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“CERTIFICATIONS”

Posted: April 25, 2015

The growing demands for affiliations and certifications have been too great for me to ignore and I have been turning people down and sending them to Senshido International’s new Team leader Wes Derequito for official certifications and to join the international team, as I had decided not to offer a certification program any longer. This […]

Happy Birthday Senshido International

Posted: April 12, 2015

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 […]

Lasalle Classes Updates

Posted: April 9, 2015

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 […]

Montreal Classes

Posted: March 11, 2015

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 […]

Truth: Strictly for those than can cope

Posted: March 11, 2015

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 […]

At what level of ‘Self Defense’ will you settle?

Posted: March 4, 2015

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 […]

Damned if you do or don’t.

Posted: February 20, 2015

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?!?

Posted: February 8, 2015

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: REBOOTED

Posted: February 5, 2015

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 […]

Updates

Posted: February 5, 2015

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 […]