Safely Home - Personal Defense & Self-Reliance

Cardel Rec South has proudly joined forces with "Safely Home" Lead Instructor Ray L. McPhee. 

Personal Defense and Self - Reliance

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“Every battle is won, before it is fought.” - Sun Tsu 

“What you ignore…you empower.” - Unknown 

“Safely Home” is a five-step process to Personal Defence and Self-Reliance. These strategies and situational awareness training sessions were developed to meet the needs of all ages. Our loved ones benefit from these informational, proactive and reactive training programs; in an environment that’s supportive, entertaining and inspiring. Participants will engage in real life scenarios and have a chance to develop a plan, use the skill sets they’ve learned, while instilling confidence and enhancing instincts to lessen the risks and potentially avoid becoming a victim whenever possible.

Just some of what participants will learn:

  • The Five D’s to Safety, Deter, Detect, Deny, Delay and Defend!
  • How to recognise and avoid dangerous situations
  • Observation and Situational Awareness skills.
  • Intuition, instincts, trusting your gut feeling and why we have them.
  • F.E.A.R.™, how to make it work for you.
  • Home alone, strategies for children and adults.
  • People we don’t know, how can they help and who to approach when needed.
  • Inappropriate behaviour, inappropriate touch.
  • Mental toughness, Visualization.
  • Escaping wrist, arm and neck choke holds.
  • Effective basic self-defence strikes and kicks.
  • Physical and verbal hands-on scenarios will be conducted. (Participation encouraged)

Safely Home Lead Instructor Ray L. McPhee is a security expert and professional consultant with over 30 years of extensive education, investigative and operational experience. An accomplished competitive fighter, Ray understands the tactics to keeping safe; the affects and effectiveness of defensive, offensive strikes delivered in self-defence. Across Canada, Ray has instructed personal defence training for kids, teens and adults, both private and corporate sectors. Originally from Toronto, Ray graduated with a diploma in Law Enforcement and is completing the Security Management Certificate Program at the University of Calgary. Ray’s designations include Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI), Certified Protection Officer (CPO) and certified in Security Officer Control Tactics. Ray is an accredited instructor for Alberta’s Solicitor General Department, teaching the Alberta Basic Security Training and Alberta Professional Investigator Training. Additional certificates include U.S. Regional Security Surveillance Detection, Level II, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Level II.

Let’s take F.E.A.R.™ out of what you don’t know…because what you learn will empower you and inspire others, dynamic interaction! – Ray L. McPhee

Ages: 7 - 12 years

Day/Time: Saturday/9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $56.00 (Community Residents) 

           $59.00 (Non-Community)

February 22, 2020 1 Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Course Code #1717
March 7, 2020 1 Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Course Code #1719
March 21, 2020 1 Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Course Code #1721

Ages: 18+ years

Day/Time: Saturday/1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost:  $95.00 (Community Residents) 

           $99.00 (Non-Community)

February 22, 2020 1 Day 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Course Code #1718
March 7, 2020 1 Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Course Code #1720
March 21, 2020 1 Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Course Code #1722


Cardel Rec South proudly accepts the City of Calgary Fair Entry - Programs and services for low income Calgarians Fee Assistance Program.  

 **Important Information** 

Registration deadlines for each session are one (1) week prior to course start date. In order to guarantee your spot we strongly recommend signing up early! Classes fill up quickly and in an effort to keep our instructor/student ratios low we do limit registration numbers in each class. Late registrations will be accepted provided there is space available in the class. We reserve the right to cancel classes if minimum numbers are not met by the registration deadline. Member rates are available for Cardel Rec South Founding Members as well as members of the following community associations: Millrise, Midnapore, Sundance, Shawnessy, Evergreen, Shawnee, Chaparral, Bridlewood, Somerset & Silverado.

Refund Policy: Refunds requested up to one week prior to the start date of desired program will receive a full refund. For cancellations within 7 days of the program start date or if the program has started Refunds will only be issued for medical reasons, and will require a doctors note prior to the the refund being processed.

The refund amounts will be pro-rated based upon the number of classes remaining in the program. All refunds requested after the registration deadline, regardless of the reason are subject to a $10.00 admin fee.

Please Note: There will be a $45.00 fee charged on all NSF cheques posted to South Fish Creek Recreation Association.