Weapon Self Defense Courses & Self Defense For Men
SAFE International™ teaches weapons defense to both women and men. We also have a specific men’s self defense program that addresses real-life violence. We provide a no-nonsense approach to personal safety. Our goal is to teach our students to Recognize, React, and Respond effectively to any confrontation in the quickest possible time.
This is not a martial arts course, but rather, a practical, effective and easy to learn style of personal security. Real violence is messy, chaotic, and a real fear for many people. This is why a SAFE International™ course can help. We only teach material that can be accessed in those moments of real stress and adrenaline. The majority of self defense courses teach fancy, complicated techniques that look cool in videos, but in reality, just can’t be remembered, or just aren’t effective.
All Courses Include:
How to deal with Personal Self Defense emotionally, psychologically and physically
How to avoid confrontation through verbal de-escalation/choice speech drills is very important. Our verbal de-escalation strategies have been heavily influenced by the teachings of Richard Dimitri. We believe in Richard’s philosophy of treating everyone with respect. Not only because it is much more likely to prevent violence from happening, but also because it provides you the best opportunity to defend yourself in the event that things do escalate. We teach the 6 Rules of Verbal Defusion: Always Be Nice - Don’t Challenge – Don’t Threaten – Don’t Tell Someone They Are Wrong – Don’t Tell Someone What To Do - Always Make It About Them.
The vast majority of courses only teach their clients to yell back at the potential attacker in hopes that they will Back Off! While this may be effective in some scenarios, it may also be the worst strategy in others. Our discussion includes the psychology of an attack and how to deal with it emotionally, psychologically, and physically. Most self defense courses ignore the first two aspects, and just focus on the physical side. Mental preparation for an attack is just as important as the physical attack itself. The physical skills become easier to execute when the mental mind is prepared. This means that you can have all the self defense knowledge in the world, but if you don’t have the mental blueprints embedded, you will have no chance. You will learn how to develop these blueprints.
Close Quarter Striking Tools Learn how to identify the most vulnerable areas of the body, and how to strike them in a quick, non telegraphed manner. We discuss how using a Passive Stance is one of your best tools to catch an attacker off guard. We cover many devastating strikes such as eye rakes, palm strikes, elbows, knees, kicks plus how to attack other vulnerable areas of the body.
The Shredder Another concept that SAFE International™ has adopted from the teachings of Richard Dimitri is, “The 5 Principles of Physical Retaliation,” aka “The Shredder” which can be best described as an extremely effective Close Quarter Concept that can be utilized in a wide range of low to potentially high level violent scenarios. The Shredder targets the most vulnerable areas of the attacker without having to memorize countless “techniques”. Another major benefit of The Shredder is that it does not require years to learn. It is a concept of self defense that immediately disrupts the attacker’s ability to continue their attack, and allows the tables to be turned quickly and effectively in the victims favour.
Common Street Attacks There are only a few primary attacks that are used in real life attacks. By preparing for those few you are also prepared to handle the secondary attacks. Even then, we still cover all the possible attacks which will include… chokes, punches, tackles, grabs, holds, plus how to handle things in the event that they go to the ground. In more advanced sessions, the participants get to engage in scenario-based drills under controlled conditions. This gives students the opportunity to recreate the emotions and aggressiveness of an assault in a safe, controlled environment.
Weapons We address some of the most common weapons used such as knives, bottles, bats, and guns. As with all of our courses, the concepts taught are basic, but highly effective in the event that one can’t avoid confrontation. Knife attacks are particularly frightening to people which is why we stay away from much of the fancy techniques others teach. There are no set moves that will protect you against a knife wielding attacker.
In every knife defense course, here are the concepts that we cover:
- Honest facts about knife defense including the legal issues one must understand
- Verbal strategies to help one prevent a knife attack
- Most vulnerable areas one must protect if attacked by a person with a knife
- Pre-contact cues of a knife attacks including ways a knife is concealed
- Realistic and practical knife concepts including how to Control, Clear, and Counter during a knife attack
- Differences between static and dynamic knife attacks
- Realistic pressure training of knife attacks to give someone a realistic experience of a knife attack.
Scenario Replication Training One of the missing links in most self defense training is the opportunity to do drills in which scenarios are replicated to be as realistic as possible. The benefit of this kind of training is immeasurable because it allows the client to experience the stress and adrenaline rush that one will encounter. The combination of realistic verbal attacks with the aggression of a real attack can be addressed with our course. The reason we are able to offer this kind of training is because we utilize Spartan Training Gear which allows the client to really practise what they have learned, as well as be able to experience being attacked in a more realistic manner. We can do drills in specific scenarios like the home, the car, out on the street without being limited by a lack of any protective gear. It also allows the training environment to be a safe one which is always a priority with our courses.