Chris Roberts

What Is The Problem With This Bullying Advice?

I found a website with more than one piece of advice on dealing with bullying that I find to be less than optimal.  The one tip I read was to, "Use visualization. Bullies can be pretty scary. Picturing that person looking silly might help to make them less problematic for you. For example, picture the bully‚Äôs head shrinking, or picture the bully in his or her underwear." I think it might be a little difficult to picture this while the bully is possibly beating on the victim or verbally abusing them.  To say to do something does not mean it can be done without some discussion or tips on how to do it.  Even then how does this cause the bully to change their behaviour? I think we might want to work on building confidence ...
Chris Roberts

SAFE International Self Defense Thought Of The Day

thoughtoftheday3Here is my latest SAFE International Self Defense Thought of the Day! Click on the image to enlarge [caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignleft" width="300"] Self Defense Thought of the Day!
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Chris Roberts

I Have No Definite Answers Teaching Self Defense

I was thinking about some of the topics I teach and the reactions or questions I get to those topics.  One that might seem odd for a self defense instructor to say, but I totally believe, is a statement I make at the beginning of all my courses.  I say something along the lines of, "Today, I will not have any answers to any of your questions".  After the odd looks, lol, I will say, "I will offer you many many options, but I can't give any definite answers when it comes to self defense."  People have asked if me being a so-called "self defense expert" should require I have all the answers.  I ask people to bring up that question at the end of the seminar.  At the end I will generally remind them of the question ...
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