Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Takahide Kitagawa Published: July 26, 2011
A massive earthquake hit Japan on March 11th. The magnitude-9.0 quake shook the Japanese archipelago for more than three minutes.But, what was worse than the huge earthquake itself was the subsequent tsunami.A large number of people in the coastal areas of northeastern Japan were eitherkilled or went missing due to the colossal waves.
I was in Tokyo at that time. The tsunami did not hitthe metropolitan area, but the quake rocked the city of 13 million people withan intensity I have never experienced in my life. […]
by Dimitri Trufanov Published: July 05, 2011
Dimitri Trufanov is a Chicago-based Systema instructor. His wife Olga recently gave birth to their third son. The youngest boy was born at home and Olga agreed to share this unique experience.
Why did you decide on home birth?
The choice was natural for us. The older kids were born at a local hospital. What we didn’t like about that was that there was too much interference from the staff at moments when inward focus was most needed. So, we wanted more control, a quieter environment, one that felt...at home, you know. […]
by Stephane Beaudin Published: June 25, 2011
A few years ago, a staple of Systema, the front roll, seemed to elude me. In training, the back roll was very natural, but the front roll created all kinds of fear and tension. This most basic of basics is often one of the more difficult and frustrating things to become proficient in. Some people are more afraid of rolling back, alarmed by not seeing where they are going. Others, like me, stuttering at the sight of the ground being thrust towards the face. Working freely, I had become quite adept at corkscrewing my body during falls and transforming forwards falls into back rolls. […]