Richard Dimitri began his martial arts journey at the age of 6. By 21 he’d acquired instructor certifications and black belts in several forms of martial arts and combative disciplines which lead him into various careers that spanned over 2 decades in the fields of private and corporate security, executive protection and bouncer.
Richard continued his journey into the depths of counter-violence, researching & formulating a functional for all methodology of self-protection predicated on human behaviour in relation to violence and on April 11th 1994, opened his first and only gym, the infamous Senshido School, a tactical urban combat and defence system in the heart of downtown Montreal, Canada.
In under 5 years of operation, his notoriety and reputation as being the ‘Howard Stern’ of the martial arts & self defence industry due to his no holds barred attitude and brutal honesty, quickly earned him the reputation of being one of the top and most sought out violence prevention, management and defence tactics experts in the world until present day.
Richard has to date released over 30 instructional videos and self-published several books. His book In Total Defence of the Self was dubbed as “One of the best books ever written on self defence” by Black Belt Magazine’s contributing editor, Mr. Lito Angeles.