Rob and Beth Andress are the operators of Street Safe Self Defence. After training in martial arts and jiu jitsu together, one of them experienced an interaction that left them less than confident in their training and ability to defend against an attack. This set Rob on a journey to discover and develop training in the truest form of self defence – a critical life skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. Understanding violence and predatorial behaviour, how the human body reacts in fear or under threat, and the awareness and mindset required to be able to fight for your life have all been key to the foundation of our programs. Coupling this with easy to learn and remember physical skills that work for everyone (regardless of size, stature, or physical ability) provides training sessions that are reality based and address your ‘what if’ questions and scenarios.
Our professional training team has been chosen and developed with a passion for perfection, and we are pleased to introduce you to each of our Street Safe Self Defence instructors!
Read about our individual stories and discover the story behind our
passion for educating people about self defence and violence prevention!
Rob teaches and trains the most vulnerable members of our society ranging from high school students to seniors. His empathy and understanding of current societal challenges including gender based violence and socio-economic issues makes him a classroom favorite, and a sought-out expert for corporate training sessions.
While her smaller size and stature may not create the image of a typical self defence instructor, Beth has passionately delivered self defence and violence prevention classes to hundreds of high school students, families, women, men, realtors, travelers and corporate clients and is one of our most requested instructors.
Matija’s ability to connect with today’s youth and his understanding of the issues they face in today’s society has made him one our leading Instructors. Matija takes great pride in helping students improve their self-confidence and encourages them to be stronger, healthier and successful in all aspects of their life.
Matt brings a level of personal interaction to his clients that’s exciting, fun and engaging. With all of his real-world experiences, Matt believes educating good people on how to be safe and protect themselves is the most purposeful work he has ever done, and his commitment is evident to everyone he works with.
Jass strives to create a connection with his clients, and it’s through this connection that allows him to bring some of the world’s most realistic and effective training to you. He reminds us every day that complacency is not an option in this chosen field with his motto – Prevention is the key to your safety, and awareness is key to prevention!
Although we keep him busy, when Nick is not instructing he enjoys using his gift as a classical singer in Toronto and the GTA, as well as spending time with his wife and daughter.
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