Remember the old adage "an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure"?
Sergeant Juan Rodriquez (said about his self defense class, that some one will take away with them) "...knowledge that could prevent (them) from ever being in a situation where (they) have to fight off an attacker.'"
"If they know the skills to protect themselves prior to the incident then maybe the incident never happens or their so aware of what's going on around them the situation doesn't arise at all."
He focuses on teaching women to identify a potential attacker by simply paying attention.
"It's more to make women more aware and make them feel more confident and more assertive in their abilities to defend themselves." he says.