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Articles by Andrea Bisaz

The articles presented here are for the education and enjoyment of the Systema community. The writers are solely responsible for the content and such content may not completely reflect the views of Russian Martial Art Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev. Any training conducted by you is at your sole risk.

Dr. Andrea Bisaz was a Systema Instructor at Systema Australia, in Melbourne. He had been training and teaching Systema since 2005 and Dr. Bisaz also worked at the Melbourne Sports Clinic.
Andrea passed away in July 2014.
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Spatial Perception - A Systema Concept

by Andrea Bisaz Published: February 09, 2013

Systema is a complex entirety of many features interacting in total harmony. To my understanding, one of the greatest assets is the use of natural, relaxed movements in an unnatural combative environment. If mastered, this provides efficiency, calmness and power, whilst its invisibility leads to confusion and uncertainty on the opponent’s side (see mirrorneuron article), opening up many doors of advantage in a conflict.   Another interesting area in Systema is the ‘short work’. […]

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Systema: Mirror Neurons

by Andrea Bisaz Published: July 03, 2012

It is interesting to see, how keen observation of human behaviour can be translated into extremely efficient and deceptive fighting principles. What I am about to discuss is essentially nothing new to the experienced Systema practitioner. In fact, we have heard Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev talk about these principles over and over again. What is fascinating, however, is to see these principles verified by current research in neuroscience. […]

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Systema, Neurological Reaction Time and Learning

by Andrea Bisaz Published: August 02, 2011

A major factor in fighting arts is the speed of response to agiven attack. As we know, this is dependent on many different factors. Timelyaction is crucial for a positive outcome with an adversary. Different fighting disciplines have implemented variousstrategies in order to gain a time advantage over their opponent. A common approach by many professionals such as SWAT Teams,Special Forces etc. is to use just a handful of very generic applicabletechniques based on gross motor skills. […]

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