Self Defense Blog
Bullying Prevention, Anti-Bullying, or Stop Bullying! Whatever you call it, there are programs everywhere online and in the media these days! However, it seems to be getting worse rather than better. Why? What is the Number 1 Reason Bullying ...Programs Fail in the opinion of SAFE International Founder, Chris Roberts? NUMBER 1 Reason: They have no lasting effect! The majority of Anti-Bullying programs I see or hear about are on the news, and virtually 100% of the time, they involve a celebrity or athlete. Now, that is not bad in itself, but in the news feature, typically, we see the students yelling some anti-bullying slogan. They may even get a pin or t-shirt with that anti-bullying slogan on it. Then they all leave... More
During our SAFE 101 Violence Prevention courses, one of the most widely discussed topics is, "What do I do if a stranger is at the door?". Well, I thought it valuable to share my Top 6 Critical SAFE 101 Rules to Remember When a Stranger is at Your Do...or. I have never been a victim to a home invasion, but those I have taught who have experienced it have told me it is one of the most harrowing experiences one can face. So while the odds of it happening may be slim, we are always best to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. 1) Are You Expecting Them? - If you are not expecting them, you should automatically raise your level of awareness, not paranoia, but recognition taking into consideration you have no way of knowing why they might ... More
I want to offer up 7 SAFEty Tips that SAFE International teaches that cost absolutely nothing, but could save you or your loved ones from harm or much worse! Okay, here we go! 1) Trust Your Intuition - nevermind all the different safety gadgets avail...able on the market when you have the most valuable safety device built right in! Every single person we have ever taught has experienced a moment when they feel like something is wrong, but they do not know what! Take as an example, getting on an elevator. The doors open up, you see someone on the elevator, and you immediately feel uncomfortable, but you get on anyways. The doors then open up, you walk away without incident, and you chalk it up to paranoia. Far too often people dismiss it as par... 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
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...
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 honest, 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 ...