The first thing that stands out about this program is that the program have been tested on the street, in life and death situations by a police officer.
The second differentiating factor, is that I teach techniques based on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and ground fighting. My reasoning; most every women's self defense classes I have seen, or heard about, focus on mental attitude, striking techniques, and kicking techniques. Besides the fact that there is a high chance of injuring yourself using your fist, or your foot as a weapon, my belief is that if you try to fight/defend yourself "standing up" against your attacker who may be bigger & stronger than you (as most programs teach), you will have a difficult time defending against the assault, and you leave yourself vulnerable.
As an example, if you are not able to land a kick or a punch that causes your attacker to rethink his plan, there is a high probability he (in some instances she) will injure you to the point when you can no longer defend yourself.
On the other hand, if you are prepared to take the fight to the ground, which may be where the attacker "thinks' he wants you to be, you stand a much better chance of defending yourself, delaying the attack (until help arrives & or the attacker decides that you are not the victim he thought, and it might be better to abandon the attack altogether), or possibly even gaining the upper hand. Remember, the goal is to fight back until the attacker gives up and runs away, or to keep from being removed from the area where you are at that time - think van or truck. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed by the Gracie family in Brazil as a way for smaller fighters to win against bigger and stronger opponents.
Third, anyone can master these techniques, regardless of age and physical ability. I have taken the original techniques and modified them slightly to make them more effective for women of all physical abilities and body types. I teach according to the student's abilities, making sure that the student has the knowledge necessary to feel confident in her every day life and activities. Please check out FacebookDOTcom/StreetwiseWomen (Review Section) to see a few testimonials from my classes or on my website for testimonials and dates/locations of my next public classes. (see my business website)
Finally, I encourage you to bring a training partner because while this program goes farther than most by teaching defense techniques that work no matter what stage the attack or attempted abduction is in and it is addressing a terrifying possibility, we always have a great time, and it is more fun to bring a friend. A friend or loved one also makes a great training partner during the class, and after when you are practicing your new skills.