"The Art of Fighting Without Fighting"

Conflict Management, Violence Prevention and Trauma Sensitive Certification

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

"I spent the last 4 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 deescalation and strategies for the prevention of every eventuality in the kaleidoscope of violence."

- Benjamin David Myers

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 defence experience is necessary.

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 defence’ 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.


The course is held twice a year.

NEXT SCHEDULED COURSES: June & August 2020 (exact dates to be announced soon).

We are taking all applications for both certification weekends until October 31st and 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 are applying for, June or August.  * We can't guarantee you will be accepted into the month preferred.

The course is 8 hours a day, from Friday to Monday 9 AM to 5 PM.   Lunch, healthy snacks, unhealthy snacks, coffee, tea, fruit juice, water (which are all included in the cost) are provided throughout. There are a 3-4 ten minute bathroom/smoke breaks.

WHAT TO EXPECT (and not to expect)

This course has nothing to do with martial arts, fighting, combatives nor does it cover any technical applications of any kind. This course goes way beyond the scope of pure and applied self defence.  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, 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.

Anyone who understands the realities of violence understands that the delivery system in pure and applied self defence is not physical as the physical manifestations are purely incidental; it is psychological, behavioural and emotional.

The information shared and taught is not opinion based, artistic, stylistic, systematic or manufactured; it is academically factual. It is 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 you are 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 ass-holes, as we're sure you must have as well, and this is said with Peace and Love! Peace and Love!

You are permitted 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

"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.

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 defence industry, this course is for you."

- Andrew Chan


"There is no one else in this industry that looks so deeply at these aspect of human conflict independent of style or system. This industry produces fighters and that is fine. But, everyone’s self-defense needs are different. The elderly, youth, women all deal with violence in different ways. Rich and Pam understand these facts perfectly. Their training addresses the underlying principles and concepts that drive violence."

- Thilo Steinke


"This course was so much more than I could have ever expected. It is invaluable."

- Mario Tacheci
Czech Republic