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.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Impact of Our Work

It used to be that the majority of the testimonials we'd receive pre 2005 consisted of thanks from the seminar participants and students we've been teaching since 1994, for saving their lives in a violent confrontation and/or giving them the tools to verbally de-escalate a situation and though we still receive our fair share of those, post 2005 testimonials have had a slightly different tone to them revealing more and more the real essence behind Senshido International, here are a couple:
From Stephen John Merret, UK England

February 25 2009 at 7:09am

Hi Richard, thanks for a great course. Really enjoyed it and I've gained a lot from your practical, moral and humanistic approach.

Rich, when I was explaining to my students the rational for your methods and philosophies that you shared with us on the course one of them reminded me of this attack that happened in England recently Headteacher-attacked . It is an excellent example of the grudges that people can hold for years after an incident. I have already revised some of my sylibus and removed some of the overkill techniques and will be incorporating many of your drills that you shared with us. Have a great trip down under.

Best wishes,
From Dominic De Minaur in Sydney Australia:
March 22 2009 at 4:54am

Hi Richard,

I attended your Cutting Edge seminar on Saturday and was very impressed. I was particularly moved when you explained the fact that no one actually ever wins a fight and that although you walk away with nothing more than maybe some bruised knuckles as the survivor/'winner', it remains on your conscience that you may have created a negative ripple effect and the possibility that it manifests into someone beating their wife and kids in turn manifesting possible bullies etc. providing nothing truly positive in this world by these actions. You said to make sure that one always asks themselves prior to any action what kind of ripple effect that action is most likely going to have and to not become what it is we are tryingto defend against.

It really struck home most things just aren't worth it. I haven't been able to get that part out of my head and I dearly hope that it always stays at the forefront of my mind and guides all my actions/reactions in ther future. Will definitely be attending your seminars again in the future and I will be bringing my wife and sister also.

All the best.
Regards Dom

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