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. […]
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by Konstantin Komarov Published: March 08, 2014
Kids in Systema by Konstantin Komarov translated 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. […]
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: December 02, 2013
INTERVIEW with VLADIMIR VASILIEV by Rob Poyton, the head instructor of Cutting Edge Systema Academy in UK and the editor of Systema International publication. Systema International (SI): First of all can I say congratulations on behalf of everyone here on the 20th anniversary of your school, it’s an amazing achievement! Did you have any idea when you first started teaching in Toronto that you would be in this position, with schools worldwide? Vladimir Vasiliev (VV): Thank you for your kind words and support. […]
by Robert Young Published: November 26, 2013
The Russian Martial Art is regarded as one of the most effective fighting systems on the planet, and its popularity is largely due to the efforts of Vladimir Vasiliev! by Robert W. Young click here to view article in PDF format Spend 20 years in a field you're passionate about—when this issue of Black Belt hits the newsstand, I'll have edited articles for two decades—and it's easy to conclude you've seen and heard it all. It's a fair assumption, but it's a dead giveaway that the person doing the assuming has never been face to face with Vladimir Vasiliev. […]
by John-Paul Gagliano Published: April 29, 2013
It was my first day back in Vancouver after visiting the Toronto HQ for a dose of excellent training, I felt clear and recharged. Being as I had been away from home for a few weeks, I needed to run some errands and headed out to talk a brisk walk to my destinations. I was walking peacefully on East Broadway (Vancouver) when a man carrying a large "boom-box" was strutting down the street with his music blaring. Noticing the noise first, I turned to look where this was coming from. […]