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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 to buy expensive equipement, never marketed (nothing wrong with it) and left my clients happy and empowered. That simple, all I cared about. What I teach now is different than what I taught in the past. It has evolved and will change in the future. So chase me to do what I’m doing and when you figure it out? I’ll be on something else.

I find it humorous when I see who wants to join a group and it says “member of 14 groups”. If you have enough time to keep up with 14 groups maybe you should train more. Really?

2014-10-13 20The group hug pictures are great memories, but so many of them are floating… who gives a shit anyway. Lots of people love the “I’ll take my picture with XXXX and people will think I’m a regular student or an instructor!” Good if they think you are that famous… flattering as fuck. Before you know it 80% of what they teach is your material and NO… you don’t see 80% of the money. Should we start harping like most of this trade do…. “He’s using my stuff!” At the rate the DVDS are flying, Richard should be happy. I’m not aware of what arrangements are in place, but I assume everyone gives his cut. Right? If not… well maybe you should re-check your premise. Anyhow I hate this part of the biz and Rich and Wes should not even have to ask.

The real Senshido is only taught in a class context, the only place where true experimentation can occur and concepts evolved. Certainly not over a keyboard. Speaking for some of us, we rather train than talk about it. That simple.  The Germany experiment proved that.

Senshido class = degree in medecine
Semis = First aid class with CPR…. Keyboard = I watch ER once a week…. good comparaisons.

Drive forward and don’t look back. Eagles fly alone, pigeons congregate on a statue of someone in the past and shit all over each other

Ahhh the shit we do for approval

                                                                                                   The Malevolent preacher

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 it’s general principles, he or she seeks to empower and does not care how he or she do it. It takes years. We really are oblivious to whether the rest of the industry loves us or not. Opinions are like assholes, everyone’s got one.

In the wonderful world of martial arts… franchising does work, for lots of outfits, like the Mc Donald franchising model…. people buy franchises… It’s a win-win for both parties. It works. No sarcasm. In the arts it is called an affiliation. It is a formula and/or a template. All parties can benefit of each other’s contacts and when the programs are good, the word gets spread quickly and good things happen. At Mc D… you don’t need to be a cook to make a good burger, the formula is on the wall. And it’s a good thing. We need this, and the people we associate with are very competent.

SENSHIDO MAKES ZERO$ ON INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. What does that mean? You are being part of an organism where you cannot buy in. This is powerful. So Jurgen and Jani… welcome aboard, your students will see and benefit from your teachings.

Senshido is not a martial art. It’s a lifestyle and a way of thinking that transcend into people’s life.

Ssenshido instructorenshido instructors, are not cooking recipes, They are generating them, They have the tools to work with a group and make it work with or without equipement, anywhere. They were chosen, not on their ability to generate revenues or the their potential to do so, but on pure ability, attitude and the desire to make a difference in their community.

People will stand around and whine “I wanna be an instructor!” with a handful of cash… The day we will let those in…  will be the day this amazing philosophy dies.

The Malevolent preacher