With real-world, professional experience spanning over 45+ years within Martial & Mind Science traditions, and 30+ years of distinguished Public Service in the areas of leadership & command, threat awareness & mitigation, conflict resolution & investigations, strategic communication & negotiation, the realization of time-sensitive objectives, fitness & wellness, public information & media relations, program creation & development, implementation & delivery of instructional services, policy & procedure, the creation of reality-based training & tactical simulation - to ensure operational mission success in circumstances the Supreme Court of the United States described as "tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving"...
I remain committed to your personal & professional vision of success!
AN INTRODUCTION TO MITCH BOUDROT:
Recognized and honored as an Associate Member of the Police Survival and Defense Institute (PSDI) for "leadership and education given to the greater law enforcement community" and appointed as Dean of Academic Affairs for the National Command and Staff College (NCSC) by Chancellor Mitch Javidi, Ph.D., Mitch currently serves as the Director of the Law Enforcement Training Program (LETP) for Southwestern Community College's Division of Public Safety Training Center (SCC-PSTC). Mitch possesses cumulative training exceeding 5,600 documented hours of basic, advanced, and specialized training, with diverse experience in state, county, and municipal police operations, supervision, field training, as well as state & federal academy instruction.
"Chance favors only the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur
Mitch remains passionately engaged in, and committed to, the continuous and on-going research, development, application & instruction of tactical concepts to include enhanced situational awareness (SA), perception & reality, visualization, mindset, reality-based simulation & training, decreasing the reactionary gap in time & space to improve physical/mental/emotional survivability & the ability to prevail during/after threat confrontations, brain-based learning, P-300 brainwave performance (event-related potential), myelination, glucocorticoids, and studies related to fight, flight, freeze, faint, fatal, or tend & befriend responses to threat stimuli, integrating world martial/conflict resolution systems and related philosophical schools of thought, the principles of illusion & misdirection, cripsis, disguise** and camouflage technologies, including their application within warfare, psychology, and human behavior/interaction, methodical inquiry & research based upon critical thinking, analysis of evidence, the application of logic & the scientific method, skepticism & Occam’s razor (lex parsimoniae), the law of requisite variety, an appreciation for the mysterious, robust coffee, rational thought & spirited conversation, intelligence, the wonder of creation, bringing order to chaos, freedom & responsibility, self-governance, the advancement of knowledge, the authentic practice & preservation of ancient wisdom, understanding what a life well-lived is all about, esse quam videri, while writing the autobiographical book of life a page at a time... a day at a time.
** Illustrating his diversity of interests, yet fiercely inclusive & integrated approach to exploring life's possibilities, Mitch sought out and was the recipient of training directly from, among others, the late Academy Award winning Make-up Effects Artist, Richard Emerson "Dick" Smith (1922-2014). Dick is universally recognized as the "Godfather of Special Effects Make-up," a reputation arising from his pioneering development of prosthetic (three-dimensional) make-up techniques, and exemplified through his visionary contributions to The Godfather, The Exorcist, Little Big Man, Amadeus, and Death Becomes Her, to recognize just a few of Dick's television and film credits. Following Dick's generous direction and personal example, Mitch's experience in this field includes prosthetic work within the Make-up Department of Universal Studios (a childhood dream since around age seven when Mitch was first captivated by the transformative magic of make-up effects artists during a visit to Hollywood's Universal Studios and their tribute to Lon Chaney... the man of a thousand faces), material research, historical archiving & freelance writing on the craft, professional experience in character & creature design, life-casting, sculpting, mold-making, prosthetic creation, application & on-set continuity for theme park, print, television & film production work, as well as contracted design & execution for federal & state organizations, such as providing casualty simulation (CASSIM) services to increase the reality-based training (RBT) experiences for both active-duty military and public safety personnel. To this day, Mitch maintains a unique collection of production artifacts within his in-residence studio, preserving the historical contributions and evolution of practical make-up effects artists prior to the development of digital, or computer-generated imagery (CGI), while furthering research and development (R&D) of the craft. Interestingly, it was the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, writing in his Two Essays on Analytical Psychology (1953), who described the human persona as "a kind of mask designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual."
