April 11th 1994, I opened Senshido International. It’s been 21 years exactly this weekend and the journey has been nothing short of a pure mind blowing adrenaline ride. It feels like I’ve lived 7 different lifetimes in those 21 years. I was told I was never going to make it by most everyone. I was […]
The demand for my 2 days a week group class has been higher than expected so I will be increasing the number of participants per class to a limit of 20 instead of 10 and if the classes maintain their popularity, I will probably add a 3rd one in the week as well. Classes […]
I will officially be offering private lessons available 7 days a week during opening hours (posted below) as well as teaching 2 purely self defense/personal protection group classes per week at Senshido International’s new home and headquarters; A1A Training Center located at 1201 90th Avenue Lasalle, Québec run by Senshido International Team leader Wes Derequito. I […]
One of the greatest things I’ve learned in the last few years, is that for one, the more scientifically literate I become, the more money I save. Direct result, cutting out such a monumental part of everyday bullshit that plagues so much of people’s lives it is truly, utterly astounding. The second part is that […]
What do you train for? Speaking of course, from a self defense, personal protection and self preservation perspective. I ask this because I notice people train differently and seemingly for differing kinds of circumstances and situational predicaments I can only assume are based on their lifestyles and concerns within. Some focus mainly on the physical […]
I don’t know about other self defense instructors out there but for me, this has been and is one hell of a tough job. Maybe I’m sensitive, I don’t know, but dealing with the violence and its trail of victims, dealing with the politics of the industries and topping it off with the feeling that […]
Fighting or Self Defense? Is it better to strike with a closed fist or an open hand? Are kicks useful for self defense? What about high ones? Can pure grappling be applied in a real fight? Is this move/technique/combo/strike/submission effective/efficient? Is this art/style/system good for self defense? Should the knock-out blow be the primary concern? […]
The 5 Principles of Physical Retaliation AKA “The Shredder” Once struck, there are generally 5 different reactions a human being will have after getting struck. The individual who has been struck can react in one or more of these ways. In no particular order they are: To create distance.The individual hit will back up and move away […]
REGARDING CERTIFICATION I am still receiving lots of requests and questions regarding certification and as thankful as I am for the interest, I am no longer certifying anyone in anything, and as things stand, I don’t plan to again. I do not market a style or system or singular methodology, I purely teach personal protection […]
Imagine what if…..
What if instead of bombarding people with ads on TV of countless pharmaceuticals, fast and processed foods, they bombarded us with ads on the health benefits of free range, organic meats and produce as well as how a healthy lifestyle avoids the need for such medicines in the first place?
The following incident occurred on June 26, 2009 and I wrote about it as soon as I got home. What this incident perfectly illustrates is that self defense encompasses and deals with much, much more than a physical defensive response; it requires enhanced awareness, the ability to spontaneously improvise moment to moment as a situation […]
Functional Combative Drill training manual, NOW AVAILABLE in the shop section, $12 or FREE with any other purchase and at all times. Also check out the DVD download of the same title as an excellent accompanying training tool. “Functional Combative Drills is an excellent source for anyone wishing to increase their combative skill set. These […]