If you're a woman, you've probably experienced a nervous, sinking feeling when walking alone at night, fearing what's lurking around a dark corner. There's also a good chance you've felt your heartrate speed uncontrollably when you thought you were being followed—or worse, perhaps you were followed and possibly even attacked.
Kelly Campbell, a third-degree black belt and director of instructor development for Krav Maga Worldwide says these fears are common. "At some point, most women ask themselves the question, 'Would I be able to fight back if I were attacked?'" says Campbell. Here's the good news: Learning just a few simple self-defense moves can give you the skills and confidence you need to answer that question with a resounding "yes."