Shugendo, translated as "the way of training & testing," is a traditional Japanese Yamabushi 山伏, or "Mountain Ascetic," path of self-discovery and transformation through austere body-mind-awareness training and testing within Great Nature (大自然 or, Dai Shizen), traditionally recognizing En no Gyōja 役行者, (634-c.707) as the Founder.
Mt. Koshikidake Koryu Shugendo (古流修験道) - Koryu Shugen Honshu (古流修験本宗)
Koshikidake Shokai, 72nd Soke, 宗家, or Headmaster
- Deshi (Disciple)
- Reibu (Disciple)
- Nyumon (入門, Entering the Gate) wherein, I received the name 寶鏡坊 行聖, Hokybo Gyosho, within the Koshikidake lineage. Described by the phrase "hanso hanzoku" (半僧半俗) suggesting the life of neither a priest, nor a layman, but a merger of the two into a committed, singular mission of service to others through the auspicious ceremony of Tokudo, 得度, translated from the Japanese as the initial steps for the "attainment of going beyond" in the quest for personal transformation and realization.
With a preference for the solitary path of study & practice (修行, shugyo) within recent years, a tradition that actually dates back to the very origin of Shugendo and the Yamabushi, Mitch is no longer active within the Koryu Shugen Honshu, though he continues to honor, practice, support, and remain grateful for the over 1,300-year tradition inherited, safeguarded, and lovingly shared by Soke Koshikidake Shokai through Kannon-ji Temple, Yamagata, Japan. Rooted within the Japanese understanding of ancient traditions, the fusion of thought & practice provides Shugendo with the capacity to transcend time & geography, uniting cultures, languages & beliefs, without loosing its unique identity, while searching for contemporary meaning through the ascetic practices of the Yamabushi. To this end, Mitch established an experience-based outreach, Heart of the Yamabushi (山伏の心, Yamabushi no kokoro), in 2016.
"May this profound journey provide safe passage to those I encounter upon the path, within life's valleys and mountains, uniting the secular & the sacred, the past & the future, within the present moment, through clear thinking, communication, and action." - MB
In addition to Shugendo traditions, Mitch's continuing journey includes childhood concentrated studies in Chinese Ch'an (Japanese Zen) Buddhism, later entering the Pre-Theology Program of Priestly Formation (Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary upon graduation from high school, traditional practice within the Drikung Kagyu and Geluk lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, with transmissions by the late 103rd Gaden Tripa, His Emminence Kyabje Sharpa Chojey Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin (former Abbot of Gyuto Tantric Monastery and appointed Sharpe Choeje Rinpoche by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso), and exploration of yogic sciences with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at the Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences (iii).
受けたもう, or Uketamo! The Yamabushi expression of complete acceptance and embrace of this very moment (now), the catalyst for actualizing unlimited potential, a directive to "go further," "drive onward," "always forward," "keep going," or as expressed in the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (心經), "to go... going... gone beyond... gone completely beyond, O' awakening (enlightenment), so may it be" - as in crossing over to the other shore of a flowing river and the new perspective provided, realizing non-duality, emptiness, to move beyond mere convention, conformity, and novelty to what is enduring as a diamond, yet simultaneously yielding as a lotus floating upon water. As suggested by Mitch, "Uketamo ultimately conveys our natural annihilation of previously perceived limitations, false assumptions & negative habits from a tremendously resourceful state of self-transformation, transcendence, and breakthrough... this is Subconscious Intelligence (SI)."
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SSI: The Science and Art of Self-Empowerment & Self-Improvement ℠
Shugendo lineage transmission for 寶鏡坊 行聖, Hokybo Gyosho, or Mitch Boudrot
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