Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Brandon Sommerfeld Published: June 07, 2011
Please keep in mind what I am about to share is coming from my own limited personal opinion and experience. With that being said I will make this bold statement “I am thoroughly convinced that Martial Arts Masters that possess Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev’s skill level come around, maybe once every 200 years”. Never before in the history of Mankind have we enjoyed the opportunity to have so much incredible information literally at our fingertips. […]
by Frank Arias & Juan Pedro Serna Published: May 12, 2011
Frank Arias, one of the experienced instructors at Systema Headquarters in Toronto, was interviewed by Systema Spain head instructor Juan Pedro Serna on Frank’s understanding, training and teaching of the art.
Juan Pedro and Frank kindly translated the interview from Spanish and offered it to all of us to read and enjoy.
Juan Pedro Serna: How did you first discover Systema?
Frank Arias: In 1996, on New Year’s Eve, I was confronted with a situation where I had to unexpectedly defend myself against multiple attackers. […]
by Carlos A. Basconcelo Published: March 29, 2011
At the recent Summit of Masters in Cancun, Vladimir Vasiliev talked about the real time we dedicate to training during class.After a quick self-evaluation I was able to find more than a few instances during class in which I was not exactly training but just moving without a purpose or leaving my mind to wonder. I set up an experiment to catch and cure myself of letting my mind wander and of negative thinking, in order to become more effective in my movements.I was pretty amazed to learn that a great percentage of the time in class I was not really present, for two estimated reasons: 1. […]