“The Art of Fighting Without Fighting”

Conflict Management, Violence Prevention and Trauma Sensitive Teaching Certification

MAKE NO MISTAKE PLEASE: This course has nothing to do with Senshido or Safe International.

This is a private certification course for professionals who are and can presently and actively incorporate the information and materials into a current running program, class, course, curriculum, seminar, lectures etc. of any kind. No athleticism, martial arts or self defense experience is necessary.

This is NOT for the currently unemployed or the certificate collector, nor is it for those who want to learn how to fight or add a few new, cool tricks to their systems or styles.  This is a masters level type course specifically designed to show the participants how to apply, share and/or teach the information provided to those with no prior experience, those who perhaps have already unfortunately been victimised, those deemed vulnerable in societies as well as those who work in high risk occupations and the like.

This is the most comprehensive and detailed ‘self defense’ certification of its kind and is thus offered twice per year, to strictly 6 participants per certification of our choosing (based on your entries), and only held on the south shore of Montreal at a location that will strictly be divulged to the participants who have been selected on the week before the course.


As stated above, the certification course will be held twice a year; June and August (exact dates to be announced). We will be accepting all applicants based on the above criteria for both certifications between August 1st to October 31st, to which only 6 will be selected for each certification.  That’s 6 participants for June and 6 participants for August. Please note in your applications which certification month you prefer to apply for, June or August. Please note that we can’t guarantee you will be accepted into the month preferred as it depends on numbers!

The course is 8 hours a day, over 4 days, from a Friday morning to a Monday evening 9am to 5pm.   Lunch, healthy snacks, unhealthy snacks, coffee, tea, fruit juice, water (which are all included in the cost) are provided and consumed throughout the 8-hour session. There will be only short bathroom/smoke breaks.


This course has nothing to do with martial arts or combatives nor does it cover any technical applications of any kind, no gimmicks, suits, clever acronyms and the like. This course goes way beyond the scope of pure and applied self defense.  Over 90% of the information provided is theoretical and highly interactive.

The small portion of physical skills covered are 100% in accordance with the adrenal stress condition phase and are rooted in human instincts and autonomic responses in relation to violence and are minimally fine tuned to enhance any human being’s survivability while considering any individual’s personal limitations. Let us be clear if the above wasn’t already: there is very little physical training done in this course. Anyone who understands the realities of violence understands that the delivery system in pure and applied self defense is not physical as the physical is incidental; it is psychological, behavioural and emotional.

The information shared and taught is not artistic, stylistic, systematic or manufactured; it is factual and based in science, human anatomy, physiology and psychology in relation to conflict and violence literally transcending styles, systems, cultures and race. The entire foundation is predicated on human behaviour, morality, ethics and the law making the information adaptable with minimal alteration for any field of endeavour or geographical location.

Conflict is broken down and dissected from every individual’s perspective including the attacker, the defender, witnesses, camera angles, family members, friends, acquaintances and the various characters of the law.


The total and only cost (no renewal fees, no monthly or yearly fees) for the 4 days including breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks for each day: $4000 Canadian. Travel, accommodations and transportation is on the participant. We will gladly assist in finding affordable accommodations that are close to the location when the time comes.

Deferred (monthly) payments are available.  Paypal or Email transfer payments only. No credit cards, no personal checks. Balance can be paid in CASH on the day of.


Once selected for the course, you will be required to pay a 20% ($800 CDN) non-refundable down payment for your spot within 1 week of your selection (or your spot goes to the next applicant on the list). The remaining balance is to be paid by the start day of the certification.  No balance? No course. No Exceptions. You will be refunded the rest of your balance (if any) minus the $800 non-refundable down payment reserved for your spot and sent on your way.

Refunds are strictly given for medical and family emergencies with proof of some kind, sorry, but we’ve dealt with enough fucking assholes, as we’re sure you must have as well, and this is said with Peace and Love! Peace and Love! I don’t trust anyone, so nothing personal.  Peace and Love!

You are required to record the information (with a signed agreement not to sell in anyway shape or form what is recorded or reproduce material wise in any kind of instructional manner such as videos or books etc.) this is for you to turn back to at anytime and revise.

If this sounds right for you, shoot us an email before the deadlines outlined above and we will send you a list of questions to answer and send back to us NO LATER THAN October 31st. Based on your answers and our correspondence, you will either be selected after the application periods, or not.  Selection of Participants will be made by November 15th. DO NOT SEND ANY APPLICATIONS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1st AND JULY 31st please, they will be deleted with Peace and Love! Peace and Love!

Only those selected will be contacted, the rest won’t hear from us, so you can assume that by the expiry date selected and the names of those who have made the certification course listed here at the time of, you were not selected so please, no messages or emails asking us if you made the cut, we will be deleting them all with no response. Peace and Love! Peace and Love!

* “Peace and Love! Peace and Love!” is a Howard Stern reference only fans will get.

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Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

Rich and Pam


Testimonials from the August 2019 Certification

“I spent the last four days at The Violence Prevention, Conflict Management and Trauma Sensitive Teaching Intensive certification course with Richard Dimitri and Pamela Armitage, and every human should GO TO THIS COURSE!

I can assure you, training with Rich and Pam changes Everything. This course turns the industry upside down.

It was 36 hours of deeply personal instruction. It is a masters in de-escalation and strategies for the prevention of every eventuality in the kaleidoscope of violence.”

– Benjamin David Myers


“Richard and Pam’s course is nothing short of unique. I’ve studied martial arts, combat sports and self defence for +20 years, and none address the issue of violence (its causes, prevention, and management) in its totality as fully or as comprehensively as what Rich and Pam do. Violence management is 70% psychological, 20% emotional and 10% physical. Unlike other courses which just address the physical and pay lip service to the rest, ripping you off by 90%, this course addresses self defence 100% in all its aspects. The majority of this course isn’t physical, but rather the emphasis is on navigating through the emotional and psychological chaos that is associated with violence, pre and post contact phase. This course isn’t for those who want to get another certificate. This course is an opportunity to truly improve one’s understanding of the handling of violence so that they’re in a better position to walk in peace and help others do the same. Rich and Pam really care about people, and if you care about helping yourself and people in the self defense industry, this course is for you.”

– Andrew Chan