Women's Self Defense Classes
Self Defense is “True” Life Insurance
Did you know that in North America, 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime?
But where do most people put their priority? Most people will make safety a priority when it comes to learning life skills like how to drive or to swim. And most will insure their "things" like their homes, their cars, or their possessions, but arguably, few take the time to protect what matters most, "their lives while they are living." I am not suggesting that each of these things is not important, but it seems to me that living a life where you can increase the chances of living violent free by learning self-defense would be just as important! Many also commonly adopt traits like apathy and denial believing they will never fall victim to violence, but if it does happen they freeze thinking, "I can't believe this is happening to me", leaving that hesitation on how to handle it. Self Defense is "True" Life Insurance! So first off, thank you for obviously recognizing this since you are here checking out our website.
“It takes years to learn self-defense” - now 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 have been designed for the on-the-go businesswoman or busy stay-at-home mom,” taking into consideration the fact that most people if they participate in any self-defense course will most likely only take one course EVER in their lifetime. Knowing this fact, we have designed a program that gives you the tools to address violence prevention from the earliest stages of recognizing it to avoid, or how to deal with it through practical, useful and memorable verbal and physical concepts and principles all tailored to your lifestyle and the areas you are most likely to encounter conflict or confrontation.
“You have to be in excellent physical shape to learn self-defense” - Sure, being in excellent physical shape may help one in regards to physical self-defense, but more important than any physical abilities are one's mental abilities or mindset in regards to violence prevention. See one may be in amazing physical shape but of much more importance is knowing who and what you are defending yourself for, having the reasons to defend yourself are critical and we can help you establish those reasons first and foremost. Without an effective mindset, the physical abilities are limited. Your mind guides your body, so we start with the mind.
Well, the good news is SAFE International™ are the experts in the area of self-defense, violence prevention and personal protection, having taught more than 200,000 women since 1994! We can help bring you Peace of Mind in a relatively small number of hours, not weeks or years. So whether you are looking for lessons for yourself, your family, or your friends, we have some solutions. At first, many are intimidated by the thoughts of learning self defense for a number of reasons including a few misconceptions such as, “It takes years to learn self defense”, “You have to be in excellent physical shape to participate in self defense”, “You have to join a martial arts club to learn self defense”, or “Self defense is about learning how to fight!”. All of these are misconceptions that are just not accurate or true. Let’s look at a couple of them;
“Self Defense is about learning how to fight!”– Any self-defense program that begins with the physical side of self-defense is, in my opinion, “negligent.” Pure and Applied, or real self-defense begins with learning how to recognize and avoid violence before all else. If that fails, one needs to understand and learn other strategies mentioned further down to deal with the potential violence. Lastly, we address how to physically defend oneself if 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.
“You have to join a martial arts club to learn self-defense” – Great news, no, you don’t! SAFE International™ is a mobile self-defense business that teaches in schools, people’s homes, corporate offices, even outdoors when the weather is beautiful. And if you don’t have a location, we have many contacts throughout the province where we may be able to arrange the training. One of the topics we discuss is how martial arts is not self-defense. Martial Arts are as the name says, “An Art.” There is no art in violence, which we discuss in detail because if one brings the tools they have learned in any of the martial arts to the arena of violence, they will not be prepared.
How You Will Benefit From A SAFE™ Self Defense Course
- By learning Awareness & Avoidance Strategies to help you “Get Home Safely To Your Family.”
- Learn Intelligent Verbal De-escalation Strategies to Avoid Conflict.
- Easy-To-Use Self Defense Concepts and Principles.
- Learn Defense Against the Common Attacks.
Have You Ever Asked Yourself Any Of The Following Questions? Well, You’re Not Alone, We Can Help!
- Who do attackers usually choose to victimize, and why?
- How should I approach my car in a parking lot or underground?
- Should I trust my intuition? What if it is wrong?
- How should I walk, so I don’t look like an easy target?
- Is there a safest place to stand on an elevator?
- Is being too polite a bad thing? Would an attacker take advantage of my kindness?
- Even though I am nervous about taking shortcuts, I still take them. After all, what are the odds I will ever face an attack?
- I am always uneasy and concerned when I use public transportation like buses, the subway, and taxis. Why is that?
- When someone rings my doorbell, I feel nervous about opening the door to them, but I do because I don’t want to appear rude. Is this potentially dangerous?
- I hear that cell phones can be a good and bad safety device, but I am not sure which. Why is that?
- Is it safer to carry my purse across my body or over one shoulder?
- I always wonder if I should fight to keep my valuables and identification. Is there a correct answer?
- Wouldn’t a kick to the attacker’s groin stop him quickly?
- What if I am not strong enough to defend myself against a bigger, stronger person?
Book A SAFE International™ Self-Defense Party!
Invite a group of your friends and family for a few hours of fun, education, and potentially lifesaving instruction with one of our SAFE™ Women’s Self Defense Parties. Plan a meal, snacks, or dessert, and be prepared for a unique self-defense experience! What made us so popular is our unique method of teaching with humour and our sharing of anecdotes. Experience our simulated attacks in scenario-specific situations such as at the front door, being followed, walking at night to the car, and more.
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SAFE International™ Self Defense Parties
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....Or Book your Bachelorette Party with us!
Your wedding is a special day, one you will remember forever. Why not make your bachelorette party memorable too, for you and your favourite gal pals? We have the perfect way to get all your wedding festivities started: a self-defense party! Not only will you get to spend some quality time with your BFFs, but you’ll learn some valuable life-saving skills. And your hubby-to-be will also feel great!
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