Chris Roberts

Affordable Home Safety Tips That Work

Protect Your Home From BurglaryI was contacted by a gentleman who found our SAFE International blog to be valuable.  In our discussions we began to speak about Affordable Home Safety Tips That Work.  He was kind enough to send the following information and infographic which I found both interesting and educational which is why I am sharing it with our blog readers.  Our home is supposed to be our safe haven, but sadly it is often the location of violence through break-ins or home invasions for many.   Affordable Home Safety Tips That Work A home is a place of security. People feel safe in their homes. It’s a place where we raise our families, relax, sleep, and enjoy what life has offered us. That being said, not all homes are equally safe. Some homes...
Chris Roberts

To Yell or Not to Yell in Self Defense

An angry young woman shouts with wide open mouth and hands near her face.The majority of our SAFE International clients are women.  One of the questions I often get is, "If an attacker tells me NOT to yell or they will kill me, should I yell?" As always, I can't give any definite answers, but I will ask people to consider the following: -  why do they not want you to yell?  One of the things attackers do not want is to get caught and yelling attracts attention. You may be apprehended at a public location and yelling is often the first and most important strategy.  If taken to a secondary location, the odds of anyone hearing you are drastically reduced.  But again there is no guarantee any strategy will work everytime.  My recommendation is that if you decide to yell, make sure...
Chris Roberts

Grappling For Self Defense- Is It Overrated?

wrestling-100728_1280  Grappling for Self Defense- Is it Overrated? We have seen grappling begin to dominate the world in terms of self defence since the rise of the UFC,  but is it overrated ? Many years ago a skinny Brazilian named Royce Gracie entered an event called the Ultimate Fighting Championship and he not only won, but dominated far larger opponents. We saw him choke out, arm lock, and submit far bigger, often muscle bound martial arts experts with what looked like ease. The result was the globe went mad over his style of fighting which was a grappling based art called Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The end result was a grappling phenomenon like no other. Not since the Bruce Lee era was there such an advance in martial arts and self defense. However,...
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