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Chris Roberts

The Variables of Safety on an Elevator

The Variables of Safety on an Elevator
As part of the SAFE International self defense curriculum we address the topic of safety elevators.  The question of whether to stand or not stand in front of the buttons always gets discussed with people having pretty strong opinions on both and why they think one is safer than the other.  Well, as always, both are possible alternatives, but the reasons behind each one are quite different so one needs to not only look at the structure of an elevator to determine which is better for them, but also look more at their mindset and how prepared they are mentally and physically to react in the event of a possible confrontation or attack.  But first let's analyze what happens before you get on an elevator because rarely does violen...
Chris Roberts

My Top 10 Self Defense Scenario Observations

My Top 10 Self Defense Scenario Observations
Recently I ran a contest in which I posted a picture of a confrontation between two men.  I asked for people's thoughts on the positives and negatives of both parties in the image in regards to self defense.  Meaning I wanted people to offer what each person was doing well or poorly if it was analyzed from a self defense perspective.  I was not even looking at it from the angle of who is the good or bad buy, just evaluate the body language from a still shot.  We had some great responses and the prize was a free Rich'N Roberts video from our SAFE International shop. I thought I might offer some of my thoughts on the picture as well.  Remember this picture is just a moment in time and in reality would be changing cons...
Chris Roberts

Staying SAFE When Helping Others

Staying SAFE When Helping Others
In this blog I would like to address a question I am commonly asked which is, "What do I do if someone approaches me for money in the street? Do I, or do I not give them money?"  As usual with most self defense questions I am asked, my answer is either "Maybe" or "It Depends" on the scenario and the variables.  See most people's first response to me either verbally or throught their body language particularly their faces is one of questioning how safe it is.  Interesting how people sadly jump to the conclusion that if someone looks homeless or a little unkempt that they must be dangerous or risky to deal with.  I look at it more from the perspective that all of us are not so far from being in the same situation and to ju...
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