MARTIAL ARTS

{R}EVOLUTION

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.”

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happiest of New Years to 1 and All


Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar | عام سعيد | Sretna Nova Godina | честита нова година | 謹 賀 新 年 | Gelukkig Nieuwjaar | שנה טובה | Prosit Neujahr | Happy New Year | Felice Anno Nuovo | С Новым Годом | Féliz Año Nuevo | Gott Nytt år! | Onnellista Uutta Vuotta | Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun | 謹賀新年 | สวัสดีปีใหม่ | Manigong Bagong Taon | Kalendis Ianuariis | Bonne Année!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Santa Claus is shredding you Down


Santa Claus is Shredding You Down
By Georges Z. Fahmy – Senshido International
www.senshido.net - +961 3 499 712

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas :D Here’s a funny replacement of the “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Christmas Carol starring Senshido Santa. Enjoy :)


You better watch out
You better go hide
He knows you fucked up and you’re going to die
Santa Claus is shredding you down


He knows if you're stealing
He knows if you're raping
He knows if you are dealing
Or have been shanking
Santa Claus is shredding you down

 He watches you when you’re sleeping
He stalks you when you’re awake
He knows if you are packing
Fighting him back is a huge mistake

He's breaking your fingers and raking your eyes
He's crushing your throat and muffling your cries
Santa Claus is shredding you down


He's grabbing your ear
He's shredding you twice
He's already decided you're naughty not nice
Santa Claus is shredding you down


O! You better man up!
You better not cry
Better not run
He’ll hunt you down
Santa Claus is shredding you down
Santa Claus is shredding you down

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Real Spiderman!!!!

Mind blowing athletics.... if I could redo my athletic life over, I'd have devoted all of my athleticism to developing this kind of strength and agility.  Inspirational to say the least. Well done brother!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A New Holiday Giving Tradition

Attention all Shit Doers; 
This year for the holidays, do as Tania and I are doing....


 Instead of purchasing gifts for friends and family... 
Use that money to help those in need...


And PLEASE ask anyone thinking of getting you anything to please do the same instead as we all already have more shit than we all need...



Thank you & this holiday season... PLEASE help us DO SOME SHIT!!!!!!

Happy Holidays to one and all!
Rich Dimitri & Tania Garby

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells:

Truth finally beginning to hit the mainstream.  This illogical law simply cannot sustain itself the more people inform themselves, there's no need for the staggering amounts of cancer related deaths... simply no need. And a potential cure is illegal while cigarettes are perfectly legal. 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

NO EXCUSE!!!!!


Hmmpfff. Nuff said. Now go DO SOME SHIT!!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hammer Time.... uh oh oh oh uh oh oh uh oh oh uh oh....

The sledgehammer is an excellent training tool for building core strength. The following are a few pics from my sledgehammer training day working my core swinging the 12 pound hammer around for four 2 minute sets:











How “moderation” isn’t as safe as you may think.


We’ve all said or heard someone say at one point or another, “Everything gives cancer these days!” as an excuse to indulge in unhealthy eating habits.  Ever have someone say to you after handing you some type of junk food "Don't read the ingredients or you won't eat it." as they are consuming the very thing they handed you? Then they justify their unhealthiness by saying things like “Live a little” or “Moderation is the key.”  As my bro and good friend Scott Sonnon said "No thank you, I'd rather live ALLOT!" 


The thing is, since birth we are 'moderately; ingesting, breathing and pumping toxins into our bodies.

In the 60’s and 70’s, cancer wasn’t as rampant as it is today.  Back then, you’d be hard pressed to find 20 people who personally knew someone who died of cancer. Today, hardly anyone can say they haven’t personally been affected by cancer either themselves or via  a loved one.

Sure, a few toxins here and there in “moderation” won’t kill anyone or cause sufficient damage to the human body however, we are pumped and pumping enormous amounts of toxins into our bodies under the guise of ‘moderation’ but the reality is, we are being much, much more moderate about the healthy substances we are breathing, ingesting and consuming than the toxins.

It starts when we’re born. We’re pumped with over 30 different kinds of vaccinations which contains amongst several other toxins Mercury, Aluminum Hydroxide, Formaldehyde, Thimerosol, Polysorbate 80 to name a few.

