S.A.F.E.K.I.D.S Anti-Abduction Strategies And Techniques

Anti-Abduction Tip #1 - Wrist Escape

S.A.F.E  K.I.D.S.   Kids In Danger Survive

My first two blogs delt with home safety, but in light of the young girl missing in Morgan Hill, I felt I needed to share some components of my S.A.F.E. K.I.D.S Program.

I dislike the term “Stranger Danger” because it often is NOT a stranger that is the danger.          

Predators will, and do, use lure tactics ranging from “Have you seen my missing pet?…”  to “You could be a model!, can we do a photo shoot?” Both those lines resulted in a documented kidnapping and murder, by the way.  

As Pleasantonians, we cannot become complacent, we must be proactive in protecting our most precious commodity, our children.

S.A.F.E.K.I.D.S. Outside Wrist Escape  

The key to any wrist escape is the angle of the escape.

Make an OK sign with your hand and put your finger in the middle, if you pull up you meet resistance, if you pull down you meet resistance and if you pull toward your hand you meet resistance, but, if you pull toward the finger and the thumb your finger slips right out!  So, key #1 is escape between the finger and the thumb.

The next key is keeping your elbow close to your body, by holding the elbow close you will pull with body weight instead of just using arm strength to pull away, try it! You will see what I mean.

The last key is to not stop with just the escape, continue the motion to run away, every time you practice, muscle memory will teach you to run after escape, if you train it that way, your body will react that way even under adrenal stress, but MOST IMPORTANT is practice with your children!!!

I teach my program at several bay area middle and high schools and am both proud and saddened to say that this program has thwarted two kidnap attempts. The articles below are two of the graduates of this three week program that escaped a kidnap attempt.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=7089791 http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=85725&page=1

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Greg Gomez April 06, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Sifu, thank you for sharing the Safe Kids program with the Assumption School kids. It's been such an awesome experience for them. The feed back on these techniques has been great. Once again, on behalf of Assumption School, thank you for your time and expertise.
Rebecca Rodriguez April 06, 2012 at 06:34 PM
The SAFE kids program was so amazing! I took it at Foothill High my sophomore year and it was really good. On the last day we did a test to see if we could get away if someone grabbed us and started to drag us into a van or out the door. Before the program I thought I maybe could get away. Afterwards I now know that I would definitely get away. Its really good to know I can protect myself better... Especially as I am thinking about going away to college soon.
Chuck Bierdeman April 06, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thanks Ron!
Rachel Goetting October 23, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Hi Ron! I was just talking about my cousins abduction in 1979, Tina Marie Salazar. I was her first cousin on her fathers side,Uncle Ted Salazar. I googled her name and saw your blog. What an amazing program that you have here for kids and adults! I have a 12 year old daughter and I would like to check out your Safekids program. Can adults do this program with thier child or is it restricted to kids? Thanks in advance! Rachel Salazar (Goetting)
Ron Esteller October 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Hi Rachel. I remember you too. You also are my cousin.. I was bf with Don Salazar... Aka little Ronnie... I am in my pleasanton facility Monday and Tuesday. 4 to 830. Please stop in we can talk then... Also if you call the San leabdro facility number it rings to my cell... Esteller mma Com


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