‘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

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.

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

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

  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

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

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


Apr 2015


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