Chris Roberts

Top 5 Safety Risks of Clothing & Accessories

Top 5 Safety Risks of Clothing & Accessories
I recently posted about the potential safety risks of wearing a hoodie which I will include here, but often when teaching self defense I hear stories where one's clothing or accessories have come into play during an assault.  Most people will not fall victim to violence, which is why very few ever consider how their clothing, jewelry, or footwear might be a safety risk.  Let's look at some of them and how they may work against you in the event of an assault.   Footwear Things to consider here are the obvious ones like high heels and how they can limit your ability run and escape a potential violent confrontation.  In fact, one of the factors that may go into being chosen for an assault is that you are wearing something t...
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Chris Roberts

Staying SAFE When Helping Others

Staying SAFE When Helping Others
In this blog I would like to address a question I am commonly asked which is, "What do I do if someone approaches me for money in the street? Do I, or do I not give them money?"  As usual with most self defense questions I am asked, my answer is either "Maybe" or "It Depends" on the scenario and the variables.  See most people's first response to me either verbally or throught their body language particularly their faces is one of questioning how safe it is.  Interesting how people sadly jump to the conclusion that if someone looks homeless or a little unkempt that they must be dangerous or risky to deal with.  I look at it more from the perspective that all of us are not so far from being in the same situation and to ju...
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Chris Roberts

Which Top 3 Self Defense Skills Are Most Important

Which Top 3 Self Defense Skills Are Most Important
I recently posted this question on Facebook and it received quite a bit of attention so thought I would blog about and include my answers. If you had to pick just 3 of these attributes/skills, which 3 would you choose as your Top 3 in importance, assuming I mean in a self defense context.  Please offer explanations on why or which you ones you struggled with putting before others.  There is no right or wrong answer and because I have only put a short title to each, many might interpret them differently than someone else.   1) Power 2) Speed 3) Verbal  4) Mindset 5) Ability to Take Punishment 6) 360 Degree Awareness 7) Control of Emotions 8) Agressiveness 9) Adaptability My NUMBER 1 in order of importance to me is: ...
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