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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Jason Priest Published: December 19, 2016
Breath training is a foundation of Systema and gets plenty of attention in class. Breathwork is easily done on your own, without a training partner, in your home, on the way to work, playing with your children, and while dealing with the everyday stresses. It is easy to experiment with and valuable to explore. Be sure to keep in mind the seven key breathing principles. […]
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: October 27, 2016
When I observe students in class, at seminars, or when I evaluate instructors through the Systema Video Program (SVP), I see one most common limitation – tension in the shoulders and hips.
In this article, let’s look at the tense shoulders. We should understand how it seriously damages our moving and fighting potential.
1. Unfortunately, it is not obvious to many people that with tension-filled shoulders, we are not able to lift the arms freely or maintain good posture. Therefore, everything including balance, power, and precision will suffer.
by Scott Meredith Published: May 07, 2016
Maybe the co-author of a book (if only a secondary contributor), shouldn’t write promotions for his own work. It may be construed as prideful. But of all the books I’ve written, I can’t help being proudest of our newest Systema publication: STRIKES: Soul Meets Body. And if few others yet fully understand the epochal nature of the material we’ve laid out, I’ll have to step up to the task of explaining it myself. It has been said since ancient times: Who must do the hard things? He who can. So that’s going to be me, now. […]
by Published: March 09, 2016
From the front page of Gazeta Plus, a Canadian Russian newspaper | February 19th, 2016
translated by Anthony Trufanov
It’s been over twenty years now since one of the buildings in our city was graced with the small sign “SYSTEMA Russian Martial Art.” This building, located at 39 Glen Cameron Rd., houses the Systema Headquarters and most important international training center. Its founder, Vladimir Vasiliev, is well known across the world. […]