Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: August 31, 2015
Any good massage is beneficial. The Systema combative body massage that we do in classes has its own unique and practical value. Done in a training session, it becomes an important part of overall development of the spirit and body.
Combative body practices usually include:
Compared to passively receiving treatment from a masseuse, the combative body techniques are done within the spirit of action, training and fighting arts. […]
by Konstantin Komarov Published: June 01, 2015
Translated by: Dimitri Trufanov
How does aging start and progress? At what age does the degenerative process begin? Can we do something about it? Why do some people show advanced aging symptoms at 40, while others still look young at the age of 60 and some are active and fully competent at the age of 80 and more? Should people limit their physical activity as they get older?
These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before attempting to teach classes to seniors. […]
by Pete Rogers Published: May 23, 2015
A few weeks ago my son had one of his friends come over to our house.
As the day went on, they did what young boys do on a sunny day with a big grassy field. They rough housed.
As I watched the two, my son's friend threw some impressive kicks and punches at my boy. Knowing that he had been training for a while at a local martial arts school, I was interested to see how this friendly sparring match between two nine year olds would turn out.
My son moved and escaped from his friend who was trying to give him the business. […]
by Norbert Tannert Published: January 09, 2015
Stress, in my opinion, is one of the most unnoticed factors in martial arts as well as in an actual confrontation. This is surprising if one takes into account that stress is what usually determines the outcome of a real confrontation with a highly aggressive attacker.
I am emphasizing the word “real” because in most cases, training in martial arts is completely different from a real scenario with possibly heavier consequences, such as physical and emotional damage, a trial or death.
So don’t be fooled. […]
by Published: November 05, 2014
translated by Nelka Az
The drive to be better. The first surprise when encountering Systema is the silence. In a well-lighted gym robust men calmly and orderly work through seemingly simple moves, interchanging them with sudden escapes, turns, and grabs. No leaps and shouts, nobody assumes stances that look like comic-book pictures. The instructor Vladimir Vasiliev remarks on what is taking place without raising his voice…
The school of Russian Martial Art that he founded in Toronto in 1993 received world-wide acclaim. […]