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"Freeflow and Creativity" seminar
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Milos Malic

Joined: 18 Oct 2004
Posts: 86
Location: Belgrade - Serbia

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:38 am    Post subject: "Freeflow and Creativity" seminar Reply with quote

Koen Vandersteene in Belgrade, Serbia

We had a great pleasure to train with and learn from Koen, instructor from Systema Belgium. Seminar was very interesting. Many exercises where each of them hides at least one principle and good points on what to do and what to avoid doing. Instructor managed to put as in position to sit and think "damn, I should notice this or that before!". He also showed very rare talent by making everybody communicative and smiling while doing serious work and heavy sweating. Even the most silent and shy guys opened up after the first day.

Participants got tasks and recipes how to move, manipulate the opponent body, use strikes and kicks and micro work (oh I hate pinching). Then it got more complicated. Defend third person. Then defend from attacker third person is getting in the way, obstructing your work, pulling you around, covering your eyes... By the very end we progressed to team work and striking crowd work.

Participants from Holland, Hungary, Croatia and all over Serbia enjoyed this seminar very much. Hope to see Koen soon!

Milos, Systema Serbia

Some comments from participants:

"Koen was able to create the relaxed and playful atmosphere that makes it possible to work on creativity and flow. The exercises were carefully build up to lead to the final work with multiple opponents on the last day. This excellent instruction in combination with the good vibes from the Belgrade crew made it a very rewarding seminar."
Kim and Bart, Holland

Excellent seminar, interesting topics, a lot of nice exercises and useful tips, great instructor, great time whole weekend! Thank you Koen! Hope to see you soon!
Marko Bajović


Koen is a very humble teacher, and spends lots of time working with each student. He delivered a huge amount of information about Systema in general, and so many helpful tips and strategies to move and respond freely, something that my Systema work really needed. I will be thinking and working with Koen's info for a long time.
Mateo Bernal

Just I am going to express in a letter to my big Thank you for the seminar and the very-very kind hospitality not even you but the whole Serbian team.
As you know this seminar was the brand new for me but the team the spirit were really extraordinary not talking about the new thechniques and the whole Systema way.
So thank you again and I hope we will mett soon even on a seminar or the summer camp in Serbia!Smile
Laszlo Fodor


Thank you Koen Vandersteene and Milos Malic for this enriching seminar! Gives us a lot of material and ideas to put into practise and to meditate upon. And it was so much fun! Thanks to everybody I had a chance to work with, all the guys and gals were very pleasant and very good in Systema. Cheers

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Koen Vandersteene

Joined: 29 Feb 2008
Posts: 43
Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd would like to thank all the seminar participants of the Belgrade seminar for their motivation, dedication, sweat and hard work. I know you're sore but you were a great and motivated group.
Although "strangers" to each other on Saturday morning, I was happy to see you become a group of friends training hard and laughing together. Thumbs up to the ladies who attented : they worked just as hard as the guys.
Thank you Milos, Jelena, Milena and little boss Mila, for having me, welcoming me, sharing and your excellent organisation. Looking forward to the next time. Also lots of gratitude to Vladimir for starting it all. It's amazing what Systema is doing and where it is taking us all. Thank you for the trust.
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Milos Malic

Joined: 18 Oct 2004
Posts: 86
Location: Belgrade - Serbia

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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