Self Defense Classes - FAQs

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High School Self Defense Classes

What is the difference between Safe International and offering a martial arts course ?

Martial arts techniques quite often take years to master. In a high stress situation such as an attack, any skills used must be practical and easily remembered.

Are there any handouts made available to the students ?

We do provide a handout to teachers on material covered during the seminar. We also have a rubrick available if requested, which can be used to evaluate the simulated attacks. All students will also receive a Certificate of Achievement. Students are also able to sign up for our monthly newsletter which will include student success stories, tips, safe news,etc.

Can we videotape the course ?

We allow schools to videotape the simulated attacks. This can be valuable in evaluating the students. We do not allow the other days to be videotaped. We do allow pictures to be taken on these days.

Do you teach boys ?

Yes we do. We offer a four hour course which is different than the program offered to the girls.

Does the school/corporation require any equipment to offer the course ?

All we require is a classroom for the safety talk and mats (either wrestling or velcro) for the simulated attacks on the last day. We can tailor a course without mats if necessary.

How far ahead do I need to book a seminar ?

We do get booked up early, even months ahead, but we do our best to fit in all schools and companies. Usually a call at the beginning of the semester will ensure you get a booking.

What grade level is your course targeted to in high schools ?

Most schools offer our course beginning in grade 9. Due to the popularity of the seminar they follow with our advanced course in subsequent years. Many schools use our course to help attract students to take phys ed in following years. The course is appropriate for any grade level that includes teenage women.

What if I only have 1 class of students to teach? Will you still come teach ?

While many companies will require a minimum number of students, we do our best to fit your class in with another school possibly nearby or the option of offering the whole seminar in one day is a popular option.

What is the cost ?

Call for details. It depends on which program is chosen. We do charge on a per person basis.

Women's Self Defense Classes

Do I have to be in good physical shape to take a Safe International course ?

No. While being in good physical shape can help you in a situation, you must still be prepared regardless of what kind of shape you are in.

Do I have to join regular classes for a long period of time to learn self defense ?

No. One of the unique features of Safe International is that we are a mobile company and we can teach you some basic skills within 3 to 4 hours at a location of your choosing.

Do you teach small groups of women ?

Yes. In fact one of our courses is a “Best Friends” course in which you organize a few of your friends to learn the self defense skills together. This is a great environment to learn as you are with friends which brings a certain level of comfort.

Is the women’s course different than the men’s ?

Yes, we tailor all of our courses to meet the specific needs of each gender. Women have unique worries and concerns that are addressed during instruction.

Is this a martial arts course?

No. Safe International instructors only teach basic, effective and memorable skills. We teach skills that are already genetically wired and based on gross motor movements. Simplicity is key in a Safe International seminar.

Men's Self Defense Classes

Do I have to be in good physical shape to take a Safe International course ?

No. While being in good physical shape can help you in a situation, you must still be prepared regardless of what kind of shape you are in.

Do I have to join regular classes for a long period of time to learn self defense ?

No. One of the unique features of Safe International is that we are a mobile company and we can teach you some basic skills within 3 to 4 hours at a location of your choosing.

Do you offer certification courses if I want to learn to teach self defense ?

We are in the process of developing certification courses for new instructors. Stay tuned.

Do you offer specialized courses to martial arts clubs, police, military, etc ?

Yes. Safe International has a number of instructors with a wide range of experience in different fields of self defense.

If I am looking to be taught certain skills, is your curriculum flexible ?

Yes. One of the strengths of Safe International is our ability to tailor each and every course to our client’s needs.

Private Self Defense Classes

If I have a couple friends who want to join me, can you teach a small group of us ?

Yes. In fact, it may reduce each person’s investment by having more people and can make for a more enjoyable learning experience.

Are there any advantages to taking private lessons over joining a class ?

Definitely! There are many including lower instructor/client ratio. You will get much more personalized training designed to meet your specific needs anywhere from your home environment to work related scenarios. Since we are a mobile company, it is perfect for clients who are busy and do not have the time to drive to classes. You can train at your own pace and ask as many questions without the pressure of trying to keep up with others.

Do I have to sign up for a minimum number of lessons ?

Yes. We ask to you to commit to at least 5 lessons once you decide if our course is for you. We require a minimum of five lessons to give you some basic skills that we feel will make you safer.

Will you travel throughout both the U.S.A. and Canada ?

Yes. We have a number of instructors available. Costs for travel will be determined at time of bookings.

Corporate Security & Safety Programs

Can you offer on-going training to our employees ?

Yes. Depending on your business and training programs, we can definitely implement an on-going training program.

Can you tailor your course to our specific industry ?

Definitely. Safe International spends time discussing your unique concerns with you so we can design a course that meets the exact needs of your employees.

What if I have a company of 300 employees? Is that too big ?

No. Safe International can teach corporations of all sizes.

What if we can’t afford to send our employees to your location to train ?

No problem. Safe International is a mobile self defense company who travels to the client to deliver instruction.

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