Chris Roberts

How a Moment in Time Can Change Our Lives

How a Moment in Time Can Change Our Lives
I would like to share a story from Steven O'Connor who is our SAFE International Certified Partner in Melbourne, Australia. The self-defense industry is filled with instructors who rarely admit "mistakes" they have made, but this story illustrates how people can not only learn from their mistakes, but are also willing to put themselves out their publicly in print so others may learn from them. This is exactly why I am proud to have Steven representing SAFE International in Melbourne. I would like to offer some additional thoughts of my own which I will put in red text at the end of the story. Here is what Steven had to say...... During our self-defense courses we often share stories with those we teach, and today I thought I would share one...
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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

How To Stay SAFE During A Purse Snatching

In 2011 there were 23,642 purse-snatching offenses in the US according to the FBI.   Purse snatching often happens quickly with little warning and can result in tragedy if not handled correctly.  There are no definite answers in any violent scenario, but there are some things to consider that may keep you safe.  In this first video you will see an older woman who is engaged in a very typical situation with the trunk of her car open in a parking lot.  Quickly and with no warning two assailants approach her from behind with one grabbing her purse and running back to their vehicle.  Check out the video and I will add some more thoughts after you have viewed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npax1sWKlPg The reaction...
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