I'm calling on the vast stores of knowledge, wisdom and experience that are the members of MAP for yet another school assignment. This time, it's for speech class. I'll be giving an informative speech on self defense, having defined self defense as "Preventing or minimizing personal injury through any and all means possible." This includes running, fighting, surrendering, and not being in a dangerous situation to begin with. What I need from you guys is any anecdotes or recollections of fights or attacks you've been in, witnessed, or avoided, and how you used self defense techniques to deal with them. Also, it'd be super-peachy-keen if you guys can list places not to go, or things not to do, if guaranteed safety is a big must-have for you. For example, something you want to avoid is getting in a fight with a guy who gave you the finger after cutting you off. One place to avoid is a dance club with tons of cocky and drunk highschool kids who have something to prove and don't like the way you're dressed. I still have to interview my TKD instructors and some cops at college, so the work is just beginning!