Self Defense Classes for Families

Our goal is to teach violence-prevention strategies to families, through a self-defense experience that is Honest, Memorable, and Effective! 

Keeping one's family SAFE is every parent's priority. We worry about our children's safety, whether they are home, away from home, in school, on their way to school. We pretty much worry about them no matter where they are! We wonder if they have faced bullying, conflict, or how they might react if approached by a stranger, or heaven forbid, facing any form of abuse from someone they know.

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But of course, we can’t be with them all the time. From an early age, we teach our kids many “Life Skills” from swimming to learning how to drive. Few ever stop to consider perhaps the essential Life Skill of all, their safety. We invest so much money protecting our “possessions,” like our homes & cars, or other material possessions, but rarely do we consider helping to ensure what we hold most dear to us, our families.

Well, the fact that you are here on our website today shows that you have thought about or considered the importance of learning the Life Skill of violence prevention, self-defense, or however you choose to label it. Whatever you want to call it, we are all looking for some Peace of Mind when it comes to our families.

You have come to the right place! SAFE International™ has taught more than 200,000 people since 1994, making both families and communities safer. SAFE International ™ continues to be a world leader when it comes to teaching “Real Self Defense.” We have gained a reputation for being able to provide this training in a few short hours, not years. 


There are many misconceptions when it comes to learning self-defense, and here are just a few of them


"It takes years to learn self defense" - I would be lying if I did not admit that, like anything, the more time you can put into it, the better you become. Still, one of the unique aspects of SAFE International™ is that our programs are designed for busy families. It is a fact that most people will never take a single self-defense course during their lifetime, or if they do, they will likely only ever participate in one session. Knowing this fact, we have designed a program that gives you the tools to address violence prevention from the earliest stages. From recognizing it, with the hope of avoiding it altogether, to how to deal with it through practical, useful and memorable verbal and physical concepts and principles. The content is tailored to your lifestyle and that of your family.

"You have to join a martial arts club to learn self-defence" – Great news, no, you don't! SAFE International™ is a mobile self-defense business that teaches in schools, homes, corporate offices, even outdoors when the weather is beautiful. One of the topics we discuss is how martial arts is not self defense. As the name suggests, Martial Arts are an "Art." There is no art in real violence! If one brings the tools they have learned in any of the martial arts to the arena of violence, they will not be prepared.   

"Self Defense is about learning how to fight!" – Any self-defense program that immediately begins with physical techniques is, in my opinion, "negligent." Real self-defense starts with learning how to recognize and avoid violence before all else. If that fails, one needs to understand and learn other strategies. We still address how to physically defend oneself, once all other avenues of avoidance have been exhausted. Self-defense is not about learning how to fight, but rather how to avoid a fight through all means possible. I say Real Self Defense because self-defense is often confused with learning martial arts, as previously mentioned. We have worked with so many people who have a martial arts background, and in many cases, they, unfortunately, found that their "martial arts training" caused more harm than good when confronted with real violence. And so many parents put their children, or themselves into martial arts programs thinking they are truly learning how to defend themselves.  


Here are just a few of the reasons why families book a SAFE International™ FAMILY Self Defense Workshop:

  • As a parent, I would like to know my family has some confidence and skills to deal with conflict.
  • My child is experiencing bullying, and I would like them to learn how to be more prepared for it.
  • Our neighbourhood has faced some incidents of violence recently, and as a family, we want to be more prepared.
  • Our daughter or son is heading off to college next year, and we want her/him to have some personal protection training.

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Here are just a few examples of the topics we cover

  • How Attackers Choose their Potential Victims & the Strategies, They Use to Distract
  • Differences between Fighting & Self Defense
  • Evaluation of Safety Concerns in the Home & out in Public 
  • How to Display Real Confidence through Body Language & Verbal Communication        
  • Understanding of Intuition vs. Paranoia  
  • How to Develop an Effective Self Defense Mindset        
  • How to Handle the Most Common Attacks
  • Importance of having a Family Safety Plan

Plus, Much More!   



How to Reach a SAFE Representative:

1-800-465-5972 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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