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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.

Systema Training Vincent Kurmaer

Training for Life

by Vincent Kurmaer Published: November 08, 2011

I have recently realized something that is now really helping me in my training and I figured it could be of interest to other Systema practitioners out there too. I guess, I shall start with the commentary often heard in seminars and classes (I think the first time I heard it was from Konstantin Komarov). It was “SYSTEMA BREAKS YOUR WORLD OF ILLUSION”. How? When a newcomer enters Systema class, he has some sort of a preconceived idea regardless of his previous martial background. As a matter of fact, he might actually have many more pre-conceived ideas if he has had experience. […]

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Systema Training Joao Carlos Furia

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... […]

Systema Training Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin

Is it Fast or is it Jerky?

by Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Published: September 20, 2011

Human eye actively responds to jerky movements, to flashing and kaleidoscopic change of images. As a result, our eye cannot separate speed from jerkiness. Jerky movements seem to be fast, while fast and steady movements seem slow. Our vision does not catch steady acceleration, but easily registers sharp changes from rest to moving. How is a fast move different from jerky? A truly fast body movement is smooth. It begins instantly without “collecting” the body together first. Without the haste, there is steady acceleration and it reaches its maximum speed at the target point. […]

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Systema Training Milos Malic

Self Defense, Women and Systema

by Milos Malic Published: August 30, 2011

Since I started teaching, I get repeatedly asked questions about two subjects, self defense and self defense for women. It usually goes like this: Is Systema the best self defense solution? Self defense for women, is Systema the best choice of martial arts? Is Systema most applicable, realistic and useful of them all? For those who wondered at least a bit what the answers might be, I recommend to learn more about self defense, self defense for women and what Systema has to offer. […]

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Systema Training Vladimir Vasiliev

Training Tips from Instructional Materials

by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: August 16, 2011

Work against multiple opponents is challenging both psychologically and physically. In Systema, there are a number of simple things to understand and practice to help you gain control over your external and internal opponents (i.e. your attackers and your own emotions). The first skill to acquire is moving away from the line of attack. It is important to learn not to freeze when a threat comes at you. If you are not very experienced in working against two or more opponents, your tendency will be to keep them in your field of vision all the time. […]

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