In 2008, the German Softimage reseller Mario Prang of Slash.de published the first commercial XSI training series in German, entitled “XSI Character Design Basic”, a six dvd set covering “Boxmodelling, UV-Mapping, Rigging, Shape Animation and Toonshading”, created and narrated by Zlatan Jungbluth. Some of the modeling tutorials can still be found here: https://vimeo.com/album/2806721. Sadly, Zlatan never got around uploading the whole series in the end.
After this Mario Prang released two more training dvds, “Dynamics 1”, covering Rigid and Soft Bodies Basics and “Dynamics 2”, covering the basics of the newly unveiled ICE.
hat tip: Hirazi Blue