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,...
Chris Roberts

Do You Feel SAFE in Underground Parking Lots

SAFE International self defense teaches thousands of women each year and one of the topics of concern for many of our clients is safety in Underground Parking Lots.  There are so many potential hazards, and for many they have to park underground if they work in the city.  Also, those living in condominiums may have underground parking.  As with every topic we teach, there are no definite answers on how to address any threat in an underground parking, but there are a number of things one can to reduce the chances of harm.  First I would like to offer up a video we did with one of our clients who was always fearful of going into her parking lot, and when you see the video of this actual parking lot you will understand. &nb...
Chris Roberts

Most Effective Home Invasion Decoys

In my years of teaching self defense the one topic I hear or read about that might bring out people's greatest fear, is the topic of home invasions.  The one place most people feel safe is in their home, their sanctuary.  Families may have their guard and awareness to potential trouble heightened outside of the home, but most often they drop it when they are behind their closed doors.  So to become a victim of a home invasion leaves psychological trauma for the rest of many people's lives.  Here are some examples of home invasions and how they were targeted their victims.     What is the most common decoy that these attackers will use?  Here is a quick 21 second clip that tells you.  Can you guess ...
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