In the city of New York, U.S.A., where the crime rate is alarming, attractive women?
CU PAN & SV Fay Schreibman in New York street (2 shots)
SV & CU Fay in combat with male karate exponent (3 shots)
CU Battered feet ZOOM OUT TO MV Fay with reporter
CU Fay speaking
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 4):
REPORTER: "An attractive woman can get hassled in places like Times Square in New York City or some parts of any big city. Fay Schreibman doesn't worry about getting hassled in New York - or just about any-where. Fay is the Womans Professional World Karate Champion. The championship did not come easy. For the past five years she's taken lessons at the Okenara Dang Ho Karate School in Long Island. Three to six nights a week of taking punishment - and giving it - in the appropriate oriental style. She won a thousand dollars with her championship, and used it for getting her Masters' degree in communication. Fay knows how to communicate. Five years of combat callouses, stiff muscles and body bruises. Has it all been worthwhile?"
SCHREIBMAN: "I feel good that I have a confidence. This is the important thing is the self-confidence you get when you know how to defend yourself. You get vibrations when somebody tries to threaten you and you look at them "I'm not scared of you, I'm not your victim."
Initials BJB/1815 BJB/1825
NOTE: This film is serviced with a sound commentary by TVN reporter David Klein, and an interview with Fay Schreibman.
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Background: In the city of New York, U.S.A., where the crime rate is alarming, attractive women have good reason to be afraid of being attacked - or "hassled" as New Yorkers call it. But one young lady who has no such fear is Fay Schreibman, who is the Women's Professional World Karate Champion.
But the championship did not come easy. For five years she practised at a karate school in Long Island, and spent between three to six nights a week taking hard physical punishment - and giving it - in the traditional oriental style.
With her championship she also won a thousand dollars. She spent the money on studying to pass her Masters degree in communication. The five years of training have left her with callouses on her feet, and a body that is used to suffering from stiff muscles and bruises.
Nevertheless, she thinks it has all been worthwhile. It has given her a self-confidence that enables her not to be frightened if ever anyone threatens her.