Senshido/Combative Science Technologies
Richard Dimitri is considered to be one of the world's leading authorities on personal protection and hand to hand combat. His martial arts training dates back to 1975 and he has been teaching since 1987.
Richard secured himself as one of the top reality based self-defense experts in under 7 years with almost no advertising and minimal exposure. Although considered very 'underground', his programs and drills have been integrated by martial artists, law enforcement officers and civilians the world over. His research and martial arts training is backed by much experience where he had to apply his skills both physical and psychological while working as an undercover security guard, a bouncer and bodyguard for high profile clients. Mr. Dimitri's research in psychology began academically and has since spanned over 15 years.
In 1994, Richard opened his first and only educational institution where he and his team now teach Senshido and Combative Science Technologies. Since then, he has taught and continues to teach Law Enforcement Officers, Military personnel, Security personnel, film stars, bodyguards, amateur fighters, Film directors and producers, corporations, psychologists, stunt performers, professional athletes, the physically challenged, men, women and children world wide.
Mr. Dimitri had the pleasure to teach personnel from such groups as the US Marines, Canadian Armed Forces, France's Marine Infantry, NYC LEOs, RCMP officers, Pinkerton Security, VIP Investigations, Tandem Montreal, ex street gang members and Mc Gill's Walksafe department.
Many of Montreal's doormen and bouncers from Montreal clubs such as The Playground, Peel Pub, Sir Winston Churchill's (Winnie's), Crocodile's, 737, The Sona, Cheers, Super Sex, The Downtown Club, Aria, and Sharx have trained at Senshido and have successfully defended themselves time and again thanks to their training.
Mr. Dimitri has also taught, trained and worked with Dolph Lundgren, Stephen Baldwin, Peta Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Lisa Boyle and Ian "Vampiro" Hodgkinson. Through these great people, he also got to work in the film industry mostly as a stunt performer but also as a fight choreographer and actor.
Richard has been published in the June 2003 issue of Black Belt Magazine and has authored what is considered to be by many experts one of the best books ever written on personal protection titled "In Total Defense of the Self", which has become an international best seller. He also produced over 26 Instructional video tapes that are also considered by many experts as the most comprehensive and educational self-defense tapes on the market today, surpassing several of the most popular reality based experts and systems.
Rich also developed a close quarter conceptual tool known as The Shredder™ which has become one of the most talked about innovations in modern self-defense and martial arts training worldwide. The Shredder has been referred to as THE MISSING LINK IN THE MARTIAL ARTS / SELF DEFENSE WORLD. Richard has been asked to teach Shredder seminars world wide since its development.
People from all over the world have traveled extensively to Montreal to train with Richard Dimitri including Brazil, Greenland, Finland, Germany, The Middle East, Venezuela, The UK and the United States. Today, Richard's Senshido continues to grow worldwide and has currently saved numerous lives. People from all over the world have written to him and personally came to his door to thank him for their lives as his training provided them with the necessary tools to effectively survive violence. Not one to sit on his laurels, Richard continues his research and his methods continue to evolve.
Member of the following organizations:
- American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
- National Registry of Who's Who (2002 - 2003 & 2005 - 2006)
- Chief instructor of Protective Defence for the Close Protection Training for the UK Ministry of Defence through CTR High Risk Security & Investigations Services Limited UK headed by Senshido Affiliate Tremaine Kent.