Then, as soon as we exit the womb, we are exposed to thousands of common sources of toxicity in the air alone; Fumes and carcinogens from factories and automobile exhaust, and tons of other harmful gases are flying around. These are dangerous molecules to be inhaling, to be certain, and they also decrease the actual amount of oxygen in the air. Now, consider this: most of our airborne toxins are inhaled while we're inside because we spend most of our lives indoors whether it's in offices, homes, schools, restaurants, bars pubs, gyms, etc.



And since that's where most of our time is spent - at home, in stores, restaurants and more, it's important to be aware of what's in that air you breathe most often: pollution, pet dander, paint fumes, mold, mildew and billions of micro-organisms including heavy metals, in addition to industrial sources, lead from pesticide sprays, cooking utensils, the solder in tin cans, cadmium and lead from cigarette smoke; mercury from dental fillings, contaminated meat products, cosmetics, aluminum  and Teflon from cookware, microwaves, motor vehicle exhaust. People still don’t grasp that anything put on one’s skin is directly absorbed into the blood stream, so make sure to add cosmetics, skin creams, sun screens, shampoos, dyes, treatments, etc. to the mix of toxins as well. Again... all in small amounts... all in 'moderation'... but take a look at how much we are moderately yet consistently and continually, willingly, slowly poisoning ourselves on a daily basis.

Like that isn’t enough, we then go on to create foods that are processed, unnatural, full of sugars, chemicals, preservatives, GMO’s, artificial colors, artificial flavors, etc. We consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes, eat fast foods and we add more toxins to our drinking water including fluoride (which is also in our toothpastes), chlorine and arsenic as well as 80 "regulated" contaminants and more unregulated toxins, like the rocket fuel component perchlorate which is present in most tap waters. This also doesn’t include the miniscule traces of human feces, urine and pharmaceuticals. BUT... marijuana is illegal... rotflmfao at the hypocrisy and sheer stupidity of our species.


We then moderately continue to poison ourselves with additives, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs, recreational hard drugs, cell phones, microwaves, vaccinations, alcohol, cigarettes, Teflon, antibiotic hormone infested grain fed meats, pesticide and chemical infested genetically modified fruits and vegetables, carbon monoxide from all motor vehicles, processed and fast foods etc.

Add to that a sedentary lifestyle directly affected by one's dietary and recreational choices and presto… you’ve got what we have today: Sheeple with obesity, lazyiness, lack of motivation, massive mediocrity and disease plaguing most of our species. Sure we live much longer, we're meant too so they can continue to profit off us, the longer we are alive and sick and fat and lazy, the more money they make off our stupidities and self destructive natures to prolong our lives.  Not to mention..... what of the quality of that life? 


The majority of people over 40 are on a minimum of 3 or more prescription drugs. By the time general population hits 60 (I know some in their 30's go figure), they can barely make it up a flight of steps without pausing, getting tired, out of breath or wishing there were an elevator for fucks sakes.


In essence, yes, it is true, everything is indeed designed to give us cancer as cancer is a highly lucrative business and industry making lots of people very rich and countless millions dead and that is highly based on our egocentricities as opposed to our higher selves.  None of these things mentioned here on their own, or in moderation will necessarily kill you or give you cancer… combine a few or more of the above in “moderation” however….and our chances exponentially increase. 

And when you think about it… the more sick, tired, lazy, un-motivated, complacent, fat, sedentary, myopic, blind we are… the easier we are to control. 

The most pathetic thing out of all of this is that we are doing it to ourselves and even worst, we’re not only fighting to be fat, lazy, unhealthy fucks, we’re arguing for it.  We’re the only species on this planet that will gladly pay other people and make them rich to make us fat, sedentary and sick and we do it willingly and with a smile on our faces. 


Everytime we purchase a pack of cigarettes, a microwave oven, a cheeseburger, a coke, a beer, lipstick, a bag of chips, etc. we are literally and willingly paying someone else our hard earned money to make us fat, sick and unhealthy. Feel like a blithering idiot yet? I sure did. I felt like the world's biggest fucking moron for purposefully making myself sick and unhealthy while making those who sold me the shit wealthy. The fuck was I thinking?!?!? I wasn't. I was brainwashed like the vast majority.

Start owning your lives, your bodies and your health. Start to detox your body, mind and soul today. Don’t wait until the fucking New Year with your stupid resolutions that last 3 weeks into January only to miserably fail and succumb to your lack of personal strength then repeat themselves the year after.

