Book Recommendation: Survive the Unthinkable Review

Survive the Unthinkable Review

What your instructor's Sunday morning probably looks like... :)
What your instructor’s Sunday morning probably looks like… 🙂

I find myself repeatedly recommending this book to people, so today I’ve tried to gather my thoughts in one place.

I can’t remember what got me to pick up this book (probably Black Belt Magazine). Our local library had a copy, and since then, I’ve purchased several copies as gifts for friends/family.

In Survive the Unthinkable: A Total Guide to Women’s Self-Protection, author Tim Larkin (who has trained SEALs, Army Special Forces, police, celebrities & their bodyguards) speaks directly to normal, everyday women.

Tim Larkin gets it. He gets what women’s concerns are, probably a result of his vast experience studying crime & listening to people’s stories.

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2014 Mother’s Day Weekend Women’s Self-Defense


2014 Mother’s Day Weekend Women’s Self-Defense Class

Do you have the knowledge and skills to defend yourself or your loved ones? NWSMA invites YOU to take part in our upcoming Mother’s Day Weekend self-defense seminar. We’ll answer:

  • What are the 5 A’s of self defense?
  • What is a “self-defense mindset?”
  • How can I walk in a way that will help prevent assaults?
  • Does yelling make a difference? How do I use my voice to defend myself?
  • What are my choices in a self-defense situation?
  • How do I get out of a grab or hold?
  • How can I strike effectively, if needed?

Sempai Jasmine as a brown belt.

With a discount for single participants, and special pricing for friends & mother/daughter pairs, this is not an event to miss! Here’s the details:

  • Saturday, May 10 at the Stanwood Masonic Center
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Taught by expert Doris Eastbury, 4th Degree Black Belt
  • $47/single person (a $97 value)
  • Bring a friend & you both pay $35/person
  • Mother/daughter pairs pay $20/person* (*13 years old & up, please)
  • Reserve your spot by contacting us!

Let us give you the confidence & skills you need to successfully defend yourself!

“The self-defense tools I gained from attending a workshop through NWSMA helped me develop the mental and physical ability to protect myself, and look out for others. I learned to increase my awareness of surroundings, roleplay my verbal reaction if a stranger gets too close, and follow up with a physical defense, if it comes to that.” –Jana