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.”

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Free Safe for Life workshop, Beirut Lebanon

Call 031 499 712 or email

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday specials and updates.......

Hoping this message finds everyone more than well. Please note that Senshido International has a new address and telephone number:

P.O. Box 3133
Jasper, Alberta
Canada T0E1E0
Tel: 514-500-2535
Emails: - -

We also have several new Team members who joined us recently: Tuomo Malinen of Oulu Finland, Joe Saunders of Brisbane Australia, Patrick Ressler of Germany and very son to join us as a new Senshido International Team member Malachi Bond of Anchorage Alaska.

For those interested, curious or simply haven't gotten around to ordering any of our materials, we are having a holiday special from November 24th to December 23rd.

Purchase any 2 DVDs and get any third item for 50% OFF or purchase any 4 DVDs and get another DVD or book of your choice FREE of charge!

Special Packages:

New series of DVDs being filmed this coming July 2011 and will be available for purchase by August 2011.

Upcoming Seminars:

We will be in Toronto Canada on February 26th and 27th, please contact Christopher Roberts for details and bookings at

We will also be in Australia for a tour come April/May 2011, for details and bookings please contact Joe Saunders at

Coming seminars for 2011, no dates set yet but will soon be advertising for Germany, Belgium, California & Arizona... more details soon.

New website still in development and with any luck this time, we'll have it up and running before the end of the year.

Thank you all, much peace, love and happiness for the holidays!

Rich Dimitri & Senshido International

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Heart and Passion

Senshido international Team member Wes Derequito of Ara Academy in Montreal Canada covering take down defenses. The mark of a great teacher is passion and heart and Wes has much of both going for him.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Drug wars??? lmfao @ the hypocrisy...

Canada offers a wide array of heavily discounted pharmaceutical drugs to an international client base. The cost of these drugs are massively subsidized by Canadian tax payers, without their knowledge.

We host thousands of on-line pharmacies that sell our subsidized drugs to people around the world.

Visit some of the pharmacies in Canada's little bordering towns with the USA… why do so many little towns with less than 5000 people have pharmacies as big as supermarkets?

Americans and people from around the world buy drugs from Canadian pharmacies because of the price difference. Trouble is the "price difference" is completely paid for by Canadian tax payers… year after year.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

She completes me... she's weird; but she definitely completes me.

The week we first met after 23 years.

yeah, cause I'm weird... lmao... see next pic!

See, we're perfect for each other lmfao...

A real angel... with butterfly wings. told ya she was weird. :`)

Helping me demo during a seminar.

Finally looking somewhat normal the both of us... :`)

Tania Garby... I hadn't heard that name since 1986. She was my first 'real' girlfriend. Real as in we were each other's 'first'. Yeah. And she broke my heart. Twice. :`) She broke up with me twice during the course of 8 or so months back in 1986 and I was never to hear from or of her again. Until one fateful day back in 2008 and out of nothing more than complete curiosity... I typed her name into Facebook. Of course, if wasn't to be as easy as that... her profile picture was of the tip of a kayak and her security features were good enough to not let me see any other of her pics. So I wasn't sure if it was indeed her or not... after all, it had been 22 years now.

Is the knock out your primary defensive strategy?

If it is, one has to consider the responsibility of such an action and the possible ramifications of such actions.

There are many in our industry who boast and claim hundreds of knockouts in street-fights, something I personally find difficult to believe for many reasons. Not that it isn't possible, sure, it could be possible to have knocked out hundreds of men in real violent confrontations, but probable? I think not and I will share with you why, make up your mind from there.

There was a story that made the news several years ago in Quebec, Canada where 2 fathers watching their pee wee children's hockey game got into a physical altercation. Upon this altercation, one dad sucker punched the other flush in the face knocking him out before he even hit the ground. And herein lied the problem... it wasn't so much the punch that killed him as it was his head bouncing off the concrete when he hit the floor. He couldn't reflexively brace himself because, well, he was knocked out on the way down by the punch.

The ripple effect of this altercation at a pee wee's hockey game no less, was 2 fatherless children, 2 husbandless wives,one of them a widow; and the other dad doing 5 to 15 for involuntary man-slaughter. Now let's think for a minute, how these 2 children will grow up. One will grow up with great sorrow and anger, the other with great sorrow and confusion. How will this effect their lives, their future children's lives etc?

Take a look at the following 2 clips. The first illustrates a sucker bitch slap which worked very well might I add (now besides the fact that the other dude has his hands down, we can obviously see the benefits of adopting the passive stance in such a situation, but that's another article. :`) But watch the other guy drop... no bracing. The potential for such a fall to lead to further problems accumulated to the original sucker punch could very possibly lead to several worst results such as a coma, brain damage, permanent disability, even death.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Return from Finland

Chillin with Christopher. And Ville. lmao.

With Finland Senshido International team members Ville Kaivonen, from Tampere (left) & Tuomo Malinen from Oulu (right)

I just returned from a successful Finnish seminar tour in Helsinki, Oulu and Tampere. The seminars were a huge success and the Senshido International Team has a new family member, Tuomo Malinen from Oulu. A truly great human being and strange character fitting in perfectly with our gang of misfits lmao... can you say 'gimp suit'? lmfao... ahem...yeah... I digress...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Free Fundamentals DVD....

Click on the following link, sign up and enjoy... it's that simple... free:

Courtesy of our New Zealand Team members Phil and Athena Thompson of Protect Self Defense.

Please feel free to cut and paste... it's a nice ripple effect ;`)