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Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO & Founder of Women's Self-Defense Institute and has been teaching women's self-defense programs for over 20 years. She is a tireless advocate of self-reliance and responsibility, encouraging women to actively protect life through awareness and education.

With the help of WSDI, women replace fear with skills, knowledge and confidence.

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Dec 05, 2016

5 Reasons for Women to Take a Self Defense Course

As a group, we continue to deny the need for our own self-protection, relying instead on arguments that someone should be protecting us. Here are 5 reasons for women to take a self defense course.

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Nov 21, 2016

Courts Are Jailing Victims of Sexual Assault

Courts are fining and jailing victims of domestic violence if they do not help law enforcement prosecute their alleged abusers.

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Jan 29, 2013


Most people believe that crime just happens. What they don't realize is that crime is a process. If you understand the process, you can greatly reduce and/or mitigate your chances of becoming

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Oct 05, 2012

October is Domestic Violence Month

October is Domestic-Violence-Month

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Jul 25, 2012


What is the average-police-response-time to a 911 call?

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Jun 11, 2012

10 Types of Self-Defense Anyone Can Learn

10 Types of Self-Defense Anyone Can Learn

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Mar 20, 2012

From Curiosity to Fear - Understanding Your Intuition

When we teach our women's self defense programs, one of the things we encourage our students to practice is listening to their intuition. Why?

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Feb 09, 2012

You Don't Need a Black Belt to Protect Yourself

Ladies, you don't need a black belt to protect yourself. By understanding the criminal mindset, how crime triangles work, how to increase your awareness and the personal protection options that are av

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Jan 25, 2012

The Crime Triangle

By understanding the Crime Triangle, you, as an individual, can significantly decrease your chances of becoming a potential victim

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Jan 18, 2012


January is National Stalking Awareness Month - Learn what you can do to help

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