Self Defense Blog
The goal with most self-defense courses or certifications is to offer training focused solely on self-defense. In our logo, you can read SAFE International, Changing & Saving Lives. Well, we at SAFE International have a different goal. We receive... comments and testimonials on how the training we have conducted has gone beyond expectations and anticipations in a self-defense course. Particularly with our SAFE 360 Self-Defense Certification in which we get to spend upwards of 15 hours with people. Most come to us for training so that they can represent SAFE International in making their communities safer. We are told our approach to personal safety is therapeutic, even holistic. We often receive emails or calls years later expressing how o... More
SAFE International is proud to announce the launch of its brand new Violence Prevention & Self Defense Certification website! SAFE International has been a leader in violence prevention training since 1994 and continues to lead the way in h...onest, memorable, and effective personal safety programs for the general public. Have you ever considered teaching self defense? The launch of this new website will offer all their certification options in one convenient location. You may be interested in teaching how to understand, recognize and avoid violence with their SAFE 101 certification. This certification is a one-day program that takes a deep dive into the daily routines of the general public. It will give you the tools to ... More
"It is Rape, so Call it Rape!" The moment I bring up the word "rape" most people cringe, but when I bring up the term "sexual assault" people seem a little less apprehensive to talk about it. Why? This is something I have thought ab...out for the past 25 years of teaching self-defence but have never written about it in this much depth, but with the #MeToo movement having sparked further discussion the past couple years, I felt it a good time. When SAFE International™ teaches self-defense to teenagers in schools, it is not uncommon for a teacher to tell us it is okay to bring up the term "sexual assault," but please do not use the term, "rape." When asked why, most do not have an answer other than saying they find the te... More
Something kids do almost every day with little chance of this happening, BUT important, no it's critical, that they have some awareness to videos and scenarios like this with a plan! I'm not going to agree with the pepper spray comment made in the video for a number of reasons, but excellent video to illustrate how an abduction is fast and may come out of seemingly nowhere! What do you teach your kids if you even do? Click Here - Child Abduction Attempt
Knife Defense Training Drill during a SAFE International Self Defense seminar with Richard Dimitri, founder of Senshido & Chris Roberts, Managing Director of SAFE International. The goal in this drill is to intercept the knife ASAP if it's introduced during a knife attack. More important than your quickness is the ability to identify the pre-contact cues of violence. Knife is hidden somewhere on body and scenario created to bring in more reality. Key concepts are to maintain a safe distance which forces the aggressor to move towards their victim. Also, that distance allows the intended victim to see the body language of a possible attack in addition to the ability to see all 10 fingers. In a conflict there is no reason why someone shoul...