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Melissa Soalt

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Melissa Soalt AKA Dr. Ruthless is a Black Belt Hall of Fame recipient and Woman of the Year. A respected women's self defense expert and former psychotherapist with best-selling Fierce & Female videos, Melissa is also a former columnist for Self Defense for Women magazine and contributor to Black Belt Magazine. Since 1986 she has taught thousands of women how to fight back and effectively "go primal" when all else fails. She has been featured on national TV and radio, including "'The View," NBC Nightly News, TNN, and National Public Radio, and has shared her expertise in Self Magazine, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek Japan and the Prague Post - to name a few.

Melissa Soalt is Dr. Ruthless®

Melissa Soalt aka Dr. Ruthless® is a veteran women's self defense trainer, former psychotherapist, and Black Belt Hall of Famer — named Woman of...

Women and the Killer Instinct

To be effective in self-defense, you cannot just defend – you must attack back. For a female, this is the ultimate reversal: You become...

Self Defense for Fighting Back in Tight Situations

“How did you get into self defense? Did something happen to you?” It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times. I wasn’t always in touch...

Fight Back Against Rape – With Fear!

Rape. It’s a four letter word that hurls women into the basement of their fears. And it’s every parent’s unspoken fear for their daughter. You...

Self Defense From The Inside Out

So you finally decide it’s time to learn self defense. Perhaps recent events stirred some What if scenarios. As you take your evening stroll...

Pepper Spray Strength Nothing To Sneeze At!

They’re red hot, and they’ll make you swoon. No, it’s not a new rock band. I’m talking about pepper spray – popular non-lethal devices...

Padded Assailant Training: Are You Helping Or Hurting Your Students?

Picture this: While strolling back from your favorite pub, a knife-wielding thug demands your dough, then slashes. Or this: You - a woman - are...

Women, Do It With Your Hips!

These hips are big hips. They need space to move around in … These hips are free hips, They don’t like to be held back … These hips...

Women and Their Warrior Spirit

The warrior spirit lies deep within us all. It’s a vital, rousing force that can turn the meek into the fearsome. To be effective in...

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