Halloween Safety Tips for College

Halloween for most people is a time for creative costumes, fun parties, and scary pranks, but for sexual predators, it’s an opportunity to seek new prey.  Keep in mind that not every scream is from an innocent prank or trickster.  Many predators see this as an opportunity to prey on distracted victims.

Keep in mind these statistics:

  • At least 1 in 4 college women will become the victim of a sexual assault during their academic career.
  • 80% of all assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim.
  • 75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in date rape had been drinking or using drugs.
  • The physical and psychological effects of sexual assault can be devastating.
  • Most college rapes go unreported with only 5% of them reported to campus police.

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Women as individuals need to take ownership of their personal safety. Police cannot be everywhere at once, and it is unlikely they will be right around the corner. You can no longer just say “what if”…and must adopt the mindset that when it happens, I will be ready. You have the right to defend yourself against an assault!

  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Stay off your cell phone.
  • Go with your gut instincts.
  • Learn proper Personal Safety and Self Defense

Online training provided by Certified Training Institute offers an easy and affordable way to learn the basics of Personal Safety and Self Defense in the comfort of your own home.  This course offers self-defense tactics from the standup position utilizing gross motor skill (easy but effective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention) tactics which can be used anywhere in any situation.
Course instructor Preston L. Taylor “PT” is a police officer with over 20+ years of experience, and is extremely knowledgeable in the realm of personal protection and self-defense.

Your life and health are your most important possessions, so learning to avoid situations that put your safety at risk is the first goal. Your best natural weapon is your brain, and your best defense is to exercise good crime prevention strategies. 

Nobody can tell you how to defend yourself in every situation. Each person must evaluate his or her own abilities, and size up the situation based on the level of danger to themselves or a loved one.  

Using your head, trusting your instincts and preparing yourself will be your best defense against the unthinkable.

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Personal Safety & Self Defense Course Spotlight

Personal Safety and Self Defense

This course is designed to provide important safety tips and precautions for personal safety in the workplace. This is especially true for real estate professionals as they are very often exposed to strangers, with unknown persons. 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 help those who work with the public to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. If a confrontation does occur, the instructor outlines and demonstrates the best and most practical ways to respond to and reduce potential harm. This program offers self-defense techniques from the stand-up position using easy and effective gross motor skills, to ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention).

This course covers 5 main topics:

  1. Legal Environment: Explore your legal rights, what you can and cannot do in a situation. You do have the right to defend yourself against an assault. A common sense approach to self-defense is that avoidance is one of the best ways to ensure your safety.
  2. Physical Limitations: Learn the 11 rules of engagement as well as what happens to our body, without our consent, when suddenly attacked. Freeze, Flight, or Fight.
  3. Safety Is Your Responsibility: This section covers the importance of the three R’s: Recognize, Respond, and Reduce.
  4. Safety and Real Estate Showings: Learn about the importance and awareness of liability for the client, the Realtor, and material items in the home.
  5. Self Defense Tactics: This section covers three methods of defense when force is the last resort.

 

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Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking lots can be a dangerous place for anyone who works late or parks in a remote area. Individuals who find themselves in this position can take steps to prevent an attack.

  1. Park in highly visible, well-lit areas if possible.
  2. Avoid parking near shrubs or vans with sliding doors that could conceal attackers
  3. Avoid parking garage stairs unless you are with a group of people
  4. Do not leave anything of value in your car. Assailants often search cars for valuables and wait for the owners to return.
  5. Once inside your car lock all doors. Even if you are moving slowly you are still subject to attack.
  6. Back into parking spaces if possible, this allows for a quicker getaway.
  7. Be aware of your surroundings. If you are on your phone make sure you are still paying attention to where you are. Avoid places where someone could hide.
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Professional Fighter Teaches Self-Defense in Uganda

Professional MMA fighter, D'Juan Owens is teaching self-defense to men, women, and children in Uganda through his organization Fighting for Uganda. Owens has had extensive self-defense training not only as a mixed-martial-artist but also, as a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Owens chose to go to Uganda because sexual assault is prevalent and there are little consequences for perpetrators. During his first trip to Uganda Owens taught self-defense, grappling, and MMA seminars in schools, community centers, gyms, and a few private venues. The focus of these seminars is often on grappling. According to Owens, this is the most important form of martial art. Grappling can make up for weight disparities, allowing the victim to neutralize an attacker to get away.  After the physical portion of Owens' seminars, he leads group discussions about situational awareness, domestic violence, and common misconceptions of assault.

Owens hopes his training will help Ugandans avoid danger and build self-confidence. 


