Self-Defense & Assault Prevention for Girls & Women can be used as a physical education textbook, in women’s studies and assertion training, for young adult guidance and for home study. The physical actions are based on ancient jujitsu, but are adapted to the reality of modern life. The authors do not view self-defense as preparation to become a skilled fighter. Their aim is to teach attitudes and skills to cope with and minimize the possibility of assault. This self-defense is appropriate for health and safety education as an aspect of autonomy, self-respect ad self-reliance.