by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: April 02, 2005
THREE STEPS AHEAD OF YOUR FEAR
In the SYSTEMA HAND to HAND film, there is
a drill where the two opponents are approaching each other and evading
contact. It is a very useful
exercise to learn free and smooth movements and to identify the moment when
you feel discomfort or fear.
To expand on this practice, here is another good
drill from Vladimir\'s class. It
will help you to further overcome your own psychological obstacles, your pride
and your fear.
Stand facing your partner, about 5 meters (15 feet)
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: December 05, 2004
EFFECTIVE DEFENSE IN CONFINED SPACE comes from two essential abilities: - the skill of working (defending yourself) in one spot* for example, behind a desk in a small office, or on a mine field where one step away from your spot could be the last step you ever make!- the skill of working without the full use of your body movements* it can range from a mild restriction (if you can't let go of something you're carrying) to being able to move only your fingers (if you are restrained or squeezed in a crowd). […]