Testimonials

These are just a few of the hundreds of evaluations and testimonials we have received.

Students and Teachers

I loved the instructors humour. It made the seminar fun and interesting. I feel safer now. Come back next year and teach us the advanced course.

Student, North Park SS – Brampton

This is the third program in self defense I have been part of and this course is the one the students enjoyed the most. I think the humour helps them to remember.

Teacher, St. Elizabeth – Thornhill

Overall it was an exceptional course. The teacher was very funny which made me want to listen. The simulated attacks were very valuable.

Student, St. Elizabeth – Thornhill

The seminar I participated in was informative and beneficial. The safety talk was interesting and raised issues on how to prevent trouble which I wasn’t aware of. Having taken part in the SAFE International program, I feel more educated in the areas of awareness, prevention, and self defense.

Student, Father John Redmond – Etobicoke

I liked the fact that you kept reviewing the techniques constantly. The final day simulated attacks were extremely valuable to the students.

Teacher, John Fraser SS – Mississauga

Excellent Program – very practical and useful for the students and delivered in a comical way. Highly recommend for other school programs.

Teacher, North Park SS – Brampton

Chris establishes a strong rapport with students from day one and makes his points about “serious stuff” in a fresh, entertaining manner. Students love the course!

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS – Orleans

Companies and Corporations

Very beneficial information and practical ways of protecting ourselves. Great presentation style! We all left knowing more and feeling more confident.

Algonquin College

We came away with a clear understanding of how to prevent a dangerous situation from occurring. We feel confident that we could protect ourselves if confronted with a possible physical situation.

Burger King

Wanted to let you know how much I learned and enjoyed the course, the instructor was great, not intimidating and very entertaining.

Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts

Dear Christopher,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for conducting a “trial” SAFE course for women in our Corporate Office. From the feedback I received, the evening was a success! Here are a few of the comments passed along to me following your course:

“…just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed and learned from the course…Chris was a great instructor, not intimidating”
“…really great! I learned a lot”
” I want to take the next one!”

I would be interested in receiving a cost estimate for conducting this course for a group of 50 women. Would you be able to provide me with an estimated cost and how the course might be structured for a group of this size?

Thank you again for a great session.

Deborah Matheson
Supervisor, Human Resources
Canadian Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Dear Chris Roberts,

Our agency would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent self defense course you taught at our agency. As you can see from the attached evaluations, our staff feel the SAFE program is informative, practical, and highly effective. I would strongly encourage agencies, (who deal with people) to meet with you and review the SAFE program.

Denis Myers
County of Lanark Social Services

Having studied various martial arts over the period of 20 years, I was most pleased to have the opportunity to study self defense with Chris Roberts when he brought the training to Cornwall.

More than the benefit of close proximity, however, I quickly came to appreciate that the greatest benefit of this particular self defense class was the instructor. With my personal background having studied with many teachers, I was (and remain) most impressed with Chris’ instructional approach. He instils confidence in his students, from the mere beginner to those more advanced, with humour, knowledge and grace and does all of this without the aggressive, intimidating demeanour of many self-defence teachers. The stereo-type of the self-defence teacher that prevents many students from taking such a class is exactly what Chris is not – making his approach acceptable to women and men, young and old, fit or not so fit.

After only 2 months of training with Chris, I can truly say this self-defence form is as effective as any martial art I have trained in – which includes Jeet Kun Do, Hap Ki Do and Aikido. More interesting to the beginner is that it is very easy to learn, provides effective self-defence skills in mere weeks and does so in a fun environment.

I have been so impressed with Chris, his instructional style and his self defense system itself, that I have sought personal training classes with Chris to further develop my knowledge of this form and to enjoy the interactions with a natural teacher. I highly encourage anyone interested in learning a safe, effective means to defend themselves and their families to consider doing the same.

Dr. Stephen F. Jones - Cornwall, Ont.

We were very fortunate to have Chris Roberts and his team from SAFE International do a workshop with our Home Support staff, this spring. The staff that participated in the day found it to be highly entertaining as well as highly informative. All evaluations were positive.

As one attendee stated –
“SAFE International could very well save our lives”
“Self awareness and safety was fun”

This was a very successful training event. Chris presents this subject in an informal, humorous way that keeps everyone’s attention from start to finish. The opportunity for participants to have actual “hands on” experience is very unique and promotes the learning experience.

Time went very quickly and everyone left with more self awareness and abilities to care for themselves in difficult situations.

Karen Gill, R.N - Branch Manager - Para-Med Health Services

I felt the course was well designed and very easy to follow. Your ability to entertain enhanced the presentation greatly.

Lanark County Social Services

Definitely a good course. We do take for granted our daily activities and routine. I will be more alert in the future.

Para-Med Health Care

Dear Christopher,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for conducting a “trial” SAFE course for women in our Corporate Office. From the feedback I received, the evening was a success! Here are a few of the comments passed along to me following your course:

“…just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed and learned from the course…Chris was a great instructor, not intimidating”
“…really great! I learned a lot”
” I want to take the next one!”

I would be interested in receiving a cost estimate for conducting this course for a group of 50 women. Would you be able to provide me with an estimated cost and how the course might be structured for a group of this size?

Thank you again for a great session.

Deborah Matheson
Supervisor, Human Resources
Canadian Pacific Hotels and Resorts

“Chris Roberts was able to present a serious subject in a humourous and educational way so that the Carefor staff members were able to easily remember the content of the sessions.” – attendee

“It was very helpful! Even though the subject was serious, we really enjoyed it and had lots of laughs and tears. The lessons help you focus on a quick response and areas of the body that may cause the perpetrator to hesitate long enough for you to escape or cause less bodily harm,”

Madeline M - Carefor Health & Community Services

Dear Chris:

On behalf of the participants in the SAFE program, I would like to thank you for the very informative and most enjoyable evening. In a couple of words to quote a participant “What a Blast”. The course gave us a personal confidence to deal with potentially fatal situations and realization of what is around us. Your calm patient manner made the program very approachable. You humour and quickness certainly made the maneuvers easy to learn, as well as remember.

We all really hope we’ll never have to use it, but we are all confident that is confronted with a situation, we will be able to deal with it.

Thanks again

Janet Fitzpatrick - Royal Bank of Canada

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