This College Safety class is no joke, but we know you’ll have fun! The main lessons include how to:
Discourage dangerous threats
Identify and avoid potentially dangerous situations
But you can do everything right and some days you just can’t avoid Murphy’s Law (loosely meaning, “if anything can go wrong, it eventually will”). So, we also prepare you to:
Protect yourself at a safe distance
Use personal safety sprays effectively and responsibly
Escape an attacker and get to safety
1. Class-Room Instruction (~1 hour) Okay, okay. It’s a power point presentation, but some slides have words and pictures fly on and off the screen! If you’re not too mesmerized by these animations, you will learn critical behavioral and mental skills designed to help keep you safe on- and off-campus. It’s nothing fancy, but definitely memorable because we know you have enough responsibility on your proverbial plate.
Part A: The Sabre Mindset
We flip a switch in your brain (non-invasively). We teach you how to get into the mind of an attacker. Then, we teach you simple ways to deter him from taking away your happiness. With confidence, you will not only deter threats from occurring, but you will be able to handle a threatening situation with clarity, determination, and the least amount of injury
Part B: Multiply Your Force
It’s multi-dimensional: take personal responsibility for your personal safety, be a guardian for your fellow students, build confidence, handle a threatening situation with clarity, protect yourself without much strength or skill- like using personal safety spray.
2. Hands-On Training (~1 hour) Here you get to stretch your legs and strut your stuff. In this segment, we prepare you mentally and physically using repetitive hands-on drills. And we don’t stop ‘til you get enough! Our methods are no-impact and emphasize the importance of, first, deterring an attacker. Then, through a variety of real-life simulations, you learn how to keep or create separation between you and the attacker using instinctual physical defensive techniques. Then finally, you get to spray somebody! (Don’t worry, it’s water.)