Master Pete Canavan


Author, speaker and personal safety expert Pete Canavan has been studying the martial arts for over 20 years. He has trained hundreds of men, women and children of all ages in self-defense. Pete is also an IT consultant who has been keeping his clients' systems, networks and accounts safe since 1995. He has worked as a university public safety professional and is familiar with many of the safety challenges facing today's K-12 and college students. Pete is an Act 235 Lethal Weapons Certified Agent, and is also certified in First Aid, CPR, AED and naloxone use.

He teaches regular classes in the Korean martial arts of Hapkido and Taekwondo 3 days a week to both children and adults. Master Pete also teaches self-defense seminars for various groups including but not limited to executives, public safety departments, corrections officers, bartenders/wait staff, neighborhood watch groups, realtors, and the elderly in addition to his regular classes.

Pete is passionate about personal safety, and works every day keeping his clients' technology secure and his students physical safety intact. He does this through education, training, implementation and on-going research and information sharing.

Master Pete is proficient with many weapons including those used in law enforcement such as the PR-24 control baton, monadnock expandable baton, defensive flashlight, and kubotan. He is also proficient with the Bo (6') and Jo (4') staff, Kumdo sword, Tonfa, Sai, Nunchaku, Three-Section Staff, Cane, Knife, Escrima fighting sticks, Kama, Butterfly swords and traditional Samurai sword.

Pete resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan and their 3 sons.

Where to find Master Pete Canavan online

Where to buy in print


Campus Safety
This video is a brief introduction about the need for educating today's students on the various risks they face both online and offline during their vulnerable years attending college.


Corrections Officer Knife Attack: Self-Defense Training Course
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Violence & harassment
Dealing with knives and improvised edged weapons is a fact of life for corrections officers, security guards, police officers, campus public safety officers and other security professionals. This course provides detailed step-by-step photos and descriptions for effectively dealing with the most common edged weapon attacks so you can survive a potentially deadly altercation.
Altitude Of Your Attitude
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
This guide provides readers with insights and exercises that will help develop a positive, success-driven, never quit attitude. Understanding the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity is not an easy task to accomplish...but your attitude is one of the few things in this life that you have complete control over.
Self-Defense Survival Guide: How To Survive When You're Fighting For Your Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Violence & harassment, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Your personal safety and the safety of your family is the most important responsibility you have. Knowing some basic self-defense survival skills is a must. The Self-Defense Survival Guide is packed with over 200 photos that will show you step-by-step how to effectively escape, block, strike, trip and throw your attacker. Get the skills, confidence & mindset that will allow you to stay safe.

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