Lunenburg, ON, April 15, 2016 – SAFE International™, a mobile self-defense business with certified partners in Canada, the US, and Australia, has developed a Self-Defense “Train the Trainer” program for First Nations to equip their communities with the training, knowledge, and information to protect themselves from violent victimization. Since Aboriginal people are unfortunately twice as likely to experience assault, sexual assault, or robbery in their lifetime, SAFE International™ created a specific self defense certification that can be learned and implemented in the community to help people feel safer.
“Aboriginal people are almost twice as likely to be the victim of spousal violence as non-Aboriginals,” said Christopher Roberts, Founder and Instructor at SAFE International™. “Even worse, the homicide rate for an Aboriginal individual was almost seven-times higher than that of non-Aboriginals. At SAFE International™, it’s our goal to curb these alarming statistics and equip the community leaders with the training they need to protect their youth, teens, and adults.
The First Nations Self-Defense Classes are not Martial Arts programs, nor are they designed with complex techniques that take months to perfect. The self defense training focuses on the awareness and avoidance component of unexpected assault rather than just the physical part of self-defense. The ultimate goal is to train the Aboriginal people in identifying, avoiding, and removing themselves from situations that could turn violent.
“We know these are a serious and life-threatening situations we’re training people through,” said Roberts. “What’s so different about our courses is that we take a humor-based approach to sift through the honest and chilling information. We want our attendees to remember everything they were taught, and we believe the best way to do that is to make the entire course informational and fun at the same time.”
SAFE International intends to change the alarming statistics and ensure all Aboriginal people are free from harm. Our self defense “Train the Trainer” courses are currently available for communities in Canada and the United States.
For more information, or to signup today, visit: http://www.safeinternational.biz/classes/first-nations-self-defense.html
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