Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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
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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
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. […]
by Karel Cerny Published: April 29, 2013
I would like to tell you a story, that happened in year 1981.
I was 17 years old.
One night, my sister
woke me up. It was about 2 a.m. She was unsettled and told me, that somebody is
walking in our house and she thought that he was a thief.
I had been
doing karate for 2 years that time. I took part in many competitions and I was
really good at it in my category. I trained with nunchaks as well.
and slippers I got up, took nunchaks, which I had next to my bed, and I started
going through our house. […]
by Garry Hodgins Published: April 29, 2013
Recently, I travelled to Barcelona, with my wife, for a short holiday.
While travelling on the Metro, we realized that we were being interviewed by a
female spotter as potential targets for some pick pockets. Though I don’t speak
Spanish, I gleaned from her message as she had mentioned the name of the
station we were in. I also noted that she was overtly flirtatious in her body
language towards me (this is highly unusual for me). As we were getting on the
subway, we moved away from her, stood at the door opposite and let her know
that we were aware of her. […]
by Martin Wheeler Published: April 19, 2013
A common question asked is: do you have to be Orthodox Christian or even religious in order to be good at Systema? The answer is no. But the concept of faith and religious philosophy in Systema is an intriguing one.
What is the purpose of faith in Systema other than the well known health and well-being benefits? I think there are many, and they are certainly worth exploring, as the heart of the art is more than certainly rooted in religious philosophy.
To me it seems likely that the concept of Systema has been around for a very
long time, a lot longer than the name Systema itself. […]