Self-Defense Blog for Women

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.

For more information and to learn more about our upcoming Self-Defense Seminars and Training courses please click here.

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May 23, 2022



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May 10, 2022

10 Types of Self-Defense Anyone Can Learn

10 Types of Self-Defense Anyone Can Learn

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Apr 25, 2022


10-Mistakes-You-Cannot-Make-When-Confronted-with-Violence is about recognizing potentially violent & dangerous situations; knowing how to employ verbal de-escalation and boundary skills.

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Mar 31, 2022

States of Awareness - The Cooper Color Codes

States of Awareness - The Cooper Color Codes and Self- Defense

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Mar 22, 2022

Women's Self-Defense as Easy as A, B, C

The ABCs of women's self defense aren't that tough. They do, however, require some training. None of us are born with all knowledge.

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Mar 16, 2022

Denial Ain't Just a River in Egypt

One of the challenges in discussing self-defense training with women and girls is the denial factor.And as they say, DeNial ain't just a river in Egypt.

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Mar 08, 2022

International Women's Day 2022

March 8th is International Women's Day - Break the Bias

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Mar 01, 2022

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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Feb 11, 2022

Self-Esteem Begins with Self-Defense

Pretty 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.

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Feb 08, 2022

Don't Talk to the Police

Protect your rights and don't talk to the police without your attorney

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