Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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
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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. […]
by Konstantin Komarov Published: March 08, 2014
Kids in Systema
by Konstantin Komarov
by Dmitry Trufanov
I spent a good
part of my childhood playing with my friends in our apartment building’s
courtyard. The courtyard was very spacious, and my friends from neighboring
buildings would come play with us. There used to be a courtyard in every
building, but ours was the biggest—about the size of two soccer fields. […]