Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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. […]
by Systema HeadQuarters Published: September 28, 2010
Iliya Moorometz - or Iliya of the city of Moorom. He is the most well-known and loved warrior of ancient Russia, famous for his incredible strength, fighting skill, unique life story, kindness and righteousness, the qualities that brought him many victories over the attackers of Russia and over the forces of evil.
The big painting you may have seen at our school is called "The Three Warriors".
He is the one in the middle of the picture. […]
by Konstantin Komarov Published: March 16, 2010
is most important in any art? For an artist, musician, or poet, it's
inspiration: the state of the soul, which can hardly be expressed in words. Yet,
without it there is no art, only craft. So, what is the key to
martial arts? Is it strength? Agility? Stamina? Perhaps, the knowledge of
secret techniques? I do not think so. To illustrate it, let me share an
observation. Quite recently, I was lucky enough to work with a team of
personal bodyguards protecting a high-ranked official. These guys were
creme-de-la-creme, "the elite". […]