Sorry to hear about this. First I would look into local Collages and YWCA's (possibly local law enforcement )for womens self defense classes and talk to the instructors about special needs training for your friend ,pressure points work and are part of lots a different martial arts. but what ever the course, PRACTICE will be the key to success .While tapes and such will be helpful you need a "live dummy" to know if what your practicing really works . When attacked within that crucial first second you need to go from scared victim to the Terminator
instantly . (a nice trick if you can do it ) being prepared , posture and attitude play a part in whether you look like a easy target as well . most people shy away from whats really effective in a confrontation because they see it as "too gross" , you have fingernails on your hands (at least most women do
) I've told a few female friends if they're "up close and personal " with an attacker that their thumbs will go fairly easy in to their attackers eye sockets and will definitely cause the attacker to reassess their thinking .
google shows "about 1,780,000 " hits "for self+defense+pressure+points." (I didn't look at them all
) but like these first few http://www.hubbardtwppd.org/selfdefense/pressurepoints.htmhttp://www.ryukyu-kyusho.com/wppsdo.htm
Kubotas work pretty well with a little training I hear , this is what they look like http://www.selfdefenseweapons.com/kubotans.htm
plus you have Pepper spray and "Walking Sticks", depending on your local laws
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