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.
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.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The thing is, since birth we are 'moderately; ingesting, breathing and pumping toxins into our bodies.
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.
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.
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!!!!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
One of the participants volunteers to preempt off an encroachment during an attempt to deescalate the situation.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
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.
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.
DO SOME SHIT.....
Corey 'creamy pawes' Hawes
Advanced Self Defence Newcastle
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
“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.”
Some Very Valuable Information:
Friday, November 4, 2011
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."