August 2019

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COMING SOON!
You’ve asked, and we listened!

 
We will soon be rolling out Level II and Level III self-defense classes for those of you who want to expand your skill-set, but do not have the time to commit to a full 20-hour academy.

The prerequisite for Level II will be having attended a past Friends & Family class, or a Ladies Night Out Class.  The prerequisite for Level III is having completed a Level II class.

Watch our Facebook page, and future newsletters for more information and upcoming class dates.  Better yet, give us a call at 440-463-5022 and we’ll make sure you are the first to know when Level II is ready to roll!

 
SAFETY TIPS FOR USING UBER AND LYFT

1. Try to avoid riding alone
Ride with others whenever you can. The more people you ride with, the more likely someone will be sure to check the details of the driver and vehicle are correct.  

2. Check the vehicle details and license plate
All ride share companies will give you your driver’s information prior to their arrival. You will be given  specific information about their vehicle (car type, color, and license plate). It is important to check the make/model of the vehicle to see if it matches before getting into the vehicle. In addition, ALWAYS check the license plate to make sure it matches the information in your app. 

3. Ask the driver YOUR name, BEFORE getting into the vehicle
Approach the driver and signal them to roll down the window of the car. Ask the driver “who are you here for?” If they give you the wrong name, or tell you they are not sure or don’t have that information, do not get in their car! 

4. Check for the child safety lock in the back seat
 Check the backseat passenger door for a child safety lock. If the lock is on, it disables you from opening the door from the inside.  An indentation above the child safety lock lever, switch, or twist lock to the side of the door will tell you which position is locked and which is unlocked.  Make sure it is in the unlocked position.

5. Wait for your ride inside
When calling a ride, wait inside until you know your driver is approaching shortly. Some predators  seek out people waiting curbside for rides and target them as their victims. 

6.  Follow along in your own Maps app
Open up your own maps tool, enter your destination and follow along, noting any odd route shifts.

7. Share your ride with a trusted contact
 In the Uber app, you have the ability to share all of your ride with up to 5  “Trusted Contacts”.  Another  app worth checking into is “Life360”.   

8.  Trust your intuition
If you are uncomfortable with your potential driver’s rating, cancel that ride and call for another.  If a driver arrives and something just doesn’t feel right, tell them your plans changed and do not get in the car.  If the hair on the back of your neck is standing up, listen to your gut!

 

Still haven’t gotten your college-bound student C.O.B.R.A. trained?  Call me at 440-463-5022 and let’s get it done!
Our two hour long CAP program is for children ages 4-12.  They will learn who can be a threat and how to respond to that threat; what not to do and why; how to verbalize; and how to use physical techniques against an attacker.  We also teach them how to use a vehicle to their advantage if an abductor is trying to get them into a car.  The knowledge and techniques they will learn will be reinforced using role playing and 911 scenario drills. 
Visit cobradefensementor.com for more information on upcoming CAP events, or call 440-463-5022.   
September is Real Estate Safety Month!

On  September 12th, C.O.B.R.A. Defense Mentor and C.O.B.R.A. Defense Canton
are joining forces to give Real Estate Agents the training they need to stay safe while doing their jobs.
Click the button below for details.
 
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