Some of the things we emphasize are for the children to scream "fire, fire!" when an adult is trying to take them away. We forego the usual "help" because the public is generally desensitized to someone screaming "help," but everyone loves a good fire. We have found (psychologically) this brings more attention from those nearby. We follow up with the kids screaming "You're not my dad (mom), let me go!" This alerts others of the situation. Since it's not uncommon for children to be abducted in public places, this is an ideal cry for help. We definately integrate all the punching and kicking, but we also teach about "distracting" or "softening" techniques-foot stomping, etc The games we play are like Simon Says, where the instructor will give a command "Simon says touch your nose" and will often touch his cheek to see if the kids are listening or not. We also play a game called Pillars where you put two kids together and space them out. Then one kid runs to the safety of a pillar (two kids grouped together) and the other kid tries to catch them. This teaches paying attention and finding a safe base. Almost every class has 1-2 self defense techniques from grabs or strikes and basic skills work. We try to emphasize to the parents the importance of their interaction with their kids through the week. Basically, the premise is "through the week, grab your kids...grab them like you mean it and let them get out of it the best they can."