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Chris Roberts

Big Mouth Angry Guy Video Analysis

In this Instagram video, you see a confrontation with a Big Mouth Angry Guy who goes against virtually every verbal de-escalation rule that we teach but does go to show that anything, as unstrategic as it is, does have a chance of working depending on your goals. In my opinion, most times this approach has a high probability of escalating the potential for violence. Here are just a few of the things he says... "Step the Fu... Back!" - commanding him what to do. "Calm the Fu...Down!" - like yelling calm down will do that, so not sincere lol! "I am Warning You!" - threatening him. "I Didn't Touch your Sh...t!" - calling him a liar. And on and on with the threats, commands, etc. The angry guy proceeds to stand in front of the motorcycle. See I...
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Chris Roberts

Defense Against a Front Choke

The Front Choke attack requires one do damage immediately to survive most often! In this short excerpt from the SAFE International resource library for our instructors, Richard Dimitri and yours truly offer a few minutes of our philosophy on dealing with the front choke!  The front choke is a common attack women face particularly in domestic violence scenarios.  As we mention in the video, one is not defending against a move, but rather the intention behind the move which is much more powerful.  With a front choke attack there is a lot of rage so one must be prepared to fight back immediately due to the seriousness of such an attack and.  Check it out...                   If ...
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Chris Roberts

SAFE International Self Defense Blog Drill Analysis

SAFE International Self Defense Blog Drill Analysis
SAFE International Self Defense Blog Drill Analysis I recently posted a video of one of our self defense ground drills that we teach to high school students or anytime we are covering how to defend against an attack on the ground. It received a lot of positive attention so I thought I would break it down in more detail in order to explain what is happening and what we are hoping to see and feel from those participating in the drills.  Before we even get to this drill we discuss the importance of avoiding the ground if possible since there are so many disadvantages to being on the ground, with just a few of those disadvantages being that you may be on a surface that is not ground friendly like the mats we train on.  You could be on...
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