SAFE Certification Courses

SAFE International has a few Violence Prevention/Self-Defense Certification options.  Our certifications range from our core SAFE 101 Certification, where the emphasis is on recognizing and avoiding violence in our daily lives to our SAFE 360 Certification.   The SAFE 360 Certification includes all the content of our SAFE 101 Certification but expands to include instruction in our physical self-defense principles and concepts.  Moreover, we have our SAFE Corporate Packages, which allows you to choose from several options tailored to specific audiences.  You may want to specialize in teaching in schools, to families, industry-specific markets like healthcare or real estate, or add knife defense training to your SAFE 360 Certification.   Please check out our certification options and please send us any questions you may have or if you would like to book your certification training.


We take an in-depth look at the psychology of violence from the perspective of the intended victim, the aggressor, bystanders or other parties who may be involved.  We examine the relation of human behaviour to both social and anti-social violence with a focus on avoiding violence through both environmental and situational awareness.  Through an examination of the potential hazards, people may face in their daily lives, and you will be prepared to offer them solutions whether they are a teen, adult, senior, corporate executive, or busy stay at home parent.  

We take an in-depth look at the potential hazards in the following areas in recognizing, avoiding, and dealing with the potential for violence:
- the value of our Intuition.
- display of pure confidence, not manufactured
- how to become a Hard Target
- how & why potential victims are chosen
- social vs anti-social violence
- self-defense vs martial arts vs fighting
- safe use of elevators
- home safety
- car safety
- safe travel
- plus much more!

This module will give you the tools to defuse and de-escalate a potentially violent assault using tried and tested tactics, not the commonly taught approach to out intimidate the intimidator by yelling "Back Off", or "Stay Back" which lack strategy or effectiveness when you look at the behaviour of the "bad guy" in relation to real violence.

Also, topics include fear, stress and confrontation management skills, differentiating between a good guy having a bad day and a genuine 'bad guy.'

Course Length: 8 hours (1 day)


Location: Flexible


Cost:  Contact for pricing. Location, timing and special pricing may be in effect. 


Note: This certification DOES NOT include a physical component.  Refer to the SAFE 360 Certification for details.


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The SAFE 360° Certification contains all the content from the SAFE 101 Certification.  The additional training expands to include the physical concepts and principles of SAFE International.

This module covers self-defense from a 360-degree perspective.  Where the SAFE 101 certification ends at the verbal de-escalation phase, we expand on it by addressing the conflict resolution principles, pre-contact cues and indicators, threat and behavioural pattern recognition as well as the legal, moral, ethical and ripple effects of surviving a violent confrontation.


Also covered are the defenses against the most common attacks on both genders using the 5 Principles of Physical Retaliation (aka as the notorious 'Shredder' made famous by Richard Dimitri) including but not limited to shoves, grabs, tackles, sucker punches, pinned to the ground, mounted, bear hugs, chokes, hair pulls, and other aggravated assaults.

Our training is predicated upon the fact that violence is never static; it is live and dynamic, so one's answers to preventing and addressing it must be adaptable moment by moment.  The vast majority of self-defense programs teach a very systematic step by step approach to addressing violence, which is the exact opposite of how violence truly plays out. 


Course Length: 15 hours (instruction covered over 2 or 3 days)

Location:  Flexible

Cost:  Contact for pricing.  Location, timing and special pricing may be in effect.

Note: This certification is a standalone certification.  For specialized curriculum training, check out the SAFE Corporate Packages.



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So you are a SAFE 360 Certified Instructor but want to specialize in a particular seminar topic.  We have several options to help you with that.  You can choose one or more of the following packages.   Not only will the training be included, but assistance with curriculum, marketing, and support depending on your needs.  

SAFE Corporate Packages

Violence Prevention/Self-Defense for Schools

Knife/Edged Weapons Defense

Healthcare Industry Safety

Realtor Safety Program

Family Self Defense

Spartan Gear Scenario Development & Training

For additional information and pricing on any of these topics, please contact us. 

Course Length: depends on choice.  Generally 4 to 8 hours of additional instruction.

Location:  Flexible

Cost: Contact for more information


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