Violent crimes are often crimes of opportunity; when you remove the element of opportunity, you reduce the risk of attack. 90% of self-defense is mental preparedness; the other 10% is physical.
Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) is a 2.5 hour introduction to self-defense program that provides women with risk awareness, risk reduction and personal safety information, in addition to a few very basic physical defense techniques. While S.A.F.E. is not an in-depth self-defense program, it encompasses information on prevention, options, and strategies as well as some very basic physical defense technique instruction. S.A.F.E. is an excellent introduction to the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program, also offered by the University. The requested course contribution is $10 for students/ faculty/ staff and $15 for non-University affiliated individuals (public). These contribution funds are used to subsidize the budget which pays for instructor overtime and the copyrighted materials distributed to all students.
The University of Miami Police and Security Departments offer S.A.F.E. classes periodically throughout the year on the Coral Gables and Medical Campuses. Participants MUST register and pay for courses through the S.A.F.E. Course Registration & Payment Form. All classes are taught by National Self-Defense Institute (N.S.D.I.) Certified S.A.F.E. Instructors.