Chris Roberts

Toronto High School Principal Endorses SAFE International

Recently we had a story arise where the skills that we taught at a school had to unfortunately be used.  I say unfortunately because I have always measured "success" in self defense by the less stories we hear, the more times violence was avoided.  But because nothing has "happened", it is hard to measure.  But occasionally we do hear from students where the material SAFE International™ has taught them has helped ensure they got home safely to their family.  This has driven our passion to keep spreading our teachings over the past 23 years.  Richard Dimitri was recently teaching at a school in the Toronto District School Board where a young girl had just finished attending just 3 of the self defense classes.  S...
Chris Roberts

Anti-Rape Underwear Good or Bad Idea?

Anti-Rape Underwear Good or Bad Idea?
One of my friends posted a video today that has garnered a lot of attention, both positive and negative, and it interested me enough to blog about it.  I have taught self defense for the past 21 years and have seen many new products come and go, but these Anti-Rape Underwear are one that, to say the least, are controversial.  Now being a man, I thought it would be of great value to co-blog this time with Piroska Bata.  I also feel it necessary to say that one of the reasons I have asked a woman to also comment  is because obviously I can’t speak from the position of being female so I felt it important to get another view which is why I have asked Piroska for her opinion.  And by the way, neither one of us was aware ...
Chris Roberts

Signs of Manipulation and Control in Relationships

Signs of Manipulation and Control in Relationships
Signs Of Manipulation And Control In Relationships SAFE International specializes in teaching self defense to high school age students.  This is an age when many teens are just beginning to learn about relationships.  Sadly, one of the topics I have had to address at times is how one may manipulate or control the other person in the relationship.  This topic can be addressed from the point of either gender, but since we primarily teach young women, I will speak from their perspective because I have heard hundreds of stories from young women on how their boyfriends were possessive or controlling, leaving many with little self-esteem or confidence, if and when their relationship ended. One of the statistics that is often q...

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