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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Vali Majd Published: February 01, 2011
When I first started my Systema journey, I remember coming across ideas and concepts such as "natural movement", "freedom of movement" or "developing instinctual movement". At the time I treated these concepts predominantly as buzz words, interesting buzzwords.
It has taken a great deal of time and effort to better understand the depth of these concepts and how paramount they are to our work. Achieving free, natural movement is one of the main tenets of our methodology, as such closer examination is warranted. […]
by Jason Priest Published: December 14, 2010
Guayaquil, Ecuador. Unable to correctly pronounce the name of the largest city in Ecuador, I boarded a plane for my first trip to South America. I was joining experienced Systema Headquarters Instructor Frank Arias as well as Josh Fabia on one leg of their recent South American tour. For me this was both a journey to a new country and the first time I would be assisting in the training of newcomers to Systema.
When I was a student in elementary school, my father used to tell me that the best way to learn something was to try and teach it to someone else. […]
by Alberto Nacif Published: October 26, 2010
My first Systema experience was at Vladimir Vasiliev class at his headquarters in Toronto at the beginning of a one week intensive seminar for instructors; it was a small group of instructors, most of them advanced and then me with no previous Systema experience. Sitting on the mat and waiting for class to start seemed like forever, and created some anxiety for me, as I did not know how intense Systema training would be. I watched many highly skilled people warming up and excitedly chatting around me. Then Vladimir stepped on the mat and all the chattering stopped, we stood and faced him. […]