The meaning of “having access to a senshido instructor”

First understand the “cred”. Your instructor has something money can’t buy. A handful of cash and a few weekend seminars don’t do it. Ask our newest members Jani and Jurgen. The senshido instructor is not politicalized nor cares about what the rest of the world does, he really does not give a crap about backslapping with famous people, or getting his picture taken, He/she has an understanding of combat and […]

Disturbing trend… Are we making the “shredder stupid” AKA when the shredder goes against the 5Ps of senshido?

Huh? During my experimentation with bladed and blunt weapons, this phenomena would happen…. ¬†When a guy had a tool, it became his fixation to use it. He forgot everything he learnt about unarmed combat and he basically only worked his “tool”…. ignoring and /or forgetting to integrate all his other hand to hand skills. Well… dunno how to break it to you folks but watching clips after clips the same […]

Kids and self defense

They only need 2 things…. Where not to be standing, and how to create/maintain distance. Unless they have a complete grasp of the application of that concept, everything else is bullshit. Please spare me the horse feces (I was told shit was a 4 letter word than offends pussies) with effective striking and all that jazz being spewed out there is pretty much pointless without the core concept mentioned above […]

Thank you, from Senshido Internationals newest members.

  A few words from Senshido Internationals newest member Jani Luukkonen. Jani and Jurgan were officially brought into our family as team members and certified instructors yesterday 24 May 2015 They have been assistant instructors for several years under the Senshido Europe team, they are dedicated, passionate and have worked extremely hard to get to where they are now. We want to welcome you guys to the family. Well deserved […]

Fighting Back: Personal Safety for Survival

An excellent coverage on Senshido self-defense, featuring Senshido Alaska’s own, Malachi Bond who has been teaching women at the local YWCA practical self-defense tactics to stay safe. If you didn’t know what we’re about, the video and interview pretty much sums it up.

Integrity vs commercially viable self protection programs

First, this is my personal opinion, if the shoe fits.. wear it. real self protection, admittedly is not “palatable”. The potential purchaser clings to a perception acquired in the media, TV and cinema. The topic makes him uncomfortable, the real issues makes him uncomfortable. In other words, serious self protection training is a nightmare to market. What I loved about my situation is that I never banked on my teaching […]

Fit enough or not? conditioning and its relationship to self protection

As oppose to Connor Mc Gregor who is prepping for Jose Aldo, you don’t have prior knowledge of when the next drooler will jump you or where you will be. Therefore you need to be in an acceptable condition all the time. It is impossible to be in peak condition all year round. And if you pull it off, you will have sacrificed your tactical training (Counter ambush simulation and […]


The job of your personal protection instructor is to make you an escape artist. The better trained you are the smoother your escape. You will slip out of conflicts without engagement. Which is the culmination of a well evaluated situation and it’s appropriate reaction. If you have to engage (“Have to” is key here), it will probably be because you unwittingly painted yourself in a situational “corner” (Zigged instead of […]