Knack Self-Defense for Women

Strategies, Moves & Everyday Tactics To Gain Confidence & Stay Safe

Book Description

The statistics are spine-chilling: One in four women will be assaulted in her lifetime. With Knack Self-Defense for Women, the female gender finally has a comprehensive, picture-driven guide to personal security that covers all the essential strategies to maximize personal safety. Full-color photos accompany step-by-step, detailed instructions on each move. You'll learn easy ways to improve your everyday security, and the book's hands-on chapters provide you with simple and effective tools, culled from more than twenty martial arts, that could prove vital during an assault. Post-assault strategies and crisis management are also covered, rounding out this indispensable resource to your new empowerment.

About Wright-Martell, Chris

Chris Wright-Martell began his martial arts career at age six, when he took up judo. At eight, he started in with karate, and by 11, he was a junior instructor in both areas. By the time he entered college at UMass-Amherst, he'd studied over 20 different types of martial arts. After a brief stint as a dance instructor, Chris found his way back to his martial arts roots. In 2002, he founded the Modern Self-Defense Center, which specializes in contemporary self-defense training. Visit him at
Chris, and his self-defense techniques, has been featured several times on ABC news.

Kristen Jensen became a photo journalist after twenty-five years of modeling for the Wilhelmina and Ford agencies, and is today a leading lifestyle and portrait photographer, distinguished for the modern, candid style she has brought to capturing the elusive beauty of everything from weddings to the latest trends in the fashion modeling industry. She lives in Bethel, Connecticut. Visit her at

She is also the author of How to Start a Home-based Wedding Photography Business on the Fall 2011 list.