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, December 14, 2009

Calm. Reduced fear. Managed the situation.

Some time back, I had a guy who became interested in Senshido so I started training with him, giving him private instruction. He had already seen and heard of what we teach prior to training with me. But as I tell people to see it and actually do it are two different things. He was blown away with the efficiency of the physical as well as behavioral, emotional and psychological training. After a few sessions he asked if he could talk with me about something that was on his mind.

Sure, I say. . . What’s up?
He asks me if I can train his sister. Sure, I say.

He goes onto telling me that her confidence is so low and she doesn’t know what to do as she is in an abusive relationship with her husband. I asked him if there was physical abuse to which he replied no. He said it was all mental – telling her she is stupid and she is not worth anything (not the exact wording he used) and things of that nature. I understand that sometimes the deepest cutting blows are not the physical – they are often the psychological. The mental beat down those words can do often leave lasting bruises and scars long after the physical injuries heal. I was very concerned about her. She was concerned because she thought it might get eventually get physical. This is always a concern in these types of situations however I thought she needed strengthing in the psychological and emotional areas of training.

I had a seminar coming up and I told he needs to have her there. When I met her at the workshop which her brother also participated in, I could tell her spirit was broken and she needed that area to be addressed. In that workshop we worked on the psychological, physical behavioral and emotional aspects of personal protection. In less than 3 hours, I could see the transformation take place. Her confidence was up and her desire to intelligently handle confrontations appeared to have increased. At the end of the day I told her I wanted to check in on her from time to time and if she needed me to call, regardless of the day or time. So, after about a month I sent her an email to see how she was doing. Although she the workshop she participated in was an introduction to personal protection this is what she said:

“I had an ugly scene (with the estranged husband) a few weeks ago. Things never got physical, but I believe with the knowledge I gained from your seminar that I would be able to handle it if things did get physical helped me stay calm and manage the situation. For me, the hands-on, realistic combat situations were more helpful than the contrived settings I have experienced in other training. I really feel that just the single seminar with you drastically reduced my fear of physical conflict.”

I told her I was glad that what she learned helped her avoid any harm situations and to please keep in touch.
Calm. Reduced fear. Managed the situation. Realistic combat situations. She stayed calm so she could manage the situation and her fear and if it became physical, she had realistic training that she could count on too.

Additionally, her fear was reduced to the point that she eventually moved out and is living a much more happy and prosperous life. Not a Shred or a blow exchanged. She side stepped the physical by using other tools and realized her strength as a human being was not rooted in Shredding her husband.

Hey, can you see me smiling through the Internet?

Glenn Wilson
Senshido International
Washington DC Metro Area


  1. Beautiful work Glenn, and hell yeah, I can see you smiling through the net :`) keep up the outstanding work my brother.


  2. Fucking amazing! That's why we do the work we do :D

    God bless man.