Research, learn, evolve, grow beyond what you are sold on your televisions.  Eat organic, free range, clean, natural foods. Don't EVER listen to the FDA on anything health or nutrition related, their bottom line is the almighty dollar, NOT YOUR HEALTH.  Several of the FDA's approved products have killed more people than illegal drugs and alcohol combined on a yearly basis, do your research on this, actually here, let me help you: http://www.healthe-livingnews.com/articles/fda_approved_pharmaceutical_drugs_cause_death_.html

Do not consume anything man made that comes out of a cardboard box, plastic container, microwave or tin can.  Get water filtration systems for your homes. Get rid of your microwave ovens and Teflons as they kill food and add toxins to them. Learn to read and understand the damn ingredients before you put it in your or your child’s mouth and make sure you know what they are.  Do not ever consume anything with artificial anything especially sweeteners and for fucks sakes, STOP GIVING THAT SHIT TO YOUR CHILDREN at the very least.  You won’t give your 6 year old a cigarette yet processed sugar is just as bad if not worst than smoking in the long run but its accepted cause your TV tells you so. Do Some Shit!!!!

Or don’t. Your choice really. Frankly, there are 7 billion of us on earth and few less will do us good… especially the fucking stupid ones. 

Rich


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Run From the Cure

Great and informative clip: 
Bullshit, illogical laws have to be abolished. Fight illogical laws!!!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

2 Hour Intro for Jasper's Community Outreach Services

Giving a 2 hour Safe for Life demo at Jasper's Community Outreach Services November 30th 2011 featuring one of the few, one of the great.... Spartan Men played by none other than Senshido up and coming instructor Ryan Lackey!

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One of the participants volunteers to preempt off an encroachment during an attempt to deescalate the situation.

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Demonstrating the strength of the Shredder concept.


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Demonstrating a defense against a spontaneous attack after only 1.5 hours of instruction.


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Another one of the participants gives preemptive striking off a defusing strategy a shot (no pun intended.)


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A defense against a rear attack, still only after 1.5 hours of instruction and no previous self defense training.



Friday, December 2, 2011

The Illusion of the Street Fight




Through the years I have grown a disdain of the use of the term “street fight” when specifically referring to actual personal protection. This is not to say that criminal acts (assaults, batteries, muggings, ambushes, pick-pocketing, murders, etc.) do not occur on the actual streets of your respective locale, but too often people envision “street fight” as personal protection outside of their comfort zones (i.e. the term “street fight” often does not give allowances to violent crimes that happen inside the home/apartment, the workplace, the daycare center, the grocery store, the movie theater, a friend’s home, doctors office, etc.) and in some seedy part of town.

When I use the term “street fight”, typically I am referring to the ego-based fights and scuffles people actively and willfully engage in. Typically, you will find “street fights” in a populated environment (bar, on the actual street, etc.) due to the ego boost and false sense of respect and street credentials. Using this basic definition, almost all “street fights” can be avoided through intuition, awareness, verbal defusing, and letting go of your ego. In Senshido you will often hear the phrase “Self-Defense begins with the Self” and that “We are our own worst enemies.” These statements are not to be taken as simple philosophical clichés. The approach of a “street fight” will challenge us to deal with our inner demons, emotional baggage, past experiences and potentially open wounded doors without allowing them to be shut. Our egos can cause us to destroy ourselves more often and more severely than any “bad-guy” can. That is why we stress personal evolution, honest introspection and evaluation. If you don’t like it, change it. Simply put.

Through the years I have grown a disdain of the use of the term “street fight” when specifically referring to actual personal protection. This is not to say that criminal acts (assaults, batteries, muggings, ambushes, pick-pocketing, murders, etc.) do not occur on the actual streets of your respective locale, but too often people envision “street fight” as personal protection outside of their comfort zones (i.e. the term “street fight” often does not give allowances to violent crimes that happen inside the home/apartment, the workplace, the daycare center, the grocery store, the movie theater, a friend’s home, doctors office, etc.) and in some seedy part of town.

