Self-Defense if Pinned to the Ground

Self-Defense if Pinned to the Ground

In this self-defense video clip Richard Dimitri with the aid of Chris Roberts, founder of SAFE International discusses and demonstrates how to deal with being Pinned to the Ground.  Richard first points out the most vulnerable targets on the human body.  Self-defense...

Failure of Self-Defence Systems

Failure of Self-Defence Systems

You can find many self-defence systems or styles on the internet these days. Many of these systems are popular, and often people get involved with them for the name to help promote or bring in business.  I have no problem with any of that.  I operate a self-defence...

Is Self-Defense Muscle Memory Training BS?

Is Self-Defense Muscle Memory Training BS?

Violence loves this self-defense myth, but we at SAFE International do not. Self-defense instructors commonly tell their clients that if they practice a self-defense technique thousands of times, they will remember it if attacked. Many self-defense instructors put the...

If Self-Defence Was on Jeopardy!

If Self-Defence Was on Jeopardy!

   So you want to learn self-defence, but are not sure what to ask when you are inquiring with different instructors about their self-defence styles or systems.  I could offer you several questions, but I thought it might be fun to pose them as if you were on a...

My Top 3 Jaw Dropping Self Defence Comments

My Top 3 Jaw Dropping Self Defence Comments

I was reflecting on the last 25 years of teaching self-defence about some remarks that not only had me shaking my head but also dropping my jaw.  You can agree, disagree, or not care about anything I teach. I thought it might entertain to provide those in my SAFE 101...

Don’t Be Blind To The Eyes Self-Defence

Don’t Be Blind To The Eyes Self-Defence

A fundamental part of SAFE 101 Violence Prevention courses is the capability to interpret body language. Seeing a threat from a distance is a critical skill for recognizing and avoiding violence.   If one faces violence, that ability to foretell how, when, and what...

Control, Clear, & Counter Knife Defence

Control, Clear, & Counter Knife Defence

Warning: This video contains graphic language. This short clip was from a SAFE International Violence Prevention & Self Defence certification in which Richard Dimitri is covering the theory in regards to knife attacks where the knife is placed close to the body. As...

The Power of Asking “How Can I Help You?”

The Power of Asking “How Can I Help You?”

The most common question we hear when it comes to customer service is "How Can I Help You?" but where it is even more valuable is in the area of conflict resolution. In this SAFE 101 Violence Prevention blog, I would like to offer you a couple brief reasons why this...

The Hazards of Cellphones in Road Rage

The Hazards of Cellphones in Road Rage

 In this SAFE 101 blog, I want to share my thoughts on something I see with more and more frequency. I see this trend increasing. That trend is the use of cellphones in road rage scenarios. In fact, in my upcoming book on conflict resolution in our daily lives, I am...

“Pervert Park” Good Idea or Bad Idea?

“Pervert Park” Good Idea or Bad Idea?

I came across a video from 60 Minutes Australia that stopped me in my tracks.  It is about a trailer park in St. Petersburg, Florida, which has 120 convicted pedophiles and convicted sex offenders living in it.  I had never heard of this community or anything like...

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