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Warning Signs of Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence is an issue among staff and customers. While there are several warning signs that someone is about to become violent, one must always remember that some people will show no signs at all. The safest bet for avoiding a violent workplace situation is learning de-escalation and self-defense tactics.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Major change in behaviors
  • Increased disruptive behavior at work
  • Temper tantrums, crying, sulking
  • Excessive absence
  • Pushing the limits of acceptable work behavior
  • Disrespect for authority
  • Complaints of unfair treatment

PHYSICAL WARNING SIGNS OF POTENTIAL VIOLENCE

  • Signs of fatigue
  • Pacing or restless movements
  • Sweating
  • Trembling/Shaking
  • Exaggerated gestures

 

 

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Personal Safety For Men

Self-defense for men is an often forgotten but incredibly important skill men between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to be attacked than anyone else in American society. Some men may feel pressured to engage in dangerous situations to avoid appearing weak but, any self-defense professional will tell you it is best to talk your way out of a dangerous situation rather than resort to violence. 

  1. Your first course of action should always be de-escalation. Try to speak in a slow calm voice. Avoid touching your attacker or standing with your arms crossed, these are often seen as signs of aggression.
  2. In the case of an attack try to escape the situation. There is no shame in leaving a fight rather than becoming violent.
  3. If these options fail, be prepared to defend yourself. Some self-defense holds can render your attacker incapacitated without causing long-term harm. If possible, start with less harmful methods and resort to more harmful counterattacks only when necessary.

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Back to School Special – 4 Hour Self-Defense Class in HD Video

It’s  back to school time! Have you considered getting your college student the gift of self-defense? Colleges have a high rate of property crime, theft, violent crime, and assault, making it very important for students to have the skills to defend themselves and their possessions. This is especially true for those leaving home for the first time as they may not have the skills or awareness to protect themselves in unfamiliar situations. In short, back to school is the perfect time to invest in self-defense for your college student.

Certified Training Institute has created a 4-hour course that can be completed at your own pace. This class is specifically designed to teach individuals ground avoidance and ground defense tactics. Class instructor, Preston L. Taylor “PT”, has been in law enforcement for 25 years and began his martial arts training at 13. As a law enforcement officer, one of PT's main duties is teaching defense and personal safety tactics to fellow officers and civilians alike. 


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Self-Defense Classes Upswing After Woman Fights Off Her Attacker

Self-defense class enrollment soared after Seattle woman Kelly Herron used techniques she learned in a self-defense class to fight off an attacker in a public restroom. The woman was taught to "be loud and fight like a savage" in her course and in real life, it worked. Herron was able to defeat her attacker and lock him in the bathroom until police came to arrest him. Since the attack, searches for the self-defence class Herron took have increased ten-fold.

Herron's attacker hid in a bathroom stall until she entered, threw her to the ground and attempted to assault her. Even with the element of surprise, Herron was able to use the skills she learned to defeat her attacker. His mugshot showed heavy bruising and a large bandage over his eye, a testament to the effectiveness of the skills she learned in class.


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Why Hotel Employees Should Be Trained in Self Defense!

Did you know that you can cripple your attacker with just the grab of their “pinky”? What do you do while waiting for the police to get to you? If you are attacked, how do you know whether to run or beat the snot out of them?  If you do beat the snot out of them, are you going to get in trouble for assault? Is there something you can do to prevent the whole incident from happening?  These are things every hotel employee should know.

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  • In 1998, an 18 year old college student working as a desk clerk was found raped and beaten to death at a beach front hotel in Traverse City, Michigan.
  • In 2009, a beloved Laguna Beach hotel manager was bludgeoned to death in his onsite apartment.
  • In 2013, it took two weeks to find 21-year-old Elisa’s body hidden in the hotel water tanks.
  • In 2015 a 22-year-old Atlanta man was strangled by his boyfriend in a hotel.  Crimes of this extreme are not the norm at hotels, but they do happen.

It is critically important that all hotel staff be trained on security procedures before their first day of work.  The program should include at least a basic course on self defense tactics and Rules of Engagement.  The ability to defend yourself is an education that will always be beneficial.  Hotel employees should be taught how to recognize, respond and reduce a potential situation. If an altercation should occur, they should know how to conserve energy and use basic survival skills.

Simple things like keeping your chin up and making direct eye contact with you attacker can delay their movements.  Keeping your hands free and demeanor focused can make you look like the sheep dog, rather than the sheep.

As a Hospitality Manager, you can greatly increase the safety of your staff without spending an arm and a leg. Having every employee complete a simple 4-hour video course devoted to their own personal protection and self defense is a great addition to your security plan.

The Certified Training Institute has created a 4-hour Personal Safety & Self Defense course that teaches self-defense tactics from the stand-up position utilizing gross motor skill (easy but Preston Taylor personal safety instructor profile pictureeffective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention) tactics which can be used anywhere in any situation. Having a staff that has been trained to be aware of their surroundings is not only important for them as individuals but also for Hotel guests.

Our course instructor Preston L. Taylor “PT” is a police officer with over 20+ years of experience, and is extremely knowledgeable in the realm of personal protection and self-defense.

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