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, March 14, 2011

Personal evolution through ego awareness....

"What grasped me the most was the recognition of my ego, I noticed during the confrontation while I was approached and had my space invaded, it was my ego that took over immediately.  That was very revealing." said Robert Worsfield of Parks Canada.  "This was an amazing seminar, it's exactly what I was looking for, something that dealt more with the mind and humanity of self protection." stated Marc Eliot... and another great day on the job.  Great not because the participants could Shred anyone to pieces if necessary... not because I had effectively and efficiently taught them how to hurt, cripple and possibly kill another human being in self defense, but because they left that workshop with much to think about, consider and re-evaluate.

They got deeper in touch with who they were, with our mortality, our place on this earth, the ripple effect of our every thought and action... and of course, greater personal protection skills second to none. Naturally, in mid seminar, I decided to shred myself once again... this time it was demonstrating how I shredded myself in the last seminar in Barrie Ontario but this is neither here nor there really so... um... enjoy the pic of my self Shredulation.
True self defense can be taught to any age, gender or limitability, Shred away brother!

Notice the similar position of the one being Shredded... the reaction is extremely similar in almost every individual Shredded world wide, panic arms flailing and total disorientation.

Throat strike off a one arm lapel threat...
Flinching off the passive stance with a jam, palm to the face & thumb to the eye off a sucker punch

Double handed lapel grab thwarted by a deflective jam,immobilization of the head and palm/Shredding start.

Ouch... lmao... 


  1. Obviously another amazing seminar by Mr. Rich Dimitri. I think those of us who have had the pleasure of being shredded my Rich should form our own club. Keep spreading the word Rich! I am honoured to be associated with Senshido International.

  2. Thanks brother, like wise... eh, how come your name doesn't say, Pac it in Man?