Training Tips

Articles by Bratzo Barrena

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.

Bratzo Barrena has been teaching Systema since 2010. Certified by Vladimir Vasiliev, he runs a Systema school in Lima, Peru Systema Ruso Combate Funcional - Perú . Bratzo is the Spanish translator of many Systema Training Tips articles.
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I am too old. I am a woman. I have an injury. Good Reasons for Training Systema.

by Bratzo Barrena Published: July 18, 2018

A few days ago, after class, a man who was watching the training session (around 35 years old), came to me and told me he had always been interested in martial arts and that Russian Systema was very appealing, BUT (yes, there’s always a “but”) he had a back injury and couldn’t train. This is very common. […]

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What to expect in Systema

by Bratzo Barrena Published: July 26, 2017

Most people who attend their first Russian Systema class, come with preconceived ideas about what they will get from training. Often people have the wrong idea, as a result from their experience in other martial arts or combat sports (as practitioners or spectators); some come with distorted or even unrealistic ideas, probably taken from Hollywood movies. In general, we can divide these people in two groups: Those who expect to find techniques that are devastating, savage, and aggressive, techniques that brutalize the opponent and that allow them to easily defeat any adversary. […]

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