Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: September 18, 2015
We can view our fears on three levels.
The first one we can call Personal Fear. It is the type that develops without any physical contact. It has formed inside us as a result of a verbal threat, an aggressive scene, a potentially scary situation. We might be only partly aware of the true causes and the magnitude of that Personal Fear. It is our internal picture that may or may not be accurate. This fear comes along with a specific type of breath interruption - irregular inhale and exhale, constricted breathing, or a choking breath. […]
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: September 07, 2015
Tips from Vladimir
In Systema, there is no distinction between defense and attack. Any so called "defensive" move is also active, decisive and pre-emptive. The secret is in complete freedom of movement, very swift thinking and decision-making. There are practically no limitations, except for the moral ones.
Before practicing techniques of weapons disarming, you should first learn to identify if the opponent is armed and how. Then, study how to evaluate his competence in using a weapon. Each weapon imprints behavior. Knowledge and experience can uncover that for you. […]
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: August 31, 2015
Any good massage is beneficial. The Systema combative body massage that we do in classes has its own unique and practical value. Done in a training session, it becomes an important part of overall development of the spirit and body.
Combative body practices usually include:
Compared to passively receiving treatment from a masseuse, the combative body techniques are done within the spirit of action, training and fighting arts. […]
by Konstantin Komarov Published: June 01, 2015
Translated by: Dimitri Trufanov
How does aging start and progress? At what age does the degenerative process begin? Can we do something about it? Why do some people show advanced aging symptoms at 40, while others still look young at the age of 60 and some are active and fully competent at the age of 80 and more? Should people limit their physical activity as they get older?
These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before attempting to teach classes to seniors. […]
by Norbert Tannert Published: January 09, 2015
Stress, in my opinion, is one of the most unnoticed factors in martial arts as well as in an actual confrontation. This is surprising if one takes into account that stress is what usually determines the outcome of a real confrontation with a highly aggressive attacker.
I am emphasizing the word “real” because in most cases, training in martial arts is completely different from a real scenario with possibly heavier consequences, such as physical and emotional damage, a trial or death.
So don’t be fooled. […]