From my wife, a martial artist who has taken Model Mugging: "Rebecca is a former Homeland Security agent who trained other federal agents. She teaches a no-nonsense, practical class on how to avoid trouble in the first place, and how to disable and escape from perps when a confrontation is unavoidable. Unlike martial arts, which is great but doesn't actually prepare you for real life street situations, Rebecca teaches very simple, effective moves and provides a practice session. She is respectful, practical, and - let's face it - bad ass. She teaches moves that can be done regardless of strength. My daughter and I left with greater self-confidence and awareness of surroundings. The bonus is that her class is reasonably priced and only takes 3 hours. She also debunks popular self-defense myths. We're sending our daughter to her college class next, and I'm recommending this to all my friends, including those who are martial artists."