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Women, Did You Know?

  • Every Single Day 4 Women are Killed by Abusive Partners

  • 1 in 4 Women Will be Sexually Assaulted in Their Lifetime

  • A Woman is Raped Every 46 seconds.



You Have the Absolute Right to Defend Yourself!! Contact AWSDA today to find out what you can do right now to keep Yourself Safe from harm. What you don’t know, can literally kill you! The AWSDA has many ways to help women learn how to defend themselves if they are attacked. There are many ways we can show you how to defend yourself and your family if someone intends you harm.

We offer Effective Self-DeFense training methods for All Skill Levels, and have the best instructors from around the world who are trained in everything ranging from Verbal Self-Defense to Hand-to-Hand Combat and all types of Weapons Defense.


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I was thrilled
when Lisa Skvarla extended an invitation to speak at the annual AWSDA Symposium this past November. Not knowing what to expect, I arrived in my usual business attire. To my pleasant surprise, I was soon engaged in a fascinating interactive workout for self defense. The remainder of the conference was filled with helpful information that will most definitely enhance my personal safety. I look forward to returning in 2012.
--Debra Puglisi Sharp
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20 Tips For A Safe Hotel Stay
With so many heightened travel alerts in effect, it seems like a good time to review some basic personal security precautions. It's very easy to think that once you're at your hotel that you're safe. And you generally are. However, it's still wise to take precautions at your hotel - being proactive decreases the likelihood of becoming a victim.
< read more > in the June 2010 edition of The Fisted Rose

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