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, September 23, 2013

Blog Closed.

I have decided to end this blog but it will remain as an archive.  There will be no more posts here for an indefinite time. I have officially retired from the martial arts/self defense world and am no longer teaching nor have the passion or desire to do so.

I also have absolutely nothing to do with the current state or direction of Senshido International.  I have walked away from it entirely and have passed the proverbial 'torch' if you will (if there was ever such a thing to begin with) to Ara Academy founder and personally certified by me at the original Montreal location where it all began in the spring of 1994, Wesley Derequito. Good luck brother.

Richard Dimitri
September 2013