PNW Students: Learn How to Keep Yourself S.A.F.E!
The free program known as S.A.F.E. which stands for Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange, is taught by certified PNW Police personnel and is open to students, faculty, staff and women in the community.
Minimum class size is 10 and maximum class size is 16.
To Be Announced
Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. in LSF 144
Crimes of Opportunity
S.A.F.E. is based upon the idea that violent crimes are crimes of opportunity, and when you remove the element of opportunity, you reduce the risk of attack. Ninety percent of self-defense is mental preparedness, ten percent is physical and you are your best defense.
This is a comprehensive, two-hour program, training you to be aware of your situation and surroundings, and providing you with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. You will learn five simple defensive techniques and the benefits of verbal commands. You will receive a portfolio to take with you, including much more awareness information than can be presented in the brief course.
S.A.F.E. was founded by the National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI)
For more information, contact instructors Officer Nicolas Smith or Instructor Sue Marz, or Officer Nicolas Smith at 219-785-5220 or Sgt. Shannon Hassel at 219-989-2220.
The 12 Elements of the S.A.F.E. Program
- Goal: Survive
- Options: Give in or Get out
- Things he could want…
- Rape is a four-letter word
- Gimme Five ways not to look like a Victim
- Trust your sixth sense
- Seven-fold strategies for survival
- Awareness plus Risk Reduction equals nine-tenths of personal self defense
- Vulnerable Areas
- Don’t wait til the 11th hour
- Elements of Physical Self-Defense