Chris Roberts

5 Reasons Why I Prefer Teaching Women Self Defense

SAFE_WSDP_CORP_FJanuary 30, 2014, Toronto, Canada - In this SAFE International Self Defense blog I would like to offer my thoughts on why teaching women self defense is more fun than teaching men.  Now, before the men jump down my throat, I do enjoy teaching men, but it is a very different experience from teaching women.  First of all, I can hear the men saying, "You prefer teaching women cause they can't hurt you like men can!"  That my friends is a load of B.S., as I have had many women do much more damage to me than most men.  But, the following are my top 5 reasons why I prefer teaching women self defense.   1)  Lack of Ego - this one comes to mind immediately.  Women tend to come in very open minded with a prima...
Chris Roberts

SAFE International Self Defense "Musts & Hopes" For 2014

SAFEIntMissionDecember 31, 2013, Toronto, Canada - In this SAFE International Self Defense blog I would like to offer up some Musts & Hopes for SAFE International, SAFE Certified Self Defense partners and myself in 2014!  Now some of these I will have no way to measure, but do hope for!  Some of these might even go off topic, but they are from the heart, not pre-planned or written out list.   I MUST & HOPE: 1)  More and more people experience what is like to feel safe, or at least safer, wherever they live in the world.  So chilling to think how many millions of people don't even get to experience this basic feeling. 2)  Ensure that thousands more women and men feel empowered through our self defense teachings t...
Chris Roberts

Humour Is The Missing Link In Most Self Defense Courses

SAFEMonkeyPicDecember 21, 2013, Toronto, Canada - In this SAFE International Self Defense Blog I would like to discuss what I feel to be the missing link in self defense, which is the use of humour.  Now, immediately most people ask how humour could be an important part of a topic that is so serious?In fact, I have had a few people who have inquired about working for SAFE International who felt that our use of humour was inappropriate.  As I always say, "They may be right", but I have had an overwhelming response from the people we teach that it is definitely an important part of SAFE International self defense courses.  I would like to list a number of reasons why I feel it is an integral part of teaching our women's self defense co...
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