While SAFE International has a full complement of violence-prevention programs, we also have one more special self-defense course offering. We call it the Rich & Roberts Self-Defense Event, taught by Richard Dimitri, founder of Senshido and renowned self-defense professional, and me.
It is my honour and privilege to have Richard Dimitri not only work with SAFE International but also bring his vast knowledge of self-defense to our clients.
The Rich & Roberts self-defense workshops give us the chance to dive much deeper than normal into the psychological and physical aspects of dealing with violence while bringing our unique brand of humour to all our workshops.
Rich & Roberts Self-Defense Course Options
- 5 Principles of Physical Retaliation generally referred to as “The Shredder”
- Ground Survival Strategies
- Knife Defense Concepts
- Demystifying the Current Trends, Gimmicks, and Myths in Self-Defense Today
- Strategies to Deal with Multiple Attackers
- In-depth Analysis of Pre-Contact Cues of Violence in Social and Asocial Setting
- How to Build Realistic Scenarios into Your Training
- Plus, much more!
Learn, use, and adopt innovative drills, proven concepts, tools, and tactics that will add an extra dimension to your teaching curriculum.
I am excited to share my highest recommendation for this seminar for anyone who wants to increase their chance of survival and escape from serious harm.
As a survivor of sexual violence and rape over a long period in my life, I’ve spent the last eight years developing my emotional, psychological, and physical skills from a point where I could not stand the thought of any physical confrontation to teaching women and vulnerable groups as a qualified advanced instructor.
I’ve trained with some excellent industry professionals over the years who have really transformed and empowered me beyond what I ever thought possible and Rich and Chris are among the best.
Their systems take into account both behavioural and physical components and can be adapted to people of different ages and physical abilities.
Chris, Rich, and I share a passion for the safety of women and young girls, in their three-day course, including an introduction to The Shredder mindset, they show a deep understanding of training with students with trauma and PTSD, and the insurance of a safe but challenging training environment.
Whether you attend for your personal safety or as an instructor, I would highly recommend this course.
I recently had the privilege and honor of attending the Rich & Roberts Three-Day Self Defense Seminar and couldn’t be more eager to share my testimonial.
This is not another typical hard-charging, technique-oriented, style-driven learning experience. It’s a no-nonsense approach to self-defense as well as a life-changing event.
From basic skills to the 5 Principles of Physical Retaliation, aka the “Shredder, Chris and Rich not only covered the physical retaliation side of defending oneself but delved very deeply into the psychological aspect of self-defense as well. Fighting isn’t just about strikes and kicks; in fact, this class has taught me that human psychology plays an overwhelming role in the outcome of a violent encounter.
The past three days have opened my eyes to the world of real violence. No labels, styles, or brands were attached here; only true, raw, and unadulterated self-defense. Everything I’ve learned about defending myself throughout my entire life pales in comparison to the knowledge and self-awareness I learned from these two guys in three days. The wealth of knowledge and experience Chris and Rich possess is incredible, the presentation is humorous, and the results are real.