Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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. […]
by Spiro Spanos Published: March 14, 2011
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“What I do know and can explain about Systema, often feels less important than what I don't know about it, yet feels more valuable than any vision I have about ambition, because it protects me by chiseling away at fear, opening my mind to reality”. Let me explain why Systema practice is as fundamental to my life as is my blood.