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Articles by Joao Carlos Furia

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Joao Carlos Furia is a Systema Instructor, certified by Vladimir Vasiliev. He has been training and teaching Systema since 2009 and conducts regular classes at Systema Sao Paulo.
He is trained in Brazilian Naval Academy (Marine Corp) and has over 15 years of sport fighting and martial arts experience.
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On Fighting and Training - Tips from Vladimir Vasiliev

by Joao Carlos Furia Published: August 10, 2012

Joao has shared his notes from Vladimir’s seminars, DVDs and online discussions. HITS, STRIKES, PUNCHES It is next to impossible to be in a real fight and not take a single hit. While studying to deliver strikes based on Systema principles, you learn to pick an ideal distance from your partner, you learn to position your body in a straight and natural position, and you learn to align your arm, wrist and hand along solid lines in a relaxed and comfortable way. As a result, you get powerful and precise punches, and your punches do not injure yourself. […]

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Remember the Feeling

by Joao Carlos Furia Published: October 18, 2011

My country, Brazil, is internationally acclaimed for some good things. One of them is our fighters’ quality. We have excellent fighters, coaches, teachers, gyms and if you follow sport fighting, you can name some Brazilian fellows. Before I found ystema, I’d trained sportive and traditional martial arts for about 15 years and proudly served Brazilian Marine Corps for another 4 years. I thought I had seen a lot of interesting things... […]