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Garry Hodgins has over 20 years of martial arts experience and is a medallist of many tournaments. Garry began training in Systema with Vladimir Vasiliev in 2008.
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Bring a Thief to a Handstill

by Garry Hodgins Published: April 29, 2013

Recently, I travelled to Barcelona, with my wife, for a short holiday. While travelling on the Metro, we realized that we were being interviewed by a female spotter as potential targets for some pick pockets. Though I don’t speak Spanish, I gleaned from her message as she had mentioned the name of the station we were in. I also noted that she was overtly flirtatious in her body language towards me (this is highly unusual for me). As we were getting on the subway, we moved away from her, stood at the door opposite and let her know that we were aware of her. […]