Self-Defense Articles

Below is a list of Articles published about Model Mugging Self-Defense provided by the Founder Matt Thomas.

These articles have been posted in appreciation and honor of Matt Thomas’ work in serving others in many ways. Matt Thomas developed martial science using the padded assailant applying it with adrenaline stress training specialized for the needs of women and adapted toward training men with many other training applications.

For an easier read the articles are presented in a re-imaged format. In some self-defense articles, the outdated contact information listed has been substituted to update our current information to avoid confusion about finding information about current class schedules and locations.

Human Behavior Magazine – December 1978 – “Getting Tough on Rape” – by Carol Foote

Chronicle of Higher Education – 1978 – “Ideas” – by Staff Writer

Image Magazine – 1985 – “Self-Defense with Extra Punch” – by Gregg Levoy

Black Belt Magazinee – May 1986 – “Model Mugging: The Rape You Prevent May Be Your Own!” – by Mary Tesoro

Bakersfield Californian – July 23, 1986 – “Paying Heed to Anger” – by Joy Davidson

Women’s Health Adviser – Spring 1986 – “Street Smarts” – by Douglas Barasch

Health for Life – Spring 1986 – “Removing the Nightmare from the Night” – by Staff Writer

New Times – 1987 – “Fighting Back” – by Debra Ryll

Uptrend – 1987 – “Freeze or Fight? Choosing Not to Be a Victim” – by Betty Naughton

Women’s Sports & Fitness – December 1987 – “Fight, Not Flight” – by Cynthia Cummins

New Woman Magazine – February 1988 – “Make My Day, Women Who Fight Back (and Know How To)” – by Tobie J. Sullivan

People Magazine – July 18, 1988 – “Kicking and Screaming Women, Master Thomas’ Get-Tough Tactics for Self-Defense” – by Patricia Freeman

SELF Magazine – September 1988 – “Foil-A-Mugger School” – by Jennifer Drawbridge

New Times San Luis Obispo County News and Entertainment Weekly –  “Fighting Back” – by staff writer

Whole Earth Magazine – Spring 1989 – Women In Martial Arts – by Lisa Geduldig

San Francisco Examiner – Feb 12, 1989 – Muggers Who Help Save Lives – by staff writer

New Woman Magazine – July 1989 – Fight For Your Life! – by Steve Keeva

Washingtonian – August 1989 – “Fighting Back” – by Sherri Dalphonse

Washington Post – August 1989 – “Taking a Beating” – by Kristen Eddy

Psychology Today – September 1989 – “Women to Their Own Defense” – by Pamela King

Mademoiselle Magazine – September 1989 – “How To Come To Your Own Defense” – by Susan Pocharski

National Enquirer – March 1989 – “Enquirer Reporter Learns How to Foil Rape Attack” – by Carol Page

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology –1990 – “Mechanisms Governing Empowerment Effects: A Self-Efficacy Analysis” – by Elizabeth M. Ozer and Albert Bandura

New Dimensions Magazine – August 1990 – “Armed and Female” – by Jeanne Harris

Moxie Magazine– February 1990 – “Common Sense Self-Defense” – by Carolyn Reuben

Essence Magazine –February 1990 – “Fighting Chance” – by E. K. Daufin

Aiki News – Spring 1990 – “Model Mugging Anti-Rape Training: Women, Martial Arts and Self-Defense” – by Diane Bauerle

Radiance Magazine – Spring 1990 – “Full Force: Model Mugging Teaches Women to Fight Back” – by Mary Tesoro

Denver Post – 1990 – “Finding Strength through Fear” – by Bill Scanlon

Peninsula Magazine – May 1990 – “Fear of Fighting – Women Are Discovering How to Fight Back” – by Lisa Santandrea

Glamour Magazine – July 1991 – “Conquering Street Fear A Self-Defense Course Worked For Me” – by Elizabeth Kuster

Sassy Magazine – July – 1992 – “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” – by ‘Christina’

New York Times – January 4, 1993 – “Model Mugger Earns His Pay” – by  John Tierney

Seventeen – March 1993 – “Defend Your Life” – by Sonya Martinez

American Health Magazine – September – 1993 – “Susan’s Fight Back” – by Ann Japenga

Walking Magazine – October 1993 – “Walking Without Fear” – by Usha Lee McFarling

LIFE Magazine – November 1993 – “On the Job” – by Life Magazine Staff Writer

Confluence: Holistic Health Education and Networking – March, 1994 – “Women’s Self-Defense: The Magic of Model Mugging” – by Gayle Fillman

New Woman Magazine – February 1995 – “Personal Power” – by Carrie Hutchinson

Glamour Magazine – February 1995 – “Men Right Now” – by David Shepard

Fitness Magazine – March-April – 1995 – “How Self-Defense Training Changed My Life” – by Janet Kinosian

Oprah Winfrey Show – February 1999 – Founder Matt Thomas was selected as guest

Tanglewood Edition Profile – June 1999 – “Model Mugging” – by Carol E. Vaughn

Beast In the Garden – 2005 – by David Baron

 

Many more articles will be added to this testimonial page as they are reformatted and uploaded.