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.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Share your experiences, thoughts and opinions, be heard

We are looking to gather an array of intelligent people with varying differing beliefs all discussing and debating for the greater good of humanity, providing an open and comfortable platform with no judgement or personal insults but respect with the notion that we're all in it for the greater good.... the more the merrier.... like Tupac Shakur said, we may not change the world, but we can certainly help spark the minds that will... help up spark minds by speaking yours....

Share your experiences, feel free to discuss & debate all topics of human (HUMAN...NOT technological, but our species, humanity) improvement & evolution like self defense, martial arts, personal safety, personal health, combative or non combative sports, systems and disciplines, the law, training, conditioning, health, diet, nutrition, medical, ailments, dis-ease, politics, government, corruption, religion, spirituality, atheism, racism, crime, economics, poverty, peace, war, world issues, cultures, anything to do with Human betterment, improvement and evolution as a COLLECTIVE and as whole.

The objective? To provoke thought, to challenge personal beliefs, to encourage questioning, research and open the mind in ways it normally never would.... confusing sometimes sure, but much more often than not, this "confusion" causes questioning and these questions require search and that search uncovers things otherwise would have remained un-found or un-explored within one's very own self and that... in my most humble of opinions, is the essence of self evolution... the root of it... personal introspection. The ability to sacrifice who we are today for who we can become tomorrow using the Bruce Lee's proverbial mantra as the vehicle of personal growth: "Absorb what is useful, add what is specifically of your own, and disregard the rest" all the while "Using no way as way and having no limitations as limitations." 

For the fans amongst you, forget for a minute who said those words, forget the Bruce Lee stigma, forget the sterotype, the martial artist, hell, forget the man entirely for a moment and look at the words again, 

"Absorb what is useful, add what is specifically of your own, and disregard the rest" all the while "Using no way as way and having no limitations as limitations." 

read them, let them sink in., understand them beyond the realm of simple language and linguistics.... otherwise, the essence is lost.  

So if you feel like you can have a heated debate, have your beliefs challenged, have your thoughts provoked, shake the foundational root of your staus quo and the do the exact same thing to others in a respectful and polite manner regardless your more than welcomed levels of passion and fire, then please, help us spark each other as well as other readers and lurker's minds some:

The Senshido International Forum

In 2006, I began a thread called "The Good Deeds Thread", the thread grew and grew, which was pretty cool, and one day in 2008, I was contacted by an individual who shared with me that they had chosen not to end their life via suicide after having decided to do so for a long while because that particular thread, and I quote, "Renewed my faith in mankind".... that's one person who never even posted, just "lurked" on our forum who chose to contact me and kindly let me know the profound effect it had on their life.  Who knows how many are out there reading, lurking, and what they are picking up.... so put your best foot forward and come share your experiences as they may one day save someone's life without you even knowing about it..... :`)

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