When I use the term “street fight”, typically I am referring to the ego-based fights and scuffles people actively and willfully engage in. Typically, you will find “street fights” in a populated environment (bar, on the actual street, etc.) due to the ego boost and false sense of respect and street credentials. Using this basic definition, almost all “street fights” can be avoided through intuition, awareness, verbal defusing, and letting go of your ego. In Senshido you will often hear the phrase “Self-Defense begins with the Self” and that “We are our own worst enemies.” These statements are not to be taken as simple philosophical clichés. The approach of a “street fight” will challenge us to deal with our inner demons, emotional baggage, past experiences and potentially open wounded doors without allowing them to be shut. Our egos can cause us to destroy ourselves more often and more severely than any “bad-guy” can. That is why we stress personal evolution, honest introspection and evaluation. If you don’t like it, change it. Simply put.

Some proposed “self-defense” instructors use the term “street fight” in order to elicit the ego of young males. They teach “in a street-fight, you want to do…” when the real message ought to be “use your intuition and awareness to avoid ego-based conflicts”. However, this message is sorely lacking in many RBSD systems, traditional/modern martial arts and MMA systems. It’s simply a marketing ploy used to stroke the egos of the customers (i.e. you). Don’t allow your ego to make your choice for personal protection training…it can have drastically negative effects.

Violence has no home. It knows no one gender, ethnic, culture, socio-economic, or social group. It knows no one location or genre. It is a plague that can and does infect every avenue of our lives. Our homes, our work, our religious institutions, our educational institutions, our political and law enforcement institutions, our stores, etc. Albeit this may seem to be “common sense”, understand that using the phrase “street fight” may paint an unrealistic picture of the location of violence and you may let your guard down.

In Senshido, we teach 3 basic levels of awareness in a color-code system: Code Green (in your safe home, with family and friends that you are safe around), Code Yellow (typically out and about during daylight hours, shopping, at work, etc.) and Code Red (in unfamiliar areas, at night, around people who set off your intuition with negative vibes, hostile physical/verbal behaviors, etc.). You will fluctuate in and out of these different stages of awareness depending on a multiple of variables. For example, if you are in an abusive relationship, you might be in Code Red (hyper aware) in your own home, because your significant other is having a violent episode, etc. This is where real personal protection training should be focusing on, the normal person in their everyday circumstances. You can learn techniques until Jesus comes back, but if it is not holistic training and does not speak directly to you and your emotional/psychological makeup, then you are shortchanging yourself.

Instead of preparing for a “street fight”, I encourage you to become an active member in your own life. Learn personal protection skills, by all means, but let them be used as a vehicle to better you internally. Love yourself and love life. One of the mantras for Senshido Alaska is train realistically to survive reality – and that includes all the areas of one’s life.
Much love and respect,

Malachi 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Don't Care! But I do respect...



I Don't Care! But I do respect...
                                                    
Ok, so let's get this out in the open right from the get go, stay with me on this one.  I do not care about which God you believe in or what  religious beliefs you have, I do not care about your political preferences, or if you are of dark skin, light skin, or if you eat meat or don't eat meat. Hell, I don't care if you are a man or a woman, girl or a boy. Regardless of what you believe in or where you come from, I choose to respect every person and their beliefs based on them as an individual, how they act and how they treat others. So why the rant, well without going into the particulars at great length, recently I was asked a question which I found rather pathetic and ignorant.

Before I reveal the question here is the background for why it was asked. I have recently been receiving a fair bit of positive exposure locally, and have been approached by various organisations to teach Women's Self Protection and Violence Prevention seminars. In light of this I was asked the following by a person that will remain anonymous, " What would I do if the seminar was for a group of  Muslim women or even a bunch of feminists", it was a slightly tongue in cheek comment but one in which I feel necessary to explore further.

Well firstly I thought it was laughable that someone would be surprised that a feminist group would want to learn how to protect themselves, after all Im sure they fit the requirement for a Women's only seminar quite nicely. And why the hell shouldn't they want to gain the necessary education, knowledge and physical skills to protect themselves and their loved ones, don't they have every right to.
So what about the group of Muslim women? Exactly, what about it! At no stage would it ever cross my mind that this could be a problem, why the friggin hell would it. People, wake the fark up, we live in the year 2011!!! Get this fact in your heads if it is a problem for you, WE LIVE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, embrace it and be glad for it.



My best friend is a Muslim, and at times I am asked if my views would be different on these such matters if this were not the case, and I always remind these ignorant people that it is I who choose to be friends with this person, because on the inside he is an honest, caring human being and a bloody awesome bloke. His colour and religious beliefs play no part in our relationship. So long as society continues to be fed these ridiculous statements things will not change, but the same people will on the other hand say they want their children to grow up in a safe, and happy world free of hate and violence. If we want to see these wishes come true, change needs to start with ourselves, be the change you want to see.

