No styles, no systems, no rituals, no lineages, no masters, no labels, no belts, no katas, no uniforms, no dogmas;

Only the process of self actualization & personal expression of truth through functional combative movement and fitness.

On a purely physical level, we share how to individually and collectively use all of our natural tools as well as extended ones, offensively and defensively in a strategic and tactical manner and in all ranges of combat.

We're put through functional physical fitness training where we learn to push ourselves through our own perceived limitations. We also have much to offer on nutrition, health and optimum performance.

On a more cerebral level we learn about the psychology of violence, fear, stress & confrontation management skills, deescalation strategies and holistic survival tactics.

As the mind navigates the body; by challenging personal self defense dogmas and individual & core belief systems, personal growth and evolution occurs.

On a human level, we learn about the ripple effect and the moral, legal, and ethical consequences of our chosen actions while self examining our darkest emotions. We are encouraged to question everything, to learn to think for ourselves, to be more accountable and research everything we learn and to be open and responsive to life without judgment.

On a personal level, the training can make you face and slay your own demons.

Everything shared here is highly encouraged to be individually researched, to “absorb what is useful, add what is specifically of your own and disregard the rest.”

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blog Closed.

I have decided to end this blog but it will remain as an archive.  There will be no more posts here for an indefinite time. I have officially retired from the martial arts/self defense world and am no longer teaching nor have the passion or desire to do so.

I also have absolutely nothing to do with the current state or direction of Senshido International.  I have walked away from it entirely and have passed the proverbial 'torch' if you will (if there was ever such a thing to begin with) to Ara Academy founder and personally certified by me at the original Montreal location where it all began in the spring of 1994, Wesley Derequito. Good luck brother.

Richard Dimitri
September 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

"But everytime I see them makes me wish I had a gun" ~ GnR

"The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal.

Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic do.

They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society.

Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness.

These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.

~ Aldous Huxley

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The more I learn....

Fucking hell... the more I learn, the more I know and the deeper down the rabbit hole I go; the more I realize I know nothing at all and not because I haven't learned anything from all of my constant personal research but because the amount of things to first unlearn and then relearn and continue on learning is literally infinite..... INFINITE I TELL YOU!!!!!! Never stop learning I say. ~ Rich

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Peace Y'all...

Hear and Listen to the lyrics....

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Real Change

Real Outside of the Box thinking.  The only way we will ever have real change is if we actually, well.... REALLY CHANGE!!!!!!!!

And regardless what argument one may have against it, it holds no water to me because this hasn't been tried yet, it's unlike anything or any isms we've had so far and it's a SHIT LOAD better than the garbage we've been peddling as world systems for the last few centuries.

If you want it.

Imagine a world

Where food is used as what it actually is, a source of optimum fuel for the performance, health and longevity of the human being as opposed to an ego based consumption either used for pleasure and/or self destruction.

With no religion, politics or money to kill, die and mass murder under the guise of ‘war for peace’.

With no wars.

Where every single human being born on this planet has their 6 basic needs of food, water, shelter, air, freedom and love forever met with no worry about either, ever.

Where humanity governs itself from its higher self rather than its ego, leading with love and the desire for human betterment and evolution instead of power, the desire for control, greed and over consummation.

Where humanity actually works from the inside to out like it constantly preaches rather than from the outside in.


Friday, November 30, 2012

1 Free Week Membership

to anyone presently living in Jasper, Alberta who mentions seeing this here. No expiration date, if you read this and our doors are still open and you haven't yet tried a class or been a member with us, you get 1 Week Free Membership and open access to our 9 weekly group classes during those consecutive 7 days.


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