Real estate professionals are often exposed to unknown situations, with relative strangers. It is important to understand the legal environment surrounding self-defense and the physical limitations that can be a factor for each individual. There are key “Rules of Engagement” that will help those who work with the public to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. If a confrontation does occur, would you know the best and most practical ways to respond to and reduce potential harm?
Real Estate Training Institute has created an online course that offers self-defense techniques from the stand-up position, using easy and effective gross motor skills, to ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention).
Our 4-hour Personal Safety and Self Defense course covers these 5 topics:
- Legal Environment: This section covers legal rights, what you can and cannot do in a situation. You do have the right to defend yourself against assault. A common sense approach to self-defense is that, avoidance is one of the best ways to insure your safety.
- Physical Limitations: This section covers the 11 rules of engagement as well as what happens to our body, without our consent, when suddenly attacked. Freeze, Flight, or Fight.
- Safety Is Your Responsibility: This section covers the importance of the three R’s: Recognize, Respond, and Reduce.
- Safety and Real Estate Showings: This section covers the importance and awareness of liability for the client, the Realtor, and material items in the home.
- Self Defense Tactics: This section covers three methods of defense when force is the last resort.
Personal Safety and Self Defense instructor, Preston Taylor (PT) has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years, is a Police Academy Instructor, and a Defensive Tactics Instructor for over 15 years. He has also been a speaker/trainer for the National Association of Realtors and the Michigan Association of Realtors.