Author(s): Phil Thompson
All children deserve to live safe, confident and empowered lives free from unnecessary fear and worry. This book shares what parents need to know to teach their kids how to be safe from predatory violence. It dispels the most common myths and beliefs around self protection for kids and delivers relevant, updated, highly effective information and strategies which are easy to understand, learn and remember. Most importantly, it does so without the fear mongering and scare tactics which do nothing to improve children's safety or quality of life. This book will empower kids with the skills and confidence to stay safe, as well as give parents a greater peace of mind.
Phil Thompson is the co-founder and International Director of Protect Self Defence. He is the author of two highly influential books on self defence, a keynote speaker and highly regarded self-protection expert. Phil leads seminars and instructs a huge variety of clients and students in Protect programmes all over New Zealand and further abroad.
With over 20 years experience in his field, and in-demand speaker, trainer, and advisor he has helped empower thousands of people with the skills and confidence to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Phil believes that beyond the physical, effective self-protection involves a variety of behavioural, emotional, psychological, ethical and legal aspects. To understand them all is to truly feel safe.
He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and an acknowledged expert on the pre-contact stages of violent confrontation. He is also the sole male in New Zealand to be certified as a Senshido instructor (2006) and member of the Senshido International Alliance.
Students and clients include members of the general public, as well as professionals not new to violence, such as Police (including special tactics units), ambulance officers, armed forces personnel and customs staff. He has also served as a consultant to Government departments on training module design for at-risk staff. He regularly teaches corporate clients, businesses of all sizes, schools, special needs organisations and everyday men and women concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones.
Phil has appeared on several national television programs and is the nation’s leading expert on the topic of self defence/self protection. His unique perspective on self defence and personal protection, developed in part by his own life experiences dealing with real violence and conflict, has pioneered a new standard in the industry