So once again I don't care  for any of the above personal individual beliefs. A person's beliefs should be respected, just as you and I wish our beliefs to be respected. If this is a problem for you, then maybe it is time you looked at yourself, and challenge your own insecurities. So long as an individual wants to learn self protection for the right reasons, regardless of colour, race, religion etc,  I will provide them with the same passion and determination I show any other person.

I am often  asked why I enjoy teaching self protection so much, and I can give many reasons, but the most rewarding thing is I get to do what I love whilst making a difference to the lives of others for the better along the way, using self defence as the vehicle. Senshido affiliates all over the world are helping improve lives daily, SELF DEFENCE THROUGH SELF DEVELOPMENT. 
Through teaching self protection we are constantly able to meet and create friendships with people from all walks of life, and we are afforded the opportunity to do what we love, I mean what could possibly be more fun than getting to apply the Shredder on a different person on a regular basis!

DO SOME SHIT.....

Corey 'creamy pawes' Hawes
Advanced Self Defence Newcastle
Senshido Australia

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Absolutely Brilliant:

Couldn't agree more.
Listen with your heart and not your Asshole.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Got KIDS?!?! Wanna protect 'em some?


A must see for any parent and parent to be in order to make an educated, researched based decision as opposed to a LAZY ASS MYOPIC SHEEP FOLLOWING ONE. Up to you though...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

To All Canucks...

Please.... stop the stupidity and sign the petition:



To Canada’s Provincial Premiers:

As concerned citizens we urge you to immediately declare your opposition to Conservative Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s backwards crime bill that will cost Provinces and taxpayers many millions of tax dollars -- wasting our money on a law that isn't needed and that won't make Canada safer.  

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_harpers_cruel_crime_bill/?fnTXjcb&pv=16


Thank you.


Senshido Canada

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The new kid in town...

Greetings, my Senshido brothers and sisters;

I am new in town, STOKED to be here, and anxious to start doing sh*t as a member of Team Senshido!

I am borderline-retarded on matters of blogging and such, so if anyone out there has any advice to help me get up-to-speed, it will be well-received and appreciated.

Cheers!

Brian

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Health? Moderation? Get informed!


Too brilliant not to share. From my bro Scott Sonnon off his Facebook Wall:
“Whenever I post strong proof not to consume man made ingestibles vs real FOOD, inevitably someone visiting our discussion posts, "All things in moderation," as a defense for consuming unhealthy substances.



The ancient Greek imperative scrawled over Apollo's temple at Delphi was actually: "Nothing in Excess" (and "Know Thyself.")

Consider the formula of the logical fallacy: “Nothing excessively” does not equal “Everything moderately.  Things which are healthy for you can become unhealthy if done excessively, but things which are unhealthy for you cannot become healthy if done in moderation.”
Scott Sonnon 


Some Very Valuable Information:



Research, learn, grow, evolve.... stop following, start leading your lives. Self defense BEGINS WITH THE SELF!!!!!  

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Greater Good Movie


An absolute must see. 

The most revealing documentary on vaccines today showing both sides of the coin allowing the viewer to make the educated decision, a must for any parent to watch:

Hemp, Cannabis oil Cures Cancer again:





Hemp oil kills cancer once again: DO YOUR RESEARCH FOLKS! Stop being sheep and believing everything you are told and RESEARCH SHIT!!!!!!








FACT: There has never been a documented human fatality from overdosing on cannabis in recorded history. However, the synthetic THC pill Marinol produced by Big Pharma as a substitute for marijuana was cited by the FDA as being responsible for 4 of the 11,687 deaths from 17 different FDA approved drugs between January 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005.








As per Paul Zenchuk: "We have an endocannabinoid system which is part of our immune system. Our cannabinoids protect us from strokes, traumas and tumors, the cannabinoids in THC bind and fit perfect in our cannabinoid receptor sites. THC gives us more cannabinoids supercharging our immune systems and rejuvinating organs, they bring the body back into homeostasis. Cannabinoids kill cancer by autophagy and apoptosis. Most cancers are reversed by cannabis oil, the governments and pharmacies know this and that is why cannabis is illegal."