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, May 26, 2012

Capitalism at its finest

Capitalism at its finest:

1. Bank of America took $336 billion in bailouts in 2009, but in 2010, flush with $4.4 billion in profits, it paid no taxes. Even Forbes magazine asked, how is that possible? Probably thanks to their 115 offshore tax havens.

2. Boeing just received $35 billion from our government to build 179 airborne tankers, but despite nearly $10 billion in profits from 2008 to 2010, it too paid no taxes, again thanks to foreign tax havens.

3. Citicorp took $476 billion from the bailout and then made monster profits in 2010, yet it paid no taxes, thanks to 427 subsidiaries in tax havens like the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

4. Exxon/Mobil, received huge oil subsidies from the government and earned $45 billion in 2009 but paid no taxes, again thanks to stashing profits in places like the Bahamas and Singapore.

5. Google utilizes a technique that moves most of its income through Ireland and Netherlands to Bermuda, making its tax rate 2.3 percent. 

6. Mega Pharmaceuticals Merck earned $9 billion in profits and paid no taxes in 2010, while Pfizer (largest drug maker) owed $10 billion in taxes but found the necessary loopholes to pay no taxes, thanks to its offshore subsidiaries in places like Luxembourg and the Isle of Jersey. 

7. News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch’s media monolith that owns Fox News avoids paying American taxes through its 152 subsidiaries in tax havens from the British Virgin Islands to Hong Kong.

8. Verizon, despite making $24.2 billion in pre-tax US income, paid no taxes and actually claimed a federal refund of $1.3 billion for the last two years, again all thanks to those offshore subsidiaries. 

9. Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank in the US, which took $107 billion in bailouts, wrote off all its losses by acquiring Wachovia, thus paying no taxes. Yet its CEO earned $5.6 million in cash for his salary and $13 million in stock.

A Potential Alternative providing Humanity can get its head out of its ass. Humanity needs to redefine it's meaning for the word "reward" I believe.... I like the premise of the following clip and even as it stands, I believe it to be a much better and more evolved option that the garbage we've created and managed to sustain much to 80% of the world's population's poverty and famine....

How about no excuses for war, economic based crimes, and communal collective evolution of our species as reward for starters? How about the certainty that every human being on earth has access to clean food, water, air, shelter, love and freedom of movement? Those are pretty motivational and rewarding to me.... 

Humanity has to first evolve itself passed its own ego to be able to even conceive a notion of a higher-self functioning society.... 

Banned From Facebook! lolol....

Today, May 26th 2012, the Senshido International Blog has been officially 'banned' from Facebook for being "Unsafe" and "Abusive".

ROTFLMFAO.... Fuck em.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Are grains necessary?

Minus the corn. ;`)

The simple answer is No. They are not. There are essential amino acids, essential fats and essential proteins but there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. The following article is an excellent and highly informative one on the consumption or lack there of; of grains in all forms.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Senshido Alaska Now Offering Classes At The Mountain View Boys and Girls Club

Senshido Alaska’s

Together We Stand Youth Empowerment Program
Teen Spartan Program
Adult Reality-Based Self-Defense Classes are held at:

The Mountain View Boys and Girls Club Multipurpose Room

·      Teen and Youth Classes are free for Boys and Girls Club Members

Group Courses Offered

Please call 907-575-4952 for info and to book a FREE TRIAL CLASS:

SUNDAY: (Topics covered: Fundamentals of Personal Protection, Assault Prevention)

                                                YOUTH/TEENS - (ages 8 to 17) 1:30-2:30pm

ADULTS - (ages 13+) 2:45-4:00pm

MONDAY: (Topics covered: Grappling, Ground Fighting, Boxing and Kickboxing)

YOUTH/TEENS - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

ADULTS - 6:30 to 8pm




Drop In Fee: $20 a class

1 Month/30 days: $75 all taxes & classes included


For more info or reservations please call 907-575-4952 or Email:
Classes Begin Sunday, May 20th

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Senshido Montreal Seminar CLIP:

We are a movement for peace but that doesn't mean we will not defend ourselves or anyone else in need if and when the time comes.  We will give a moral, legal and ethical way out but if the threat is still in our face after we've given it the benefit of the doubt; to quote Axl Rose.... "Hmmm, well....heh heh heh"

It's WHAT.. WE,, DO!

Back To the Start; Montreal, Toronto, Barrie:

Back where it all began.... funny the sign's still there. 1994-2006.

The Montreal Crew, great to see old friends again. What a wicked trip down memory lane.

Toronto Crew at Synergy Martial Arts owned by my bro John Kolakovic.

Old friends reunite, The Gritis and I together again!

Day 2 Toronto.

Part of my family with 2 new additions to the family, Laval Martin and Shaka Harper!


More of my extended family in Montreal at day 2 of the seminars.