6 Indicators of Parental Abuse

6 Indicators of Parental Abuse

SAFE International teaches approximately 8,000 high school teens self-defense and violence prevention each year. By the time children have reached their teenage years, many may have been abused for years. I thought it might be useful to share a few methods abusive...

Beautiful Knee Strikes in Self-Defense

Beautiful Knee Strikes in Self-Defense

SAFE International has taught self-defense and violence prevention to more than 200,000 high school students since 1994. We would love to have 20 hours to teach them, but the reality is we get four to five hours to impart the knowledge we feel most important. We cover...

How “Cappers” Attack Online

How “Cappers” Attack Online

I have never been very computer savvy, often struggling with technology. Still, over the years, I have worked on educating myself more, particularly in the area of online safety and how it applies to the most significant target market that SAFE International teaches,...

When a Knife Attack is Unstoppable

When a Knife Attack is Unstoppable

I wanted to offer up a video on one of the most important topics we cover during our Knife Defense Workshops. In our ongoing campaign to be completely honest about knife defense "techniques" that do not work, Richard Dimitri and yours truly show the range at which...

My Exclusive Interview With Violence

My Exclusive Interview With Violence

I am thrilled, but a bit nervous to announce I had the opportunity to interview an extraordinary guest, a once in a lifetime interview. This guest affects our daily lives. This guest can be your friend when your life is in danger or your worst enemy if this person has...

My Top 10 Self-Defense Observations

My Top 10 Self-Defense Observations

Last year, I ran a contest where I posted a picture of a confrontation between two men. I asked for people's thoughts on the positives and negatives of both parties in the image regarding self-defense. Meaning I wanted people to offer what each person was doing well...

The Rage We Feel For the Pedophile, But…

The Rage We Feel For the Pedophile, But…

Few topics bring forth more rage and anger than "Pedophilia."  Just say the word, and we all immediately want to, at a minimum, throw them in jail and let the other inmates have at them!  I just shared a video on Facebook of a father who confronts a convicted sex...

Do Some Criminals Want To Get Caught?

Do Some Criminals Want To Get Caught?

"Do Some Criminals Want to Get Caught?" I was researching criminals and whether or not on some level they want to get caught in their criminal career. At SAFE International, we teach that attackers generally do not want to get caught, so part of one's self-defense...

Legal Loophole That Gives Rapists Parental Rights

Legal Loophole That Gives Rapists Parental Rights

In August of 2020, I never imagined reading the headline, "Archaic law that grants rapists custody of children born from their crimes." I thought I was misreading it since it was late at night, and I was scrolling through YouTube clips of the show 60 Minutes...

High School Teacher Self-Defense Certification

High School Teacher Self-Defense Certification

SAFE International™ has taught more than 200,000 students since 1994. One of the self-defense programs we off is our "Self-Defense School Teacher Certification," which allows school teachers to become certified in our life-saving content to their students on an...

The Grooming Tactics of a Child Abuser

The Grooming Tactics of a Child Abuser

SAFE International is a mobile self-defense company that teaches thousands of high school students how to recognize, avoid, or deal with violence every year. Sadly, and far too often, students will seek one of our instructors out after class and share stories of abuse...

Big Mouth Angry Guy Conflict Analysis

Big Mouth Angry Guy Conflict Analysis

In this Instagram video, you see a confrontation with a Big Mouth Angry Guy. He 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. Most...

What is the Number 1 Reason Bullying Programs Fail?

What is the Number 1 Reason Bullying Programs Fail?

Bullying Prevention, Anti-Bullying, or Stop Bullying! Whatever you call it, there are programs everywhere online and in the media these days! However, it seems to be getting worse rather than better. Why? What is the Number 1 Reason Bullying Programs Fail in the...