SAFE International™ is dedicated to teaching our older adult community violence prevention and self-defense with courses that are honest, memorable, and practical.
When you think of self-defense, older adults don’t necessarily come to mind first. But seniors are quite susceptible to violence, sharing a comparable statistic—about 10 percent of all seniors are victims of crime—with younger Canadians who experience frequent physical . [i]
We’ve developed a seniors’ self-defense course to protect this important sector of our population, taking their specific needs into account.
Often, older people have health issues, which might hinder their capability to defend themselves. That’s why we put considerable emphasis on the awareness and avoidance component of personal-safety training.
We take the client through an array of scenarios they may come across on any day.
As you can see, we incorporate humour into all our self-defense presentations, ensuring all the participants feel comfortable while explaining serious topics.
We believe everyone should have the right self-defense skills when faced with the potential of serious physical harm. So, while our popular course, which was featured in www.star.com, focuses on how to avoid dangerous scenarios, we also give time to the physical concepts of self-defense.
We teach participants to strike the most vulnerable targets on the body in a way that does not require an impressive deal of strength. In addition to teaching a few strikes, we address the most common attacks one might experience. We practice all of this in a supportive and safe environment.
And the best part is that we can come to you. SAFE International is a mobile self-protection business, and we can instruct seniors in their homes, retirement homes, seniors centres, or anywhere a group may be gathering.