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The Fighting Chance is a fictional self-defense studio run by Beth Kennedy/Goldwyn in the Disaster Crimes series by Chrys Fey. In the books, it is a place where people (men, women, young and old) went to learn confidence, strength, and how to defend themselves.

"She also had The Fighting Chance—a place she went to in the real world and a place that dwelled inside her." - from A Fighting Chance (Disaster Crimes 6)

In the book A Fighting Chance, Amanda, a sexual assault survivor and assistant self-defense instructor, mentions how she came across the website for Beth's studio and how it had changed her life. That's how Chrys Fey got the idea to create a website fashioned after the fictional studio. Her goal was to make it a resource for people, especially women, who want to learn more about self-defense, what to do if you're experiencing domestic violence (or any kind of abuse), and how to be an advocate. 

You will find resources, videos, music, classes, and much more.

And just like in the books, all first-time students have the opportunity to sign their name on the Wall of Signatures, as a right of passage and the beginning of their journey, so go over to the Wall of Signatures page and add your first name/nickname/initials/pseudonym/alias. You can comment anonymously. 

Stay strong!








Wall of Signatures

About the warning at the top of the website:

Abusers can monitor what you do on devices they have access to. It is important for your safety that you visit sites like The Fighting Chance and the ones linked within this site using a safe device that an abuser cannot access, such as a friend's computer, a work computer not located at home, or a library's computer. 

If you use your personal device in private, when an abuser is not around, for your safety, make sure you delete evidence of visiting websites about domestic abuse. You can do this by using private/incognito browsing before visiting such sites.

If you are visiting this site (or others) on a device that an abuser can monitor and you didn't set up private/incognito browsing beforehand, close out and delete your browsing history/data and Google searches (when you click on the Google search bar, your recent searches will pop up. Click "remove" to get rid of any you need to erase.) For more tips on how to deal with Google activity, including YouTube, go HERE.

Return to this site (or others) using the techniques above to keep yourself safe.