Chris Roberts

Do I Really Need to Learn Self Defense?

1084300565Self defenseMany people will ask me, "Do I really need to learn self defense?"  That is an individual decision each person has to make, but I can tell you that in Canada, like many countries most people do not take the personal safety seriously.  Or many offer many excuses why the do not feel they need to learn self defense.  In this infographic are many of the excuses we hear to not learn self defense.  Check it out and I will add more thoughts after it... Now, let's go through each of the excuses mentioned in the self defense infographic... 1)  Too Expensive?  According to the website www.fool.com the average American household spent $3008 on restaurants and takeout!  Did you know that with SAFE Internati...
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Chris Roberts

Do Not Count on Help in Self Defense

ISS 5452 032631Over the past 23 years I have had the privilege of hearing thousands of women share their stories, sometimes very personal ones of incidents where they have felt uncomfortable, experienced aggressive behaviour, or violence.  Often when we break down the stories, many will ask why no one who may have been present has helped them.  Well answering that could take hours and hours, but I will offer a few  reasons I have heard and shared over the years.  Fear and Lack of Knowlege -  first and foremost most people are just afraid to help not wanting to risk hurting themselves.  It is much easier for most people to just exit the situation if they do not know what to do.  They may justify to themselves at the time ...
Chris Roberts

Woman Punched in Face by Stranger

Woman Punched in Face by Stranger
I recently came across this story on torontosun.com and thought important to share with the readers of this blog.  It demonstrates how quickly violence can happen with little warning, but almost always with some warning.  I urge everyone to read the details and then ask themselves how they might handle a scenario like this.  I will offer some thoughts at the end of the article.  So please go to this link, then comeback here to read my thoughts.  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/12/12/woman-assaulted-at-her-building First of all I feel terrible for this poor woman who was just being a good resident showing concern for the safety of anyone who might have been in the building or in the neighbourhood.  I do not know ...
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