Identify your attacker, the A to J method.

‘The A to J Method’ Scrolling through the week’s newspapers today, I came across an article written about a recent spate of attacks in the South Dublin area. The article broadly states the following: The Irish police force – an Garda Síochana – have issued a warning to people in the area to be vigilant due to the increase in such attacks over the past few weeks. Both men, and […]

Verbal Diffusion-A students perspective

De-escalation – its importance – and why it’s a bastard to get to grips with. A lot of people who read this will, I am sure, agree that avoidance is a lot less messy in the grand scheme of things than getting dragged into the sort of shit we ultimately have very little control over. But we’re all human, and we all see red when the right buttons get pushed. […]

Awareness, do you practice what you preach?

My Belgium brother Eric Lemaire, senshido and ACDS Instructor  once told me: “Self-defence, in a nutshell, boils down to three things: Who you are,  Where you are,  What you are doing there. The more I thought about this, the more sense it made to me. Let’s explore this statement for a minute: Let us introduce our imaginary friend Joe Bloggs and use him as an example: Joe Bloggs works as […]

EDCS (NON FIREARM) AND ALL THE CRAP FLOATING AROUND THIS.

We love our toys, I’m the first… how we love to show our friends the new “emerson” we carry. Looks great clipped on ready to go. Some of you might have other toys. Why not? It’s easy to sell instructionals/manuals/workshops and more… Man does it look good when the guy draws in one fluid motion and starts to thrust slash backcut the “invisible” foe in front of him…. One thing […]

The most common modern-day attack:

Upon reading the title, one might conjure a vision of a new breed of MMA-trained bad guys, terrorists using Kalashnikovs and suicide vests. Truth is that, while those are (sadly) becoming common occurrences, monetary crimes are still king (and I am not talking about being held up at an ATM by a gun-toting criminal nor mugged in a dark alley by some junkie needing cash for his fix). While Personal […]

Networking hahahahahaha

Nothing against building contacts. But really… I never gave a flying fuck on a rolling donut what my “peers” think about what I do. I never needed anyone’s approval besides my clients. We, in the early days, looked forward. We developed and could not care less what others did or not do or said or not say. I always felt it gave me total teaching freedom. No rent, never had […]

WHY SHOULD I DO CLASSES ON TOP OF SEMINARS?

Because at seminars you barely scratch the top of senshido. You can take 75 of them, you will have made yourself a huge favor by increasing your survivability dramatically.  Periodical semis are the best for people that don’t or won’t train on a regular basis.  Semis don’t make you a senshido apprentice or certainly not an instructor (Laughable).  Doing a senshido class on a regular basis will however change a […]

Senshido’s top 10 safety tips

Having been contacted by many organisations, newspapers and radio stations asking about safety tips, and knowing that not everyone can make it to a seminar or self defence class, I have decided to put this together to share with everyone. None of this information belongs to any one person, group, or organisation, but it is what we teach at Senshido seminars. This is not about self defence, a term I use loosely (The […]