Most self defense courses are composed of martial arts techniques which work only for skilled athletes. Such methods are poorly suited for people of average strength and fitness levels. Self Defense Rescripted emphasizes the use of core strengths, which represent the strongest possible physical actions, regardless of age, gender, or athletic prowess.
Most self defense courses emphasize the use of hard counter blows, and force on force tactics to beat down a subject. In contrast, Self Defense Rescripted applies techniques against the natural (but often unrecognized) weaknesses of the body in order to neutralize the disparities on age, size and strength. In particular, self defense rescripted uses simple, but sophisticated, methods of neuro-dehabituation as a central method.
Most self defense courses are based on wrong assumptions about the nature of violent encounters and wrong estimates of what makes for an effective response. In fact, the most commonly taught self defense methods actually increase danger rather than decreasing it. Self Defense Rescripted incorporates as dynamic psycho-physical strategy which powerfully re-writes the victim/perpetrator encounter in startling and unexpected ways, radically redefining the relation ships of power and control.