonlethal weapons to stave off an attacker!
DVD $37    
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Survivor Personality: Why Some People Are Stronger, Smarter & More Skillful at Handling Life's Difficulties... Al Siebert

Who survives? Who thrives? As a psychologist who has spent more than 40 years studying the phenomenon of survival, Al Siebert has gained valuable insight into the qualities and habits that help human beings overcome adversity -- from every day conflicts to major life stresses. In this book, he delineates the "survivor personality" -- including such recent examples as Scott O'Grady, the fighter pilot shot down over Bosnia -- and shows how survival skills can be learned, leading to better coping, increased success in work and relationships, and a vastly brighter outlook on the future. Book $22     Order Now!


Resiliency: The Key to Surviving and Thriving in Today's World
Al Siebert

Resiliency -- the ability to adapt to life's changes and crises -- is one key to a healthy, productive life. Based on  his deep knowledge of the new science of resiliency, Dr. Al Siebert tells how and why some people are better able to adapt than others and how resiliency can be learned at any age. The Resiliency Advantage will enable you to bounce back quickly from setbacks, gain strength from adversity and meet life head on. Book $22     Order Now!


Judicious Use of Lethal Force(DVD)
Massad Ayoob

In this DVD, police Captain Massad Ayoob, generally recognized as the leading authority on use of deadly weapons by civilians in self-defense, deals from the ground up on the core principles of law, ethics and tactics of using lethal force. Ideal for the instructor or attorney, and vital for the citizen who keeps, carries a loaded gun or knife, or knows a self-defense system.
DVD -- $34
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Cute Lawyer Tricks
Massad Ayoob

They can get real "cute:" Those prosecutors attempting to discredit you and your testimony. If you "win," you still face serious financial cost for your own attorney and time in court appearances. If you lose ... substantial fines or even prison. This video is designed to prepare police officers and civilians to be able to handle the "cute tricks" that lawyers like to play in the courtroom in order to discredit them and their testimony. DVD $29     Order Now!


Effective Defense: The Woman, the Plan, the Gun
Gila Hayes

For any woman considering buying a gun for personal and home protection, Effective Defense is required reading. In addition to current information about assault and crime prevention, the book carries detailed information about gun and holster selection, legally carrying a concealed handgun, home safety and home defense concerns and other issues facing today's women. Highlights include: developing the self-defense mindset; unarmed defenses; threat detection and avoidance; legal use of deadly force; handgun selection; children and gun safety; rape prevention; workplace violence and much more. Book $16    Order Now!


Escape Combatives
Chuck Habermehl

It's too bad Chuck Habermehl comes across on film as so big and buff ... he's not that big. Habermehl does not rely on "muscle" to make his moves work to break holds. The man is an expert at using his structure and leverage to break free. These escapes, when used as he teaches them, work to help free even the most delicate woman or smaller man from a bad situation. The film also provides useful techniques when things go wrong for an arresting officer. Escape Combatives teaches the skills needed to: break away from from frontal and rear choke holds; side headlock; frontal and rear bear hugs; shoulder and lapel grabs; counter both frontal and rear tackles; and much more!

Special Bonus Feature ESCAPE DRIVING!
DVD $24      Order Now!


In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection
Massad Ayoob

Do you own a gun? Do you believe you might ever have to use it for self-protection? If so, this book is required reading. Massad Ayoob advises the reader on the legal implications of firearm use in self-defense, as well as keeping, storing, carrying and using guns. He also talks about basic gun use techniques, the calibers best suited for personal protection, how to choose a weapon, "common sense" as it relates to firearm use and the deterrent effect of defensive handguns. Book $12      Order Now!


Gunproof Your Children/A Handgun Primer
Massad Ayoob

This is actually two books for the price of one! It's vital to Gunproof Your Children --whether you are pro- or anti-gun, whether your home has 50 firearms or none, this book is a MUST. Keeping children safe from unauthorized guns in their hands or those of others is covered from every direction, including gun locks, methods of storage, and, above all, safety training for children and adults. Handgun Primer is a compact introduction for the novice to the handgun. Real world handgun safety, how to shoot, when to fire in self-defense, and gun/ammo/holster choices are discussed by this leading expert. In the world of handgun safety, knowledge is vital. Book $4.50     Order Now!

Affordable Security: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Protecting Your Home, Business and Automobile
Steven Hampton

In this complete, hands-on guide, security expert Steven Hampton, tells you everything you need to know to secure your home, business, car and more –- without breaking the bank! Hampton walks you through a thorough evaluation of your security status, using “security review check lists” that will help assess your property’s vulnerability from every angle, just as a security professional –- or a professional burglar –- would. Once you’ve identified the holes in your security, Hampton shows you how to shore it up from securing doors, windows, yards, sheds and garages using simple, but little-known, tricks of the trade to creating safe and effective indoor and outdoor lighting solutions to selecting the right type of perimeter alarm system and motion detectors to meet your needs. Book $39         Order Now!


Home Security: How to Select Reliable Locks and Alarms for Your Home, Office or Car
Carl Hammer

This book reveals how burglars actually target and break into buildings. And it offers proven techniques and tactics for thwarting criminals, ranging from neighborhood vandals to the most sophisticated art thieves.
Book $22      Order Now!


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