From: Damian Ross - Founder of The Self Defense Company
RE: The Family Safe Program
Dear Fellow Protector,
Let’s face it, the world we live in right now is as dangerous as ever.
As a Father, I know firsthand the importance of teaching my children practical skills and action steps they can take in a moment of crisis.
Because they spend as much time, if not more outside of my own home and knowing that they are empowered and can recognize threatening situations allows me and my wife to rest easy...
Although you and I pray something will never happen, in an ever-changing, dangerous world, that’s impossible to say with certainty.
Most parents and teachers tell children about stranger safety, yet it’s extremely limited and leaves out the most vital, important signs every child needs to know.
We’ve all experienced threats in our youth before, and I remember once, when I was in 4th grade and a car full of adults pulled up next to me and my friends, asking us if we needed a ride.
Me, being the consummate wise-ass, ended up yelling “F&CK NO!” and we all ran to school.
Yet, when I came home I didn’t tell my parents..
Because I was scared of getting in trouble for swearing at an adult.
And that’s why it’s important for us as adults to open up the communication about the dangers of the real world…
Because our kids will be exposed to it in other people’s homes, at schools and in their daily life.
Violence is here to stay and is a fabric of the world we live in, whether we choose to accept it or not.
Not so we can scare our kids or have them live in fear, but quite the opposite…
To empower them to be able to easily identify compromising situations and develop the skill sets and mindsets to find safety.
And all it takes is a few conversations, teaching them our system and practicing from time to time.
They won’t teach your children at the local dojo or Martial Arts school, you can count on that.