This seminar involves learning and practicing various armed/unarmed responses to the types of violent attacks women can face. Unarmed responses will be simple striking techniques common to a variety of martial arts. The armed responses will involve improvising weapons from items normally carried by a person or found in public places. There is a role-playing component to this seminar. The participants will strike the instructor (who will be wearing riot gear) with full force as the instructor simulates a variety of attacks.